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News and features from UT-Austin's School of Journalism

Texas Funeral Homes Take a Financial Hit Despite COVID-19 

Texas funeral homes are making less money during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite at least 27,000 COVID-19-related deaths statewide, because the services that drive their profits are less attractive to families worried about spreading the disease.

Austin Professional Cuddler Aims to Heal Through Touch

Professional cuddling is becoming increasingly popular around the country. During the last decade, cuddling businesses have opened in  Georgia, New York and Texas. In 2015, there was even a national cuddling convention in Portland, Oregon.

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Biden Win Sparks Protest and Celebration in Austin 

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Gender Gap Persists in UT System Senior Leadership 

In 2015, a group of female UT System employees sent a report to then-UT System Chancellor William McRaven detailing how women were underrepresented in leadership positions in the system. The 2015 report’s authors acknowledge the progress has been made in the intervening five years, but they say more needs to be done.

Austin Representative Previews 87th Texas Legislature

Lawmakers will wrestle with the budget, health care and once-in-a-decade political redistricting — all in the middle of a global pandemic — when the 87th Texas Legislative session convenes in January. Reporting Texas spoke with Rep. Gina Hinojosa, a Democrat representing House District 49 — the heart of Travis County — about the upcoming legislative session.

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Austin Clinic Helps Addiction Patients After Using Psychedelic Drug Ibogaine

Austin’s Unauthorized Workers Fall Victim to Slowdown in Hospitality Industry

Local Businesses Serve Up Lesson in Achieving Voter Turnout