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Mar 24, 2017

Rundberg Neighbors Rally to Restore Vandalized Community Garden

The damage was a blow to a low-income community that struggles with crime. But within a few weeks, the repairs were done and people were back tending their beds.

Mar 22, 2017

Churches Offer Sanctuary to Immigrants Fearing Deportation

Since Donald Trump was elected president, churches in growing numbers are joining a new sanctuary movement to house immigrants in jeopardy of being deported.

Mar 22, 2017

Travis EMS Community Outreach Program Helps Reduce 911 Calls

Team reaches out to the homeless and the home-bound, to provide care and reduce reliance on expensive emergency room visits.

Mar 15, 2017

Santiago Jiménez Jr. Fights to Keep Conjunto Alive

The genre’s roots go back more than a century, and its fans are aging. But some musicians keep performing so that their heritage does not fade away.

Mar 12, 2017

Public TV, Radio Stations Bracing for Possible Loss of Federal Support

Local radio stations KLRU and KUT raise concerns over President Trump’s plans to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Mar 11, 2017

Threat to Federal Arts Funding Worries Local Nonprofits

The National Endowment of the Arts supports dozens of Central Texas art organizations. But President Trump has targee the NEA for steep budget cuts.

Mar 10, 2017

Bar Stool Racing Puts Zip Into an East Texas Town

Most of the motorized stools in the St. Patrick’s Day race can reach 30 mph or so, but one has hit 100 mph.

Mar 10, 2017

Trump Immigration Policies Chill Some School Protests

After immigration raids, many Austin students fear speaking out will draw attention.

Mar 08, 2017

In Austin, Avoiding the Rush or Carpooling Can Pay Off

Metropia, a smartphone app, offers gift cards and charitable donations to drivers who share rides or travel during off-hours.

Mar 07, 2017

Bumblebees Are Better Pollinators, But Also Are Disappearing

In February, the Trump administration sidelined a plan to put one bumblebee species on the endangered list.

Mar 07, 2017

Syringe Exchange for Drug Users Hopes to Emerge From the Shadows

The Austin Harm Reduction Coalition operates a clandestine syringe exchange while trying to convince legislators to lift legal sanctions on the practice. The coalition argues that would protect users’ health and save the state money.

Mar 02, 2017

From Chemistry Lab to Firefighting, UT Lecturer Wears Many Hats

Sara Sutcliffe once was terrified of fire engines. Now the chemistry professor is a volunteer firefighter and teaches fire science.

Mar 01, 2017

Grasshopper, Cricket Enthusiasts Seeking Adventurous Palates

Area foodies and farmers are hopping, er, hoping that grasshoppers catch on in Austin as a cheap, sustainable food option.

Mar 01, 2017

Austin Warms to an App That Feeds Parking Meters

Thirteen percent of the city’s transactions are now online, as more people rely on a smartphone app that lets them replenish their parking time.

Feb 27, 2017

A Bid in the Legislature to Regulate Powdered Alcohol

In 2015, a proposal to ban sales outright didn’t make its way out of the state House.

Feb 20, 2017

Explore data on people at UT Austin affected by the travel ban

Feb 15, 2017

Texas Women Mobilize to Continue the Momentum From the Marches

Austin and San Antonio events were among hundreds planned over the next several months to build on the activism the Women’s Marches inspired.

Feb 13, 2017

Austin’s ‘Ameripolitan’ Awards: Don’t Call Them Country

Founded by honky-tonker Dale Watson, the prizes are a counterpoise to Nashville’s music.

Feb 11, 2017

Mesoamerican Artifacts Highlight Makeover at UT’s Blanton

The opening of the Ancient Americas gallery is part of a five-year renovation project.

Feb 10, 2017

UT, A&M Admissions Proceed Apace Amidst Travel Ban Confusion

Some students could be in admitted in May, after the president’s immigration ban was initially set to expire.