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

Architecture Students Get Out of the Classroom to Help Preserve Coast

DesignLab is unique in putting students to work building projects designed to teach others about threats to the Texas Gulf Coast.

Want to Get a Car From a Vending Machine? Here’s How

Most buyers have their Carvana purchases delivered, but some choose to retrieve their automobiles from an automated dispenser.

Deputy Constable’s Mission: Protect, Serve and Entertain

By day, Monroe Stinson works for the Williamson County Constable’s Office. At night, he picks up a bass guitar to play in a band.

Iraqi Refugee Family Is Reunited in Texas After Tragedy, Trump Travel Ban

For Ammar al-Sahabi, getting his Iraqi family to the United States is a dream come true.

Apr 24, 2017

Austin’s Efforts to Curb Short-Term Rentals Fail to Budge Long-Term Controversy

With little chance of being caught, homeowners continue to rent their properties without a city license.

Apr 18, 2017

Online Communication Kick-Starts a UT Project in a South Indian Village

A cellphone rigged as a hot spot lets students iron out plans face to face with their partners in Tamil Nadu state.

Apr 17, 2017

Austin’s Bridges Are as Good as Its Traffic Is Bad

Just two spans have structural problems, and one of them has been closed for 15 years.

Apr 11, 2017

A Former Corporate Banker Plants New Roots in Urban Farming

Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton took a risk and quit the corporate world to become an organic farmer. She’s young, Latina and female — not the usual model for a farmer.

Apr 07, 2017

Sign Language Is the Big Draw for an Online News Program for Deaf People

Targeted at the deaf, the show is gaining 1,500 Facebook followers a week.

Mar 30, 2017

For Famous and Fortunate Texans, Life’s Road Ends at State Cemetery

It’s hard, but not impossible, to get a plot on this hallowed ground. Years ago, a burro made it in.

Mar 29, 2017

Trail Life Offers Scouting Alternative with a ‘Christian Underpinning’

The organization took shape after Boy Scouts of America welcomed gay and, more recently, transgender youth to participate.

Mar 24, 2017

Rundberg Neighbors Rally to Restore Vandalized Community Garden

The damage was a blow to a low-income community that struggles with crime. But within a few weeks, the repairs were done and people were back tending their beds.

Mar 22, 2017

Churches Offer Sanctuary to Immigrants Fearing Deportation

Since Donald Trump was elected president, churches in growing numbers are joining a new sanctuary movement to house immigrants in jeopardy of being deported.

Mar 22, 2017

Travis EMS Community Outreach Program Helps Reduce 911 Calls

Team reaches out to the homeless and the home-bound, to provide care and reduce reliance on expensive emergency room visits.

Mar 12, 2017

Public TV, Radio Stations Bracing for Possible Loss of Federal Support

Local radio stations KLRU and KUT raise concerns over President Trump’s plans to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Mar 08, 2017

In Austin, Avoiding the Rush or Carpooling Can Pay Off

Metropia, a smartphone app, offers gift cards and charitable donations to drivers who share rides or travel during off-hours.

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