AUSTIN, Texas — The new Moody Center had long lines of students at the Nov. 10 Texas Longhorns basketball game against the Houston Christian Huskies. The desire to get a good seat caused students to get in line early. UT sophomore Javier Diaz De Sandi arrived at the game about two hours before tip-off. “I […]
AUSTIN, Texas — The first group of students from the “COVID class” will graduate next month. These students were freshmen at the University of Texas when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, and their college experience differed from any other generation of Longhorns because of it. Internships Daphne Wolfe, UT’s Assistant Director of Career […]
byKatie Pratt and Lisette Lopez
On the West Mall of the sprawling University of Texas campus on this gray, drizzly November Election Day, an eagerness for change was evident as the end of a tumultuous year filled with issues deeply affecting them beckoned students to the polls.
Weeks before, on the other side of campus, a glimpse down Speedway confirmed the UT Austin community was overwhelmingly left-leaning. There was little doubt these young people planned to vote blue.
Scenes such as these provided a warmth and excitement for Democratic voters while conservatives were left out in the cold – by classmates and their candidates alike.
Not so much for McKennon Rice, economics senior and executive board member for Young Conservatives of Texas.
“I just feel like I don’t have the space to share my voice,” Rice said. “We’re already a minority, and there’s an even smaller minority that’s actually willing to talk and be open without fear.”
Young voters across a divided nation are being credited by political analysts for preventing a Republican-dominated midterm from coming to life. Yet, that “red wave” did come to shore in the Lone Star State. Every statewide Republican candidate won by double percentage points, and a frustration from the large majority of UT students the day after the election was palpable.
AUSTIN, Texas — College Gameday returned to Austin on Nov. 12 for a second visit this season for the matchup between the Texas Longhorns and the TCU Horned Frogs. College Gameday is a Saturday morning ESPN show that travels across the country to different college campuses. Hosted by Rece Davis, the show features former football […]
Planning a long-distance trip in an electric vehicle can be tricky, especially in rural parts of Texas where electric vehicle charging stations can be sparse.
Texas is working to improve rural access to charging stations. The Federal Highway Administration in September approved $408 million to help the state government to install EV charging stations along designated alternative fuel corridors. Those corridors are along interstate highways, such interstates 10, 20 and 35.
Texas received the most federal funding for the EV project through the Infrastructure and Investment and Jobs Act approved by Congress in 2021. California was second with an estimated $384 million for chargers.
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Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas produced their fourth newscast of the semester on November 10, 2022. This week student journalists report on the attempted kidnapping of a woman identified by police as a UT student and the search for her attacker, continued delays in the opening of a student housing […]
byOihane Ochoa Navarro
AUSTIN, Texas – The end of October brings a celebration of Halloween for many, but for others, a more important celebration begins the next day at the start of November. As Mexican tradition dictates, Dia de los Muertos — the Day of the Dead — is a date on which loved ones who are no […]
AUSTIN, Texas — An attempted kidnapping in West Campus is raising safety concerns among the community. Officers from the Austin Police Department and the University of Texas Police Department responded to an emergency call at the 2700 block of Nueces St. early in the morning of Oct. 30. Investigators said the victim was able to escape. […]
With overdose deaths mounting, harm reduction groups are providing overdose reversal medications and other supplies to ensure safer substance use and generally healthier living. But the groups operate in a legal gray area.
“This work is important for everybody here,” one clinic coordinator said after a day of outreach in his group’s mobile clinic. “Don’t you know we all can go to jail right now? Because everything that we do is illegal, technically. When I was doing the (safe syringe exchange) van, all of that stuff on there was illegal. But guess what? Ain’t never stopped me.”
The group takes its clinic van to several encampments each Tuesday through Friday, providing Narcan nasal spray, an opioid overdose reversal medication, safe smoke kits, needle exchanges, hygiene supplies, wound care kits and Plan B contraception pills.
“Fundamentally, harm reduction is about saving people’s lives and increasing safety around unsafe behaviors,” said one expert.
The seemingly laid-back island town of Surfside Beach has found itself at the forefront of oil industry expansion, as a plan to build the Sea Port Oil Terminal, known as SPOT, has divided the community.
The plan includes building an oil pipeline from Harris County through Brazoria County, across vacant lots in the village of Surfside Beach and connecting to a deepwater port 27 nautical miles offshore.
The construction project is one of six new permit applications for offshore terminals in the Gulf of Mexico to export oil or natural gas to the global market. The permit for the Sea Port Oil Terminal has received more than 37,000 public comments, and a final decision on permit approval is expected this month from the U.S. Maritime Administration.
AUSTIN, Texas — Nearly three months after student residents were supposed to move in, apartment complex Noble 2500 announced Wednesday even more delays to its opening. On its website, Noble advertised stylish living to University of Texas students beginning Aug. 18. However, in July, future residents received the first in a series of emails delaying […]
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Battles over removal of LGBTQ-themed books from libraries and the teaching of race in Texas schools are moving to the ballot boxes in hotly contested school board elections.
Growing political distrust fueled by former President Donald Trump’s unsupported claims of election fraud in 2020 has increased interest in Texans becoming poll watchers this year. The Texas secretary of state office says 4,480 Texans completed a new poll watcher certification training program that launched Feb. 1.
byReporting Texas TV Staff
Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas produced their third newscast of the semester on November 3, 2022. This week student journalists report on record-breaking numbers at the Austin airport, a new peer counseling program, and the Longhorns Women’s Basketball Team in pre-season action.
AUSTIN, Texas — A new program at the University of Texas aims to reach more students by expanding services as the grind of the semester continues. Longhorn SHARE Project unveiled its new Peer Support Specialist program this August, after several years of planning. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Adrian Lancaster was starting to slowly expand peer […]
AUSTIN, Texas – The Orange-White Scrimmage for the Texas Women’s Basketball team on Oct. 19 gave fans and the public an opportunity to see the new look of the team. The teams also played against an all-male practice squad made up of skilled UT students. The Longhorns added seven new players to the team this […]
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