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Sierra Patrick competes in the high jump in the women's pentathlon at the Nike Clyde Littlefield Relays at the University of Texas in Austin on March 25, 2015. Photo courtesy Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

Austin Olympic Hopefuls Aren’t Letting Zika Threaten Their Medal Dreams

The chance to compete in the Olympics outweighs fears of contracting the virus at the Summer Games for some aspiring competitors.

Farewell to First Downs: Coach Chooses Family over Football

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor assistant football coach Cody Fredenberg thought he was destined for a life in football. Being unable to spend enough time with his family made him realize he was wrong.

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Petitions Draw Attention to UT Area Homeless

Texas Lags Behind in Screening New Moms for Depression

On Court and Off, Duncanville Pair Builds Bond through Basketball at Texas

For Gay Spouses, the First Tax Season Together Is Cause for Celebration

Cary Camden transfers the cooled down wort to his fermenting bucket as Thomas Fisher tips the boil kettle to allow the wort out more quickly. The wort will have yeast added then ferment into beer over the next couple weeks. Ye Jin Kim/Reporting Texas

Better Than Bud? Home Brewing Is Growing in Austin and Nationwide

It can take weeks to make a batch. But for amateur brewers, nothing is as good as the beer they make at home.

Police question the usefulness of 172 callboxes scattered through the University of Texas at Austin campus.

UT Campus Call Boxes Are Rarely Used to Report Dangerous Situations

The University of Texas campus has 172 call boxes so people can call for help in an emergency. But in most cases, police responding to the calls find no one there.

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Pope Francis Beams Into the Sun Bowl

Server Jamaica Cole works the lunch rush at Thai Fresh while customers look on on Feb. 29. Cate Malek/Reporting Texas

Austin Restaurants Are at Forefront of No-Tipping Movement

Instructor Brazos Keller (left) demonstrates proper and improper grip techniques to James Eastwood at the UpTex Shooting Range in Upton, Texas. Jack Vrtis/Reporting Texas

Company Trains Civilians to Take Out Active Shooters

Kat Brooks sits in front of her cubby in the volleyball locker room just as she would before each home game. "I still like to come in here sometimes," Brooks confessed, hanging up her uniform for display. Taylor Weese/Reporting Texas

The End of Volleyball Is a New Beginning for Kat Brooks

Music therapist Rebecca Faulkner sings and plays guitar for an autistic student at McNeil High School. Faulkner treats special needs students in the Austin area to help them develop a range of interpersonal communication skills. Wes Scarborough/Reporting Texas

Music Therapy – Still Experimental?