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May 04, 2018

Copa de la Diversión Seeks to Lure More Latinos to Minor League Ball

Teams in Texas and across the country are temporarily wearing uniforms with Hispanic symbols as part of an effort to broaden their fan base.

May 01, 2018

Abuse Allegations Surprise Former Károlyi Ranch Campers

Károlyi Ranch closed in the aftermath of sexual abuse allegations against a U.S. gymnastics team doctor with ties to the facility north of Houston.

Apr 29, 2018

Kittens Help Inmates Practice Compassion, Cooperation

Kittens up for adoption in Austin find love, care and mountains of toys at an unlikely place: the Travis County jail.

Apr 27, 2018

Acroyoga Enthusiasts Find Health and Wellness in Letting Go

Acroyoga bundles acrobatics, yoga, gymnastics, dance and Thai massage. Participants use it to fly.

Apr 26, 2018

‘In a Small Town Like This,’ Prom Draws East Texas LGBT Students

High schoolers in Nacogdoches, an East Texas town of about 33,000, attended the Lavender Prom, an event held in April for LGBT students.

Apr 19, 2018

Austin’s Dirtiest Job: Cleaning Up ‘Dirty Sixth’ in the Dark of the Night

When the bars close, a team of city employees gets to work, scrubbing away the half-eaten pizza, the puddles of vomit other refuse and making the downtown bar district as clean as they can.

Apr 12, 2018

Coming in 2020: More Secure Travis Voting System with Paper Trail

The new system will cost $12 million to $14 million, and some money already has been allocated.

Apr 10, 2018

Architects: Hardening Schools Won’t Solve School Shootings

President Trump and the National Rifle Association tout hardening as a better response than gun-control measures.

Apr 09, 2018

G-League Rookie Grinds on Distant Courts, Waits for NBA to Call

Life in the NBA can mean five-star hotels and playing on TV. For San Antonio spurs rookie Derrick White, that’s only part of it.

Apr 02, 2018

After Parkland: New Student Voices in the Gun Control Debate

The shooting ignited activism in students too young to vote, and in some cases, even too young to drive. One student who supports gun rights said he felt pressured to stay silent about his views.

Mar 20, 2018

Few Austinites Are Flocking to the City’s $75 Chicken Coop Rebate

Nearly a year into the program, only 14 people have received the rebates, which were designed to encourage chicken keeping to help reduce landfill waste.

Mar 08, 2018

UT Grapples with How to Improve Its Process for Reporting Sexual Harassment

Changes are underway to expand ways to report incidents and raise awareness of university resources for victims.

Mar 05, 2018

Aziz Ansari’s #MeToo Moment Spurs Debate About His Relationships Book

‘Modern Romance’ is required reading for 2 University of Texas classes. Students disagree about whether the allegations against him should disqualify the 2016 book.

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.