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Nov 10, 2023

On-Campus Sites Offer UT Students and Staff Easy Access to Voting

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas hosted two polling locations for early voting as well as Election Day on Nov. 7. Students, faculty and others voted on 14 proposed amendments to the state constitution which included issues such as taxes, state parks, and infrastructure. Thirteen of the 14 proposed amendments passed. The one that […]

Nov 10, 2023

It’s My Park Day Celebrates 20th Anniversary

AUSTIN, Texas — Nearly 100 volunteers came together Saturday at Brentwood Park to participate in the Austin Parks Foundation’s bi-annual “It’s My Park Day.”. The event brought together about 2,000 Austinites to help with projects across the city. Volunteer Katie Malinski has attended “It’s My Park Day” for the past decade. She brought her husband […]

Nov 09, 2023

UT Austin Turns Parking Tickets Into Meals With November Program

AUSTIN, Texas – University of Texas students, staff, and faculty can pay off parking tickets collected on campus with food donations through Nov. 20. The Food for Fines program will waive citations issued on UT’s campus between Aug. 16 and Oct. 31 in exchange for a donation of bags of rice or cans of beans […]

Nov 09, 2023

Texas Men’s Basketball Tips Off Season With New Faces

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas men’s basketball team began its season with a dominant 88-56 win over Incarnate Word on Monday night. This year’s Texas team looks a lot different than the team that took the court in the NCAA Tournament last March. Two starters from that team are now in the NBA […]

Nov 06, 2023

Reporting Texas Newsletter – Nov. 3, 2023

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Nov 05, 2023

‘Protect the Children’ Rally Clashes with Trans Rights Protesters

Dozens of people calling for legislators to protect American children from sex trafficking, ideological indoctrination and drag queen storytime competed with counter-protesters advocating for transgender rights at the Texas Capitol on Saturday. 

Nov 03, 2023

Reporting Texas TV – Nov. 2, 2023

Journalism students at the University of Texas produced their third newscast of the Fall 2023 semester on Nov. 2. Student journalists reported this week on a gallery that showcased and sold art created by homeless artists, a fundraiser in support of breast cancer research and survivors, the opening of a private club for pickleball players, Mexic-Arte Museum’s […]

Nov 03, 2023

Art From The Streets Supports Homeless Artists

AUSTIN, Texas — More than 100 homeless artists active with the non-profit Art From The Streets showcased more than 3,000 pieces of artwork on Oct. 21 and 22. Blue Genie Art Bazaar hosted the annual exhibit which sells art on behalf of the artists. The goal is help them transition out of homelessness, which is […]

Nov 03, 2023

Mexic-Arte Museum Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

AUSTIN, Texas — The 40th annual Viva La Vida festival on Oct. 28 at the Mexic-Arte Museum brought thousands of people together for a traditional celebration to remember the dead. The event celebrated Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and took place in downtown Austin at Fourth Street and Congress Avenue. Festival activities […]

Nov 03, 2023

More Than Pink Walk Unites Supportive Community

AUSTIN, Texas – Thousands of participants walked one-and-a-half miles to fundraise for breast cancer research. Barton Creek Square was a sea of pink on Oct. 28, as fighters, survivors and supporters attended Susan G. Komen’s 2023 Central Texas More Than Pink Walk. As of Saturday, donations topped $453,000 toward the foundation’s goal of $600,000 to […]

Nov 03, 2023

Luxury Pickleball Club Opens in East Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – An entertainment developer hopes to capitalize on the nationwide pickleball craze with an exclusive new club. Matt Wolski owns Other Racquet Club on Manor Road. The facility opened in September and features three courts and cabanas, as well as amenities such as a cold plunge pool and food trucks. Other features such as […]

Nov 03, 2023

Westlake Volleyball Clinches Big Win Over Top-Ranked Lake Travis

AUSTIN, Texas – The Westlake High School volleyball team celebrated a big win on Oct. 24 against rival Lake Travis High School, which is nationally ranked. The Westlake Lady Chaparrals hosted the 6A district champions of region 26 for their senior night and district-closing game, which Westlake won in four sets: 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22. […]

Oct 30, 2023

Reporting Texas Newsletter – Oct. 27, 2023

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Oct 30, 2023

Reporting Texas Newsletter – Oct. 20, 2023

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Oct 28, 2023

Reporting Texas TV – Oct. 26, 2023

Journalism students at the University of Texas produced their second newscast of the Fall 2023 semester on Oct. 26. Student journalists reported this week on mold and sewage issues at an off-campus student housing complex, Free Speech Week, an arts festival that promoted water conservation, the university’s new esports arena, and a celebration of the […]

Oct 27, 2023

Free Speech Week Contest Promotes Appreciation of First Amendment Rights

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas’ Moody College of Communication  celebrated its fourth annual Free Speech Week from Oct. 16-20 with a video contest and panels on free speech topics. The Free Speech Minute video contest gave students and faculty an opportunity to record a short video to explain why they believe free speech […]

Oct 26, 2023

UT Austin Launches Alienware Longhorn Esports Arena

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin officially opened its Alienware Longhorn Esports Arena in the Texas Union Underground this month. Built in association with Dell Technologies, the new facility provides a space for the Longhorn Gaming Teams to compete and allows students to play video games in their spare time. The esports […]

Oct 26, 2023

Georgetown Promotes Water Conservation with Artistic Rain Barrels

GEORGETOWN, Texas – The second annual South Main Arts Festival on Oct. 12 meshed art and water together to raise awareness on water conservation. The City of Georgetown’s Water Conservation Team asked local artists to submit proposals for participation in its Painted Rain Barrel Project. The city’s regulatory and conservation manager, Tiffany Diaz, said the […]

Oct 26, 2023

Moody College of Communication Receives High International Ranking

AUSTIN, Texas — The 2022 QS World University Rankings placed the Moody College of Communication second in the nation and fourth in the world for communication and media studies programs. More than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students currently work toward one of the many degrees the college offers. Interim dean Rachel Davis Mersey joined Moody […]

Oct 26, 2023

All Black Made Pop-Up Provides Alternative Selling Opportunity for Vendors

About 20 canopy tents lined a parking lot adjacent to Black Pearl Books on Saturday afternoon. Underneath each was a business owner displaying their wares: body oil, customized cups, paintings, lemonade, hair bonnets, apparel, candles, jewelry and more. While the sun beat down, 94 degrees and counting, the entrepreneurs offered smiles to shoppers at All […]