byLydia Wagner and Daniella Cortez
On the 2020 season’s first game-day Saturday, things seemed pretty normal for a University of Texas football weekend — pre-pandemic normal. At the Texas Rho fraternity house, dozens of UT students partied together in person. A leaked SnapChat video from inside the event showed attendees singing “The Eyes of Texas,” and standing shoulder to shoulder underneath a balcony packed […]
bySarah Kate Scribner
On Friday and Saturday nights at Sixth and Red River in downtown Austin, nine actors and a magician would stand beneath the warm glow of stage lights and look out at the sea of 270 bodies crammed in the sold-out theater, eager to deliver the next gut-busting joke or burst into comedic song. That was […]
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.
Sterile grass carp did too good a job controlling hydrilla and ended up ruining Lake Austin as bass habitat.
The Other Ones Foundation has cut back its Workforce First program, but it also is offering a new service, a mobile hygiene clinic for people experiencing homelessness.
Usually full of the people, life and art that have come to define Austin, tattoo shops in the city shut their doors over a month ago as part of efforts to combat COVID-19. Tattoo artists and shops are trying to adapt to their new normal and find alternate ways to survive.
In 2018, the Texas Education Agency gave Austin’s Widén Elementary School an “F” in the state’s annual accountability ratings. In 2019, the school earned a “B” – the largest improvement of any elementary school in the Austin Independent School District.
WATCH: UT students talk about African American History African American heritage runs deep in Texas. From the horror of slavery to the civil rights movement and beyond, Texas’ African American population has played a critical role in the state’s economic and cultural development. Yet Texas’ publication education system has downplayed African American history in its […]
Some Austin teachers say increasing levels of work-related stress make it difficult to effectively do their jobs.
Roots is an intentional community devoted to exploring more sustainable ways of life.
West Campus non-profit has served young people experiencing homelessness since 2009.
Modeled after repair cafes in cities around the world, Austin’s Fix-It Clinics are a way for residents to learn how to fix broken household items and encourage them to reuse objects that would otherwise be discarded.
The plan’s primary goal is to build a bike network that feels safe and easy to navigate for cyclists from 8 to 80 years old.
Austin’s Circular Economy Program aspires to reduce waste by turning it into new products.
Despite the relocation of some of UT-Austin’s prominent reminders of Confederate times, other nods to the Confederacy, hidden and not so hidden, continue to dot the campus and provide potential flashpoints for controversy.
In a series of interviews in April, most UT students said they welcome an automatically enforced 8-mph speed limit for dockless electric scooters.
By eliminating bias, educators hope to improve dismal maternal mortality rates among African-American women.
Austin is in the midst of developing a small area plan for what some residents consider a neglected pocket of Austin — the area around North Lamar Boulevard north of Highway 183 to Braker Lane.
Some gamblers have started using a loophole in state law to play cards for money at so-called card clubs.
Youth homelessness dropped 25 percent in the past year, and experts credit a community plan and subsequent commitment to carry it out.