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Dec 30, 2018

New Groups Help Veterans Find Peace

Veterans say they are turning to new organizations to deal with traumatic experiences.

Dec 26, 2018

Austin Sobering Center Saves Money and Lives, Officials Say

Since the Austin-Travis County Sobering Center opened in August, more then 500 intoxicated people have been treated at the center.

Dec 24, 2018

October Floods Might Slow Spread of Invasive Zebra Mussel

The mussel has inflicted billions of dollars in damages since it was introduced in the Great Lakes in 1988.

Dec 24, 2018

For Lufkin, the Good Times Return

Few things capture the irony of Lufkin’s resurgence better than the Lufkin Industries Christmas display.

Dec 17, 2018

Bastrop Water Conflict Turns on Competing Assessments of Aquifer’s Volume

The Lower Colorado River Authority wants to pump 25,000 acre-feet annually from the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer.

Dec 16, 2018

Advocates Hopeful for Reform of Marijuana Laws in Texas

Advocates are optimistic about the possible reform of marijuana laws during the 2019 Texas legislative session.

Dec 16, 2018

Painting a Picture of San Antonio’s Old Highway 90

In a world of seemingly ubiquitous chain stores and expanding online shopping, Old Highway 90 in San Antonio has remained home to mom-and-pop businesses.

Dec 16, 2018

Founder of Austin Buddhist Temple Stirs Controversy

The founder of a Buddhist temple in Austin has said things condoning the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Dec 13, 2018

Disappearing Black Cemetery in Bastrop County Provides Link to Past

The Bastrop cemetery is another instance of black grave sites being unearthed across the state as developers bulldoze land along the edges of expanding cities.

Dec 12, 2018

Austin Schools Increase Focus on Social and Emotional Learning

Austin school district staff say social and emotional learning has helped children develop the skills they need to thrive in and out of school.

Dec 10, 2018

A Festival Fit for a King

UT students Alejandra Gavilanes and Sam Bellessa set out to discover one of Central Texas’ most popular events and along the way  meet the king and his royal subjects at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Dec 08, 2018

Playing with Fire, UT Professor Sparks Interest in Chemistry (and Sometimes Things Explode)

A a girl in Michigan, Kate Biberdorf discovered joy and beauty in science. She brings that sense of wonder — and plenty of pyrotechnics — to her students at the University of Texas.

Dec 07, 2018

Remote Control Aircraft Soaring to New Heights of Popularity

Advances in technology and the mainstreaming of drones during the past decade have breathed new life into the niche hobby of flying remote control airplanes.

Dec 07, 2018

Relationship Between Athletic Director and Football Coach Vital to UT’s Success

An athletic director inheriting a football coach at one of the country’s preeminent programs can be tough for both the coach and athletic director, but UT’s Chris Del Conte and Tom Herman are making it work.

Nov 28, 2018

In Election Night Loss, Austin City Council Candidate Sees Reason for Hope

Danielle Skidmore, a trans woman who ran in 2018 election, failed in her bid. But she sees promise in the rise of LGBTQ candidates.

Nov 26, 2018

UT’s Graduation Rate Gender Gap: Women Do Better than Men

The disparity is true nationwide, but universities struggle to find answers.

Nov 26, 2018

With Good Boys and Girls, Hutto Students Learn to Train and Raise Guide Dogs

Program at Hutto High School pairs puppies and students who foster the young guide-dogs-in-training until they’re ready to serve.

Nov 20, 2018

A Century After the End of WWI, Texans Commemorate Veterans

Texas played an outsized role in the war effort after the Zimmerman telegram sparked fears of a Mexico-Germany alliance.

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.