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A dancer is suspended by wire above the Intel Shell building—now where the Federal Courthouse stands on 5th St.—for Blue Lapis Light's performance titled "Requiem." The show was the dance troupe's first major performance in Austin. 

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Full Lakes Spell a Busy Summer for Sheriff’s Dive Team

This summer, the team faces two big challenges: a short-staffed dive team and more lake-goers.

Confederate Symbols May Be Vanishing, But UT Remains Short of Black Faculty

Only 3.6 percent of UT-Austin professors are black. In contrast, 77.3 percent are white – a figure that is high even by Texas standards. Austin has an 8 percent black population.

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History Professor Kickstarts Soccer Club at San Antonio Community College

As Research Funds Dry Up, Science Doctorates Make a Beeline for Data Jobs

In Texas’ Troubled Foster Care System, Treatment Centers Are a Bright Spot

UT is ‘Ground Zero’ for Research on Little-Known Oil Recovery Techniques

Six Years Later, Deepwater Restoration Money Starts Flowing

A Texas coalition reviewing applications for projects to repair will award grants worth millions of dollars from a trust fund fed by fines paid by British Petroleum and the other companies responsible for the disaster.

Bench made by UT Students Kendall Jackson and Joelene Holland. Swathi Narayanan/Reporting Texas

Tactical Urbanism Is Taking Root in Austin

Small-scale projects, from bus-stop benches to spruced-up alleys, are showing a new way to improve urban life.

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Pope Francis Beams Into the Sun Bowl

The Different Worlds of Youth Baseball

Casey Luong, third-year nursing student, examines his materials for an exercise in his Clinical Nursing Skills II class at the UT School of Nursing in Austin, TX., on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Estefania Espinosa/Reporting Texas

As Pay and Prestige Grow, More Men Pursue Nursing

Tour Guides Tara Dudley (Black T-shirt and cap) and Eliot Tretter (middle) with the crowd touring East Austin. Swathi Narayanan/Reporting Texas

East Austin Walking Tours Tell the Area’s History Through its Landmarks

Jozlynn Stevens (right), 11, starts her therapeutic riding session at the Healing with Horses Ranch, in Manor, Texas, with the accompany of her riding instructor on a Friday morning. She has been working with therapy horses for three years. Qiling Wang/Reporting Texas

Healing on the Back of a Horse