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Nov 20, 2015

With UT’s ‘Green Fee’ Set to Expire, Environmental Programs Face Funding Loss

Since 2011, $2 million has been distributed to projects including bee colonies and solar charging stations.

Nov 19, 2015

After Cancer, Texas State’s Harrington Looks to Continue Winning Ways

Now in remission, baseball coach says disease gave him wisdom and perspective.

Nov 12, 2015

‘John Schools’ Look to Curb Sex Trade

The programs aim to prevent repeat offenses by people who solicit prostitutes.

Nov 03, 2015

Young Designers Turn Muslim Modesty Into Modern Fashion

Young designers are creating modest, fashionable clothes for a new market.

Oct 20, 2015

Learning Arabic Begins Early for Houston Magnet School Students

At Houston’s Arabic immersion school, 4- and 5-year-olds pick up one of the most difficult languages.

Oct 16, 2015

College Baseball’s New Ball Explains Its Recent Battering

Batters are connecting with more hits now that college baseball has a new ball.

Oct 08, 2015

Many Animals Remain Homeless Four Months After Memorial Day Flood

In Wimberley, which was hardest hit by the storm, shelters are still struggling to house lost pets.

Sep 10, 2015

Robert Runyon: Texas Photography’s Best-Kept Secret?

His work documents daily life in a turbulent time on the Texas-Mexico border a century ago.

May 25, 2015

Rites of Passage: Junior Cotillion Brings Dance, Etiquette and Life Skills to Pre-Teens

At the Austin Country Club, students learned the art of dancing and the rules of etiquette. One said she would rather be skateboarding.

May 25, 2015

Driven by Passion, NASCAR Racer Presents Another Face of Pakistan

Nur Ali is the only Pakistani-born professional racecare driver in the United States and, in 2012, made history as the first Asian-American to drive in NASCAR.

May 25, 2015

Salt Therapy, Though Lacking Scientific Support, Brings Comfort to Families

Halotherapy, commonly known as salt therapy, is believed to relieve symptoms of respiratory diseases. However, researchers say more testing is needed to assess the effectiveness.

May 23, 2015

At a Municipal Golf Course, Watching a Masters Career Come to a Close

At the Austin golf course where Ben Crenshaw honed his game, friends watched him make a run for his 44th Master’s.

May 23, 2015

Custom Saddles for the New American Cowboy

Carson Leh caters to urban cowboys and cowgirls who zip around on bikes and motorcycles.

May 21, 2015

Austin Drum Corps Teaches Members More Than Music

Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps will travel to 19 U.S. cities for summer competitions.

May 21, 2015

UT Law School Feeling the Squeeze of Falling Admissions

UT Law Class of 2017 has just 301 students — down 23 percent from 389 in 2010.

May 21, 2015

A Man for All Seasons Calls Time on 55 Years in UT Sports

McWilliams announced his plans to step down as the co-associate athletics director of the T-Association, effective Aug. 31, ending a 55-year career at UT

May 20, 2015

Conflicted Allegiances at Mexico-U.S. Soccer Match

At this soccer match, wearing a jersey — or a taco — meant choosing the country with which to side while identifying with both.

May 20, 2015

Group Works to Close the Health Care Gap for Poor Mothers of Color

Mama Sana connects poor women with free care, and guides them through pregnancy and birth.

May 20, 2015

Driven by Economics and Lifestyle, Tiny House Movement Grows

The average cost of a tiny house is $23,000, if built by the owner.

May 19, 2015

Austin’s Fragmented Music Industry Limits Local Labels’ Reach

The city, famous for its live music scene, lacks industry infrastructure.

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