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Sep 14, 2018

Shooting Their Shot: Wheelchair Basketball Team Finds Home and Builds Family on Court

A short documentary produced by Luke Hendry and Katerina Biancardi, “Limitless” follows a group of wheelchair basketball players from Central Texas to the 2017 national tournament in Kentucky. The film goes on a journey from their home life to life on the court and the obstacles they don’t let stand in their way.     […]

May 17, 2018

Restoration Ranch is a Refuge for Horses and Veterans: A Photo Story

  Spring winds gently ripple through the leaves of 400-year-old live oak trees that stand proud on Restoration Ranch’s 22 and a half acres in Bastrop, Texas. It is currently home to 16 rescued horses that are partnered with veterans and their families in this holistic healing environment founded by Beth Rand in 2012.   […]

May 11, 2018

Not Without Opposition, Some UT Books Moved to Make Way for Technology

As book circulation drops around UT libraries, school officials look to attract more students. Opponents of the strategy, however, argue that books are the lifeblood of any academic environment.

May 11, 2018

Expat Voters Could Tilt the Results of Mexico’s July 1 Election

Allowing expatriates to register abroad could boost participation in Mexico’s July 1 presidential election. Among the almost 260,000 people of Mexican descent in Austin, about 70,000 are Mexican-born.

May 10, 2018

Texas Agriculture Seeks to Expand International Markets

Trade associations promoting agribusiness, from cotton to cattle, reach out to other countries as tariff threats between the U.S. and China loom.

May 06, 2018

As Crowds Grow, State Parks Plan to Add Day-Pass Reservations

Park visits are growing along with the population, especially in the Austin-San Antonio area. Enchanted Rock sometimes closes to more cars as early as 9 a.m.

May 05, 2018

Nursing Shortage, Identified in 2000, Is Not Yet Eliminated

The state’s nursing shortage is most apparent in rural counties and along the border with Mexico, while urban counties tend to have sufficient numbers.

May 04, 2018

Copa de la Diversión Seeks to Lure More Latinos to Minor League Ball

Teams in Texas and across the country are temporarily wearing uniforms with Hispanic symbols as part of an effort to broaden their fan base.

May 01, 2018

Abuse Allegations Surprise Former Károlyi Ranch Campers

Károlyi Ranch closed in the aftermath of sexual abuse allegations against a U.S. gymnastics team doctor with ties to the facility north of Houston.

Apr 29, 2018

Kittens Help Inmates Practice Compassion, Cooperation

Kittens up for adoption in Austin find love, care and mountains of toys at an unlikely place: the Travis County jail.

Apr 27, 2018

Acroyoga Enthusiasts Find Health and Wellness in Letting Go

Acroyoga bundles acrobatics, yoga, gymnastics, dance and Thai massage. Participants use it to fly.

Apr 26, 2018

‘In a Small Town Like This,’ Prom Draws East Texas LGBT Students

High schoolers in Nacogdoches, an East Texas town of about 33,000, attended the Lavender Prom, an event held in April for LGBT students.

Apr 19, 2018

Austin’s Dirtiest Job: Cleaning Up ‘Dirty Sixth’ in the Dark of the Night

When the bars close, a team of city employees gets to work, scrubbing away the half-eaten pizza, the puddles of vomit other refuse and making the downtown bar district as clean as they can.

Apr 12, 2018

Coming in 2020: More Secure Travis Voting System with Paper Trail

The new system will cost $12 million to $14 million, and some money already has been allocated.

Apr 10, 2018

Architects: Hardening Schools Won’t Solve School Shootings

President Trump and the National Rifle Association tout hardening as a better response than gun-control measures.

Apr 09, 2018

G-League Rookie Grinds on Distant Courts, Waits for NBA to Call

Life in the NBA can mean five-star hotels and playing on TV. For San Antonio spurs rookie Derrick White, that’s only part of it.

Apr 02, 2018

After Parkland: New Student Voices in the Gun Control Debate

The shooting ignited activism in students too young to vote, and in some cases, even too young to drive. One student who supports gun rights said he felt pressured to stay silent about his views.

Mar 20, 2018

Few Austinites Are Flocking to the City’s $75 Chicken Coop Rebate

Nearly a year into the program, only 14 people have received the rebates, which were designed to encourage chicken keeping to help reduce landfill waste.

Mar 08, 2018

UT Grapples with How to Improve Its Process for Reporting Sexual Harassment

Changes are underway to expand ways to report incidents and raise awareness of university resources for victims.

Mar 05, 2018

Aziz Ansari’s #MeToo Moment Spurs Debate About His Relationships Book

‘Modern Romance’ is required reading for 2 University of Texas classes. Students disagree about whether the allegations against him should disqualify the 2016 book.