Social media makes it easier for politicians to connect with voters on a personal level, strengthening the bond between candidate and citizen and streamlining the process of organizing, advertising and collecting contributions for campaigns.
Texas is one of 19 states with no statutory guidelines on changing the gender on driver licenses and birth certificates.
The chance to compete in the Olympics outweighs fears of contracting the virus at the Summer Games for some aspiring competitors.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor assistant football coach Cody Fredenberg thought he was destined for a life in football. Being unable to spend enough time with his family made him realize he was wrong.
It can take weeks to make a batch. But for amateur brewers, nothing is as good as the beer they make at home.
The University of Texas campus has 172 call boxes so people can call for help in an emergency. But in most cases, police responding to the calls find no one there.
Haruka Weiser’s killing has given fresh currency to a six-month-old petition to discourage homeless people from congregating near campus, with signatures going past 2,800. But a counter-petition in defense of the homeless has collected 1,880 signatures.
Jam Sanitchat is one of a small but growing group of restaurant owners who believe tipping leads to low, unstable wages for workers and causes unnecessary guesswork for customers.
Against a backdrop of more frequent mass shootings across the country, Combative Weapon Solutions founder and chief executive Lee Vernon, 42, an Austin firefighter, saw a need for tactical training for people who could fight back.
An estimated 79,000 women in Texas experience PPD each year. While the state has taken steps to increase awareness about PPD among expectant mothers and healthcare professionals, it does not require depression screenings.
byJasmine C. Johnson
UT women’s basketball players Ariel Atkins and Tasia Foman have been friends since they were 7, through different teams and shared championships.
“You identify yourself as an athlete for so long,” said the standout player for Texas. “But there is so much more of my life to live.”
byTravis Putnam Hill
Pentagon’s new policy is designed to attract and retain women. Expanded paternity leave could be next.
Despite decades of research showing that the therapy helps patients, music therapists struggle to achieve professional status at the state level.
“The vinyl resurgence is not a hipster flash in the pan. It’s for real,” says one Austin record store owner.
Same-sex couples who married after Supreme Court’s landmark ruling last summer look forward to enjoying the economic advantages of matrimony.
Austin’s Catholic churches, facing the loss of Hispanic parishioners, are stepping up efforts to retain and attract members of an ethnic group that makes up 40 percent of the Texas population and is growing year by year.
Matej Stransky’s exceptional goal-scoring skills have made him a success in CHL and AHL. The 22-year-old from Ostrava, Czech Republic is now eyeing a spot in the NHL.
The team is something of a rarity, helping disabled children play full-contact hockey.
The Ghraowis are hoping for a sweet life in the town of Portland as they rebuild their family business.