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Apr 07, 2019

Poet Javier Zamora to Speak During Summit on Race

On April 10, New York-based poet and immigration activist Javier Zamora will join a panel discussion at the LBJ Presidential Library.

Apr 04, 2019

U.S. House Democrats Target Six Texas Districts for 2020, Face Uphill Battle

National Democrats are targeting six congressional districts in Texas in 2020. Despite Democratic gains in the 2018 midterms, some political scientists say the party faces an uphill battle in the Lone Star State.

Apr 04, 2019

From 10 Acres to 40, Mike White Is Ready to Transform Texas Softball

White is now one of the best-paid coaches in the country, and he’s committed to showing the money is well spent.

Apr 02, 2019

Austin Works to End Youth Homelessness By 2020

Youth homelessness dropped 25 percent in the past year, and experts credit a community plan and subsequent commitment to carry it out.

Apr 02, 2019

The Physics of Puck Luck

On March 13, Joel Hanley, a defenseman for the Texas Stars hockey team in Cedar Park, scored an almost unbelievable goal.

Apr 01, 2019

Austinite Aims to Foster Discussion of Sexual Abuse Through Musical

Anna Westbrook says her musical and an accompanying workshop have a simple goal — to make people more comfortable discussing sexual abuse.

Mar 26, 2019

Travis County Clerk’s Dream Voting System Gains New Life

Dana DeBeauvoir helped conceive a system that is rugged, reliable and tamper-resistant.

Mar 16, 2019

Central Texas Girls Blaze New Trails in Scouting

In February, the Boy Scouts started allowing all-girl troops in the 109-year-old organization.

Mar 15, 2019

Advocates Push for Criminal Sentencing Reform

Support is growing for legislation that would allow prisoners, even those convicted of violent crimes, to reduce their sentences through good behavior.

Mar 14, 2019

A Bumper Crop for Texas Cotton Could Spell Trouble for Farmers

In the boom-bust world of cotton, a couple of big harvests means lower prices and potentially tough times for Texas growers.

Mar 07, 2019

Understanding the Conundrum of North Korea

With America’s thorny relationship with North Korea in limbo once again, Reporting Texas asked professor Robert Oppenheim, professor and Posco Chair in Korean Studies at the University of Texas, to shed light on the issues.

Feb 28, 2019

Texas Plays Its Role in America’s Board-Game Comeback

A renewed interest in board games has spawned an increase in amateur board game developers, particularly in Lone Star hotspots Dallas and Austin.

Feb 28, 2019

Short-Term Austin Rentals Point to Longer-Term Problems

Critics say short-term rentals are putting upward pressure on housing prices in Austin.

Feb 27, 2019

UT Takes on the Scooters

University Health Services reported treating 110 injuries from scooter mishaps between August and December.

Feb 25, 2019

Bikers Rally in Opposition to Mandatory Helmet Proposal

The Dallas state representative who is sponsoring the bill says the numbers show that helmets save lives.

Feb 25, 2019

Advocates Continue Push to Lessen Importance of Standardized Tests in Texas

The debate over the proper role of standard tests in evaluating student performance returns to the Capitol.

Feb 25, 2019

Chronic Pain Patients Say Restrictions on Prescription Opioids Too Stringent

Some Texans say federal opioid-prescribing guidelines are limiting chronic pain patients’ access to much needed medicine.

Feb 21, 2019

For Texas Republicans, a Biennial Legislature Means Less Government

Unlike most states, the Texas Legislature only meets every other year.

Feb 19, 2019

Texas Faces Another Unpredictable Mosquito Season

With the start of the 2019 mosquito season upon us, state public health officials plan to proceed as usual — expecting the worst.

Jan 29, 2019

Grass Whisperers Keep UT-Austin Fields Green and Growing

Their names aren’t in the box scores. But the turf specializes who take care of athletic fields at UT-Austin are MVPs in their own way.