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Nov 13, 2018

Recreational League Hockey Heats Up in Austin

In a Sun Belt city whose sports culture is dominated by college football and basketball, more people are playing hockey than ever before.

Nov 08, 2018

What’s in a Selfie? At the FOMO Factory, Balloons, Bubbles and a Birthday Party

Its creators call it an “immersive art pop-up,” but the FOMO Factory in downtown Austin is whatever visitors want it to be — with pictures to prove it.

Nov 08, 2018

Long After Water Recedes, Stories from Hurricane Harvey Remain in Online Museum

Rice University professor who lived through 2017 storm creates repository of memories through Houston Flood Museum

Nov 07, 2018

After O’Rourke Defeat, East Texas Democrats Disappointed but Optimistic about Future

O’Rourke’s defeat left some East Texas Democrats asking: If a hardworking, ready-for-prime-time candidate such as O’Rourke can’t win in Texas, when will the state turn blue?

Nov 02, 2018

With $250 Million Housing Bond on Ballot, a Look at Austin’s Past Housing Bonds

When Austin voters go to the polls on Nov. 6 they will be asked to approve a $250 million affordable housing bond. The proposal follows pervious bonds passed in 2006 and 2013.

Oct 31, 2018

A Reality Check: Life After Parkland

The school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkand, Fl. is considered the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Seventeen students and staff killed and seventeen others wounded. A University of Texas at Austin student talks about his experience as a survivor of the February 14th shooting.

Oct 31, 2018

Coping with a brain tumor, one young girl hopes for a miracle

UT students, Teyha Rassman and Madilynn Thomason, produced a short documentary about an 11-year-old girl and her family who are hoping for a miracle as she copes with an inoperable brain tumor.

Oct 31, 2018

Tiny but Fierce: A bat’s journey from patient to pet

A short documentary produced by Lawson Freeman and Daniela Quesada, “Tiny but Fierce: Midnight’s Journey” follows a unique bat called Midnight as it becomes more like a pet than a patient at the Austin Bat Refuge.

Oct 22, 2018

Despite Dynamic Campaign, Julie Oliver Faces Uphill Battle for Congress

While the odds are stacked against Julie Oliver in her run for U.S. Congress, she has some advantages over Democrats who have run in Texas’ Congressional District 25 in the past.

Oct 22, 2018

In East Texas, O’Rourke Campaign Buoys Democrats’ Hopes

To defeat incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke will have to succeed where East Texas Democrats have faltered in the recent past.

Oct 18, 2018

At UT-Rio Grande Valley, Help for Undocumented Students Materializes Slowly

Changing immigration policy has undocumented students clamoring for more support from colleges and universities.

Oct 15, 2018

Huge Current of Tropical Air Connects Weather Extremes

Summer snow in Canada while Texas bakes: It’s all about the teleconnection.

Oct 02, 2018

In this Ring, Aspiring Wrestlers Grapple with Opponents Within

“Learning The Ropes” pulls back the curtain on an upstart professional wrestling school in Austin, Texas. For the students and trainers here, the performance lifestyle of wrestling has become a way out of – and for some a way into – very real personal struggles. Produced, shot and edited by Eric Goodman and Trenton Daeschner, […]

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.