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Nov 13, 2017

Prayer or Possibility? Abbott Wants Texas-Texas A&M Football Rematch

Gov. Greg Abbott wants to revive to annual football showdown between Texas and Texas A&M. Fans would love it, but making it happen isn’t easy.

Nov 10, 2017

Baptist Conventions Address Safety After Sutherland Springs Shooting

Following the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, two of the largest annual church conventions in the country gather this weekend. One topic that will be high on the agenda: church safety.

Nov 02, 2017

Reforestation Experts Help Restore a Wild Blanco River

Two years after the flood deforested the riverside, landowners work closely with reforestation experts to create a riparian environment.

Nov 01, 2017

The Celebrity Effect: How an NFL Star Raised Millions in a Hurricane

Sports celebrities can mobilize fans in meaningful ways, as J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans did during Hurricane Harvey.

Oct 31, 2017

Georgetown’s Flag Display to Honor Heroes Amid Debate on Symbols

Week-long event will include 1,400 flags and a gala to raise money for the local Rotary Club.

Oct 30, 2017

Through Patience and Perseverance, Texas Guards Start Last Season with Highest Hopes

Seniors Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty helped to change Texas women’s basketball, one season at a time.

Oct 27, 2017

UT System’s Los Alamos Lab Bid Promises Prestige But Also Challenges

Managing the national laboratory could bring millions in research dollars to UT campuses. But the UT System also would have to address a string of serious problems there.

Oct 18, 2017

Update: UT President Fenves Responds on Calls to Help Academics in Puerto Rico

Letter asks UT’s president to provide online access to libraries and other support.

Oct 17, 2017

Boat Party Businesses Make Splash to help Rockport’s Harvey Recovery

The owners wanted to raise money to help their Gulf Coast hometown recover from the hurricane. They did it the way they know best — they threw a party.

Oct 17, 2017

Shooting for Another Chance, Hoop Dreamers Keep Hopes Aloft in Round Rock

Most of the hopefuls at the Austin Spurs G League tryout came for another chance at playing professional basketball. A few actually had one.

Oct 13, 2017

The Time When Austin Learned to Start Worrying and Fear the Bomb

There are eerie echoes today in a Cold War-era civil defense film about preparing for an atomic bomb attack.

Oct 12, 2017

After Whirlwind Summer, UT Golfer Finds LPGA Tour Future in Range

Winning the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship put Sophia Schubert in three women’s major championships in 2018.

Sep 22, 2017

UT Leaders Pledge DACA Support, But Actions Remain Uncertain

If Congress does not create a legal pathway for DACA recipients to remain in the country, many will be vulnerable to possible deportation.

Sep 07, 2017

Austin’s Harvey ‘Megashelter’ Begins Plans to Close

Austin prepared for thousands of evacuees; shelter never held more than 400.

Sep 06, 2017

In Harvey’s Wake, Evacuees Mourn Their Losses and Worry About Their Future

In Red Cross shelters, state park campgrounds and motels, people who fled the hurricane are weighing whether to return to certain devastation in their hometowns, or find new places to live.

Aug 30, 2017

Female Soldiers Face Higher Risk of Training Injuries, Study Finds

Carrying 50-pound backs during training can be punishing for women. The military is responding with equipment adapted for their bodies.

Aug 30, 2017

In Central Texas, Reloading Ammunition Is More Than a Hobby

Business is booming for small companies that remanufacture ammunition. Central Texas is a hotbed for the industry.

Aug 30, 2017

Austin’s VW Bus Guru Brings the People’s Vehicle Back to Life

Volkswagen vans are getting harder to find because of nostalgic demand for “a whole stack of metaphors on wheels.”

Jul 30, 2017

The Dog Days of Summer Raise the Woof at Dell Diamond

Spike, the Round Rock mascot, has been a team mainstay since Day One. Just don’t ask the baseball team to reveal whose inside the custom.

Jul 30, 2017

A Veterans’ Gaming Charity Blazes Trails, But Opens Old Wounds

As Operation Supply Drop expanded beyond video games for overseas military, its founder left, saying the organization had become “just another veteran’s charity.”