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

Long After Water Recedes, Stories from Hurricane Harvey Remain in Online Museum

Rice University professor who lived through 2017 storm creates repository of memories through Houston Flood Museum

After O’Rourke Defeat, East Texas Democrats Disappointed but Optimistic about Future

O’Rourke’s defeat left some East Texas Democrats asking: If a hardworking, ready-for-prime-time candidate such as O’Rourke can’t win in Texas, when will the state turn blue?

A Reality Check: Life After Parkland

The school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkand, Fl. is considered the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Seventeen students and staff killed and seventeen others wounded. A University of Texas at Austin student talks about his experience as a survivor of the February 14th shooting.

Coping with a brain tumor, one young girl hopes for a miracle

UT students, Teyha Rassman and Madilynn Thomason, produced a short documentary about an 11-year-old girl and her family who are hoping for a miracle as she copes with an inoperable brain tumor.

Oct 31, 2018

Tiny but Fierce: A bat’s journey from patient to pet

A short documentary produced by Lawson Freeman and Daniela Quesada, “Tiny but Fierce: Midnight’s Journey” follows a unique bat called Midnight as it becomes more like a pet than a patient at the Austin Bat Refuge.

Oct 22, 2018

Despite Dynamic Campaign, Julie Oliver Faces Uphill Battle for Congress

While the odds are stacked against Julie Oliver in her run for U.S. Congress, she has some advantages over Democrats who have run in Texas’ Congressional District 25 in the past.

Oct 22, 2018

In East Texas, O’Rourke Campaign Buoys Democrats’ Hopes

To defeat incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke will have to succeed where East Texas Democrats have faltered in the recent past.

Oct 18, 2018

At UT-Rio Grande Valley, Help for Undocumented Students Materializes Slowly

Changing immigration policy has undocumented students clamoring for more support from colleges and universities.

Sep 14, 2018

Shooting Their Shot: Wheelchair Basketball Team Finds Home and Builds Family on Court

A short documentary produced by Luke Hendry and Katerina Biancardi, “Limitless” follows a group of wheelchair basketball players from Central Texas to the 2017 national tournament in Kentucky. The film goes on a journey from their home life to life on the court and the obstacles they don’t let stand in their way.     […]

May 17, 2018

Restoration Ranch is a Refuge for Horses and Veterans: A Photo Story

  Spring winds gently ripple through the leaves of 400-year-old live oak trees that stand proud on Restoration Ranch’s 22 and a half acres in Bastrop, Texas. It is currently home to 16 rescued horses that are partnered with veterans and their families in this holistic healing environment founded by Beth Rand in 2012.   […]

May 10, 2018

Texas Agriculture Seeks to Expand International Markets

Trade associations promoting agribusiness, from cotton to cattle, reach out to other countries as tariff threats between the U.S. and China loom.

May 06, 2018

As Crowds Grow, State Parks Plan to Add Day-Pass Reservations

Park visits are growing along with the population, especially in the Austin-San Antonio area. Enchanted Rock sometimes closes to more cars as early as 9 a.m.

May 05, 2018

Nursing Shortage, Identified in 2000, Is Not Yet Eliminated

The state’s nursing shortage is most apparent in rural counties and along the border with Mexico, while urban counties tend to have sufficient numbers.

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 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.

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.

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