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

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.

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.     […]

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.   […]

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.

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.

Dec 15, 2017

After Devastating Storm, Texas Island Flooded by Development

Hurricane Ike in 2008 walloped Crystal Beach. The tiny town has more than recovered.

Dec 14, 2017

Ecologist Challenges the Myths About Cedar, Texas’ Most Hated Tree

Elizabeth McGreevy wants to clear the air around the cedar curse in Texas

Dec 12, 2017

Rancher Takes an Unconventional Path to Restoring His Land

Chris Gill is a convert to holistic management, which holds that cattle can become a tool to revive the land, not destroy it.

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