Reporting Texas
News and features from UT-Austin's School of Journalism

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.

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.

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.

Delicious and Dangerous, Avocados Can Be a Slippery Menace

Avocados seem so innocent. But there’s a hidden danger in trying to dislodge their pits.

May 24, 2017

City’s First Artist in Residence Has an Unusual Assignment

Rehab El Sadek will spend the next nine months finding ways to bring her creative vision to the Watershed Protection Department,

May 23, 2017

Student, Parent, Teacher: She’s Seen All Sides of Gifted Education

Many parents of gifted children choose private schools that give kids more educational flexibility.

May 21, 2017

Hospice Austin Works to Break Down Barriers

At Hospice Austin, a disproportionate majority of clients across the organization are white, leaving minority communities underserved. A new outreach program seeks to fix that.

May 20, 2017

Church Finds New Path to Growth With a Mission of Diversity

By building an ethnically diverse membership, Mosaic Church has quintupled the size of its congregation. “From the beginning, God has had a multi-ethnic church in mind,” Pastor Morgan Stephens said.

May 18, 2017

UT’s Teacher of the Aztec Language Looks Back on Two Years in Austin

Nahuatl is still spoken by more than 1.5 million people in Mexico and has drawn attention from colleges in the U.S.

May 17, 2017

A World Record for Austin Spooners That Was Not to Be

UT students had the numbers, but they couldn’t comply with the strict standards of the Guinness Book.

May 16, 2017

AmeriCorps Cuts Would Hurt Nonprofit for Low-Income Students

Breakthrough works with students from middle school through college. It depends on AmeriCorps for employees.

May 13, 2017

Lowriders Help an East Austin Neighborhood Protect a Park’s Personality

City plans to build facilities for large events were shelved after residents said they wanted the park to remain user-friendly.

May 13, 2017

Austin Expands Efforts to Serve Non-English Speakers

Efforts will include translating essential documents into several languages and improving the translation feature of city websites.

May 12, 2017

At an Austin Elementary School, Refugees Represent 22 Nationalities

Wooldridge Elementary has developed expertise working with immigrant and refugee children.

May 10, 2017

Seeing Black Churches of East Austin Through a New Lens

For six years, photographer Liz Moskowitz has documented the impact of gentrification on the area’s religious communities.

May 09, 2017

These Tiny Horses Go to Work in Hospitals

An Austin-based nonprofit brings its miniature horses to visit with patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Medical experts say the interaction can bring joy and motivation to sick people.

View full archive