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

Updates: Central Texas Voters Cast Ballots During Pandemic

During early voting, Reporting Texas correspondents will regularly file reports from Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties, as well as early voting locations in Travis County. On Election Day, correspondents will post dispatches from polling places around Travis County. Check back for updates.

Central Texas School Social Workers and Counselors Face Pandemic-related Challenges

Since the pandemic forced schools to limit in-person classes, social workers and counselors have struggled to maintain relationships with students. In addition to the difficulty of staying in touch with students virtually, social workers have had to navigate what experts call a mental health crisis. Social isolation, increased screen time and pandemic-related stress have combined to make the perfect storm for students dealing with mental health challenges.

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Parents Navigate Virtual Learning for Kids

UT Greek Life Struggles to Adhere to Pandemic Protocols

Cedar Park’s Jeremiah Chambers Overcame Long Odds to Achieve Football Stardom at Abilene Christian

Sex Workers Struggle as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

What Collapse of Oil Prices Means for Texas’ Future

Trump March Fizzles in Downtown Austin

The march, the fourth annual iteration of the event, attracted a much smaller crowd than previous marches, which have seen upward of 300 attendees. The marchers were unfazed by the lackluster turnout and insisted that it wasn’t a sign of flailing support for an embattled president.

Project Connect and Austin’s Past Light Rail Fails

The fate of the Oval Office is not the only key issue on Austinites’ ballot this November. Project Connect, Austin’s proposal for a light rail system and widely expanded bus service, is on the ticket as Proposition A. Voters rejected light rail plans in 2000 and 2014.

UT Greek Life Struggles to Adhere to Pandemic Protocols

For ‘Esther’s Follies,’ Show Goes On (Virtually)

Mexican Writer Témoris Grecko on Journalists Risking Their Lives 

Professor Provides Insight on Governor’s Proposed Protest Laws