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Apr 29, 2017

Austin’s VW Bus Guru Brings the People’s Vehicle Back to Life

Volkswagen vans are getting harder to find because of nostalgic demand for “a whole stack of metaphors on wheels.”

Apr 28, 2017

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.

Apr 28, 2017

With Hashtag Diplomacy, New Coach Herman Follows Others Into Twittersphere

Texas football head coach Tom Herman uses social media sites such as Twitter to connect with fans, players and recruits. “It’s become a giant marketing tool,” he said.

Apr 27, 2017

Girls’ Hockey Makes Power Play in Texas and Beyond

Micaela Ross felt no shame if others thought she skated like a girl. She started playing hockey as a 6-year-old in McKinney, a Dallas suburb, where the sport was uncommon for boys and unheard of for girls. But Ross grew up watching her two older brothers play, so following their path seemed natural. Other people didn’t always feel the […]

Apr 26, 2017

In South Texas, Border Wall Debate Includes Impact on Wildlife

While the political debate rages over illegal immigration, some South Texans worry that the wall could damage a prized wildlife refuge that contributes to the local economy.

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 25, 2017

Science, and Chance, Propelled African-American Engineer to NASA

She has broken barriers as an African-American woman in engineering. Now she leads a top project at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Apr 25, 2017

No Longer Stepping Around Age, Dancer Faces Looming Curtain Call

Paul Bloodgood has been dancing since childhood. But the rigors of ballet and his own age mean his career is coming to an end.

Apr 24, 2017

Lake Travis Football Players Learn the System Early and Often

The champion Lake Travis football team starts developing future players when they’re still in elementary school.

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 24, 2017

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.

Apr 23, 2017

Texas Lawmakers Debate Luck and the Legality of Fantasy Sports

A state House bill that would legalize fantasy sports faces opposition from the Texas attorney general and a Baptist group.

Apr 23, 2017

New Group Rallies Support for an Improving Texas Women’s Basketball Team

Volunteer “ambassadors” are working to get more fans to women’s team games.

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 22, 2017

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.

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.

Apr 21, 2017

From Road Races to Road Rage, Run Organizers Scramble to Finish Line

Race courses through the middle of a city try neighbors’ patience, but runners love them.

Apr 20, 2017

Nonprofit Provides Channels Into Technology for High School Girls

Portland-based ChickTech’s programs are generating interest in science, technology, engineering and math in Central Texas.

Apr 18, 2017

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 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.