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Oct 17, 2017

Boat Party Businesses Make Charity Splash to help Rockport’s Harvey Recovery

The owners wanted to raise money to help their Gulf Coast hometown recover from the hurricane. They did it the way they know best — they threw a party.

Oct 17, 2017

Shooting for Another Chance, Hoop Dreamers Keep Hopes Aloft in Round Rock

Most of the hopefuls at the Austin Spurs G League tryout came for another chance at playing professional basketball. A few actually had one.

Oct 13, 2017

The Time When Austin Learned to Start Worrying and Fear the Bomb

There are eerie echoes today in a Cold War-era civil defense film about preparing for an atomic bomb attack.

Oct 12, 2017

After Whirlwind Summer, UT Golfer Finds LPGA Tour Future in Range

Winning the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship put Sophia Schubert in three women’s major championships in 2018.

Oct 03, 2017

UT Professors to Fenves: Help College Students, Academics in Puerto Rico

Letter asks UT’s president to provide online access to libraries and other support.

Sep 22, 2017

UT Leaders Pledge DACA Support, But Actions Remain Uncertain

If Congress does not create a legal pathway for DACA recipients to remain in the country, many will be vulnerable to possible deportation.

Sep 07, 2017

Austin’s Harvey ‘Megashelter’ Begins Plans to Close

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

Sep 06, 2017

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.

Aug 30, 2017

Female Soldiers Face Higher Risk of Training Injuries, Study Finds

Carrying 50-pound backs during training can be punishing for women. The military is responding with equipment adapted for their bodies.

Aug 30, 2017

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.

Aug 30, 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.”

Jul 30, 2017

The Dog Days of Summer Raise the Woof at Dell Diamond

Spike, the Round Rock mascot, has been a team mainstay since Day One. Just don’t ask the baseball team to reveal whose inside the custom.

Jul 30, 2017

A Veterans’ Gaming Charity Blazes Trails, But Opens Old Wounds

As Operation Supply Drop expanded beyond video games for overseas military, its founder left, saying the organization had become “just another veteran’s charity.”

Jul 30, 2017

Cadavers Remain Vital Partners in Training Doctors at Dell Medical

As some substitute software for real bodies, the UT-Austin school uses both in its study of anatomy.

Jul 30, 2017

Delicious and Dangerous, Avocados Can Be a Slippery Menace

Avocados seem so innocent. But there’s a hidden danger in trying to dislodge their pits.

Jul 30, 2017

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.

May 24, 2017

Ranch Is a Haven for People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Photo Story

At Down Home Ranch in Elgin, adults with intellectual disabilities help with everything from feeding the cows to collecting eggs from the hens and grooming the miniature horses.

May 24, 2017

City’s First Artist in Residence Has an Unusual Assignment

Rehab El Sadek will spend the next nine months finding ways to bring her creative vision to the Watershed Protection Department,

May 23, 2017

Pitched on Softball, Texas Freshman Leaves Baseball Career Behind

Jade Gortarez played baseball as a kid in California. When it was time for college, the University of Texas made her a softball star.

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.