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Mar 01, 2018

Austin Women Are Underrepresented in Nonprofit Executive Ranks

Female CEOs at Austin-area nonprofits make far less money than men in similar positions, according to an analysis by Reporting Texas.

Feb 25, 2018

Austin School Board Begins Process of Changing Confederate Names of 5 Campuses

Reporting Texas explores the divide over renaming John H. Reagan High School, whose namesake was postmaster for the Confederacy but who later renounced slavery.

Jan 17, 2018

Disability Community in Travis County Grapples with Parking Abuse

Parking Mobility, an international nonprofit based in Texas, works to educate communities about the hazards involved when drivers improperly park vehicles in handicap-designated spaces.

Jan 08, 2018

Shooting Competition Attracts More Texans, including Women, Juniors

A gun competition built on camaraderie is growing in popularity among Texas target shooting enthusiasts.

Jan 02, 2018

Women’s Marchers Seek Signs the Movement Has Staying Power

Some wonder: Were the marches the start of a new women’s movement, or just a passionate moment of protest against Trump’s election?

Dec 29, 2017

49 Years a Trapper: Childhood Hobby Became a Man’s Lifelong Passion

Dan Hepker runs an office supply store. But his avocation is trapping predatory animals, especially Texas’ wily coyotes.

Dec 19, 2017

For Texas Christmas Tree Growers, It’s the Customer Experience That Counts

Texas Christmas tree growers seek to attract customers with games, food and other attractions.

Dec 15, 2017

After Devastating Storm, Texas Island Flooded by Development

Hurricane Ike in 2008 walloped Crystal Beach. The tiny town has more than recovered.

Dec 14, 2017

Ecologist Challenges the Myths About Cedar, Texas’ Most Hated Tree

Elizabeth McGreevy wants to clear the air around the cedar curse in Texas

Dec 12, 2017

Rancher Takes an Unconventional Path to Restoring His Land

Chris Gill is a convert to holistic management, which holds that cattle can become a tool to revive the land, not destroy it.

Dec 09, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Put the Hurt on Coastal Bend Cotton Growers

Farmers in the region were banking on a boom year. The hurricane blew away those hopes, and the future is uncertain.

Dec 08, 2017

In Season of Transition, Two High School Quarterbacks Accept the End

The starting quarterback for Cedar Park High School broke his leg late in his senior season. That left the team’s playoff run to the next man up.

Dec 07, 2017

Despite Risks, Grape Growers See Texas as Ripe for Investment

Despite insects and erratic weather, Texas grape growers across the state are experiencing a surge in winery enterprises, and the interest in Texas wine is extending beyond state lines.

Nov 30, 2017

From Sprocket to Chain, Yellow Bike Project Fosters Cycle of Independence

Twenty years ago, friends with an interest in bicycles opened a modest shop for anyone who shared their passion. Now they have a community.

Nov 28, 2017

House GOP Tax Bill Could Squeeze Graduate Students’ Finances

Graduate students plan a nationwide walkout Nov. 29 to protest a proposal that would tax tuition waivers and make graduate degrees much more expensive.

Nov 22, 2017

Pet First Aid Programs Grow in Popularity

A growing number of Central Texan pet lovers are learning a potentially life-and-death skill for their favorite four-legged friends: pet first aid.

Nov 21, 2017

Finding Temporary Housing Remains a Hurdle for Harvey Victims

Twyla Thornhill says she was thrilled to get the keys to a modest rental house near Austin’s airport — the fourth place they’ve lived since the hurricane devastated their home in Rockport.

Nov 16, 2017

In Season of Goals, Freshman Berg Kicks Texas Soccer into Prominence

Haley Berg made up her mind four years ago to play soccer at Texas. Her arrival helped the Longhorns to a turnaround season, and hopes for a conference dynasty.

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.