Texas counties spend a lot of time and money to register voters using paper forms. Some officials want the state to join the 31 others that allow voters to sign up online.
At a watching party for the final debate, cheers for Trump, boos for Clinton, and worries about a rigged election.
Travis County takes extra measures to secure its voting machines. The county clerk says the real hack is the people stirring up unfounded fears that the election could be tampered with.
The county has topped its 90-percent registration goal; now the goal is to set another record for voter turnout.
Climate change threatens one of the world’s most popular beverages and a crucial crop in some developing countries. The Texas researchers hope to create a coffee plant that can stand up to hotter temperatures.
byTravis Putnam Hill
Private landowners are working with the state to rebuild the herd in the face of drought, disease and habitat loss.
At the Wild Basin Preserve, members of the public track birds with mobile apps, helping collect information for wildlife biologists.
Neal Frey campaigns to make sure Texas textbooks include the conservative Christian perspective on issues such as evolution, American exceptionialism and sexual mores.
For David Galindo, winning wasn’t his main priority this year. The 27-year-old history professor at Northwest Vista College was happy just to see his school put a team on the field.
Only 3.6 percent of UT-Austin professors are black, while 77.3 percent are white – a figure that is high even by Texas standards.
In 2012, the Harvard Business Review called data science “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” This is especially impressive considering that the title “data scientist” did not exist until 2008.
The centers provide therapy and special care for children traumatized by abuse and neglect.
The University of Texas at Austin’s graduate petroleum engineering program, renowned for its enhanced recovery techniques for oil reservoirs, was ranked as the best in the country this year.
In 2009, Alan Feldstein started Alan’s Austin MLB, a group of baseball fans who get together and watch games at sports bars around the city. Membership has grown to 162.
Until the renovation is completed, 10 club teams have to share a single field at Clark Field, rent other fields or not play at all.
This summer, the team faces two big challenges: a short-staffed dive team and more lake-goers. On top of that, its divers are typically working in cold conditions with little or no visibility.
A Texas coalition reviewing applications for projects to repair will award grants worth millions of dollars from a trust fund fed by fines paid by British Petroleum and the other companies responsible for the disaster.
Small-scale projects, from bus-stop benches to spruced-up alleys, are showing a new way to improve urban life.
Since 1950, young Austinites have played on generations of teams like the Scrappers and the Strikerz. Yet in recent years South Austin organizers, like others around the country, have faced declining enrollment numbers.
Men were 9.6 percent of registered nurses in 2011, up 2 percentage points from 2000, according to the Census Bureau. “You feel like you’re doing something for somebody else,” Casey Luong, a nursing student, said.