Reporting Texas
News and features from UT-Austin's School of Journalism

Pastors for Texas Children Become a Rising Voice Against School Vouchers

The group vows to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s effort to pass school vouchers in the 2017 Legislature. Johnson said he has told Patrick to his face, “This will not pass.”

Coaches: Pitch Limits in High School Baseball Are Both Fair and Foul

By Leah Vann For Reporting Texas There is no rest for the high school baseball pitcher. But the University Interscholastic League is trying to correct that. On Oct.1 7, the governing body of high school sports in Texas set a limit of 110 pitches per game, effective the 2017 season. The UIL enacted the policy to protect […]

Legislature May Address HOA Foreclosure Issues in Upcoming Session

In Asian Basketball League, Players Find Fellowship and Community

Blind Triathlete Hopes to Bend Stereotypes on Her Way to Paralympic Medal

Video Takes Esports Fans Out to the Game Through Live Streaming


Two Syrian Families Trace Their Long Routes from War to Refuge in Austin

They escaped the bombs and repression of a five-year civil war. Now they are trying to rebuild their lives in a new country.

Dr. Mitchel Wong stood besides her mother’s painting that hangs in his central Austin office.

Grocer’s Son, Then Doctor, Now Major Donor to UT’s New Medical School

Mitchel Wong has prospered as an eye doctor, rancher and real estate investor. His $20 million donation will create a new institute at Dell Medical.

Special Report

In Diverse Texas, Whites Dominate Police Ranks

Running back Santiago Villegas (1) runs in a drill during the Lake Travis spring football practice April 25. PHILIP HAUSTEIN FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Lake Travis Player, Stuck in Mexico, Leaves a Deep But Incomplete Legacy

Elbia is learning English as well as Spanish and incorporates these words into her traditional Guatemalan crafts at the Posada Esperanza in Austin, TX, November 25, 2016.

Increase in Guatemalan Migrants Creates Greater Need for Mayan Speakers

Lauren Discher is doing work on her computer as she awaits students at Lanier High School in Austin, TX on Monday, September 19th, 2016. Christian Benavides

High School Counselors Help Students Find a Path to College or Careers

Michael Bowers and his daughter, Hazel, share an apartment in North Austin, Texas on October 7, 2016. Bowers - a single father - was able to move into the apartment in June after having trouble finding housing due to landlords' ability to do criminal background checks online. Bowers works two jobs to support his daughter. They often watch cartoons before Bowers has to go to his second job.

Blanket Criminal History Policies Create a Rental Hurdle for Thousands