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

In Harvey’s Wake, Evacuees Mourn Their Losses and Worry About Their Future

In Red Cross shelters, state park campgrounds and motels, people who fled the hurricane are weighing whether to return to certain devastation in their hometowns, or find new places to live.

In Central Texas, Reloading Ammunition Is More Than a Hobby

Business is booming for small companies that remanufacture ammunition. Central Texas is a hotbed for the industry.

Palo Duro Reservoir. Moore County Journal photo via YouTube, used with permission.

A Texas County Invests $39 Million in a Lake That’s Almost a Dry Hole

Moore County has received no water from Lake Palo Duro, and a bill now in the Legislature won’t turn on the spigots or ease the county’s financial burden.

Despite Growing Numbers of Seniors, Geriatricians Remain a Rarity

The problem is simple: It requires more training, pays less than similar specialities such as family care.

Sep 07, 2017

Austin’s Harvey ‘Megashelter’ Begins Plans to Close

Austin prepared for thousands of evacuees; shelter never held more than 400.

May 23, 2017

In Central Texas, Bats Rule the Roost as a Tourist Attraction

Ten things to know about the bat colonies that draw visitors to Austin, San Antonio and other locales.

May 17, 2017

Stars May Be Big and Bright in Texas, but None Is a Michelin

Reviewers for the French food guide sample the fare in just four American cities: New York, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

May 10, 2017

Police Impersonations Aren’t Frequent, but They’re Still Troubling to Authorities

Hays County experiences a rash of unexplained incidents involving fake cops.

May 10, 2017

California Dam Scare Highlights Safety Issues in Texas

Texas has more dams than any other state, but hasn’t had a serious failure in more than a century.

May 05, 2017

Small Nonprofits Bridge the Gap to Support Abortion Rights

In Texas, the Bridge Collective and Jane’s Due Process are two of several nonprofits providing services and assistance to women.

May 01, 2017

Students Question Timeliness of Alert After UT-Austin Campus Stabbings

Twenty-five minutes after a knife attack was reported to UT-Austin police, the campus community received an emergency alert text about the incident. By then, many students and employees had turned to social media and local news outlets for information.

Apr 26, 2017

Global Warming Is Changing the Way Bluebonnets Bloom

Earlier, warmer springs mean the Texas state flower is appearing during months that used to be too cold.

Apr 22, 2017

$100 Million Center Is Founder’s Latest Push for Public Education

The Holdsworth Center, founded by H-E-B chief executive Charles Butt, will offer intensive leadership training, but won’t offer academic credit.

Apr 21, 2017

San Antonio Group Tackles Adult Literacy, One Student at a Time

In a city with high rates of adult illiteracy, Each One Teach One works to give students a second shot at an education.

Mar 10, 2017

Bar Stool Racing Puts Zip Into an East Texas Town

Most of the motorized stools in the St. Patrick’s Day race can reach 30 mph or so, but one has hit 100 mph.

Mar 01, 2017

Grasshopper, Cricket Enthusiasts Seeking Adventurous Palates

Area foodies and farmers are hopping, er, hoping that grasshoppers catch on in Austin as a cheap, sustainable food option.

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