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Dec 07, 2016

Two Syrian Families Trace Their Long Routes from War to Refuge in Austin

They escaped the bombs and repression of a five-year civil war. Now they are trying to rebuild their lives in a new country.

Dec 07, 2016

Pastors for Texas Children Become a Rising Voice Against School Vouchers

The group vows to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s effort to pass school vouchers in the 2017 Legislature. Johnson said he has told Patrick to his face, “This will not pass.”

Dec 04, 2016

Coaches: Pitch Limits in High School Baseball Are Both Fair and Foul

By Leah Vann For Reporting Texas There is no rest for the high school baseball pitcher. But the University Interscholastic League is trying to correct that. On Oct.1 7, the governing body of high school sports in Texas set a limit of 110 pitches per game, effective the 2017 season. The UIL enacted the policy to protect […]

Dec 04, 2016

Legislature May Address HOA Foreclosure Issues in Upcoming Session

A House committee is studying ways to address complaints that homeowners could face foreclosures because of high attorney fees assessed by HOAs.

Dec 04, 2016

Grocer’s Son, Then Doctor, Now Major Donor to UT’s New Medical School

Mitchel Wong has prospered as an eye doctor, rancher and real estate investor. His $20 million donation will create a new institute at Dell Medical.

Dec 02, 2016

Lake Travis Player, Stuck in Mexico, Leaves a Deep But Incomplete Legacy

  By Leah Vann For Reporting Texas Lake Travis senior defensive tackle Cesar Guzman last saw Santiago Villegas in July. “I asked him when he was coming back,” Guzman said. “He said that he wasn’t sure, so I was like, ‘Well, you gotta come back, we start football in two weeks.’” Two weeks later, Guzman […]

Nov 30, 2016

In Asian Basketball League, Players Find Fellowship and Community

More than 100 players on 10 teams gather every Saturday from August to October.

Nov 29, 2016

Blind Triathlete Hopes to Bend Stereotypes on Her Way to Paralympic Medal

Patricia Walsh thought Rio would be her last race. But a disappointing finish has fired up her determination to try again — and do better.

Nov 28, 2016

Increase in Guatemalan Migrants Creates Greater Need for Mayan Speakers

The nuances of Mayan dialects make communication even more difficult for refugees seeking asylum in the United States.

Nov 28, 2016

Video Takes Esports Fans Out to the Game Through Live Streaming

By Julien Lawrence For Reporting Texas Cheers flooded Room 101 of Waggener Hall on a recent Thursday. Dozens of students screamed at the projector screen at the front of the room at the University of Texas at Austin. Armed with a massive golden hammer, a warrior charged at another wielding a futuristic laser gun. She […]

Nov 25, 2016

High School Counselors Help Students Find a Path to College or Careers

High schools are under pressure to get more graduates into college. College and career centers at each campus help students navigate the process.

Nov 21, 2016

Blanket Criminal History Policies Create a Rental Hurdle for Thousands

Some landlords’ policies reject tenants for long-ago or minor crimes, even for arrests that never led to convictions. Landlords are beginning to consider changes.

Nov 19, 2016

More Than a Trainer, Bowie High Football’s Jacob Wempe Is a Friend

For 13 years, Wempe has been an important part of the Bowie football family. ‘He brings a positive attitude toward everything,’ one player said.

Nov 18, 2016

Learning to Play from a Wheelchair, One Shot at a Time

A former Austin high school athlete takes on the challenge of wheelchair athletics.

Nov 18, 2016

A Quiet Place of Rest for One of Texas’ — and Baseball’s — Best

Roger Hornsby’s grave in eastern Travis County is marked by a plain memorial with no mention of his baseball accomplishments. But fans come regularly to visit the site where a legend is buried.

Nov 16, 2016

Empty RV Parks Tell Story of an Oil-Boom Town’s Changing Fortunes

Cotulla and other towns in the Eagle Ford Shale are nursing economic hangovers from the collapse of an oil boom that pumped prosperity into the region.

Nov 15, 2016

Dove Hunting Takes Wing in Extended Season

Thanks to growing bird populations, this year’s season is the longest in eight decades. That creates opportunities for more people to enjoy an affordable form of hunting.

Nov 14, 2016

New Eastside Football Academy Feeds Reagan High Revival Dreams

Youth academy creates a sports opportunity for students and plants the seeds for a football revival at the Eastside high school.

Nov 11, 2016

Tech Firms Increasing Their Recruiting Efforts Among Veterans

Tech recruiting firms are seeking talent among former service members. One appeal: Their dedication and ability to adapt to challenging situations — traits well suited for the tech field.

Nov 11, 2016

Young Hispanic Conservatives Grapple with Whether to Vote for Trump

His harsh comments about immigration bother some young Hispanics, even conservatives who plan to vote Republican. But some say Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric is causing them to make another choice,