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Teaching Climate Change to Youngsters Can Be ‘Big Little’ Lesson

First-grade teacher Hannah Rubinstein points to a sky blue bulletin board at the back of her classroom clad in handmade decorations. There’s a happy-faced sun made from a paper plate painted yellow and orange and a cluster of storm clouds which Rubinstein crafted from cotton balls. At the top of the board, Rubinstein has written […]

Reporting Texas TV Live December 5, 2019

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Texas DPS Slows Licensing of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

  At the end of the legislative session earlier this year, supporters of medical marijuana hailed the state’s expansion for its use with passage of the Compassionate Use Act. But now the Department of Public Safety, through its licensing regulatory authority, is saying not so fast – but the circumstances around this decision remains hazy. […]

Advocates Urge Tighter Regulations for Texas’ New Legal Hemp Industry

As Texas enters the lucrative hemp market under new legislation, questions are being raised by retailers and consumer advocates about the standards of CBD products. FDA-approved cannabinoid, CBD and THC, can now be easily purchased throughout Texas. CBD products can be bought at convenience stores, gas stations and CBD boutiques. These products are legal, but […]

Nov 21, 2019

Community organizations take new approach to solving Austin neighborhood inequities

Community garden in East Austin is part of a neighborhood effort to enhance quality of life. Parts of Austin often lack access to expansive green space, are robbed of tree canopy cover surrendered to development and are starved of fresh, healthy foods. But community-based organizations are working to enhance quality of life in these neighborhoods. […]

Nov 15, 2019

Reporting Texas TV Live November 14, 2019

Reporting Texas TV live from Studio 4E on the University of Texas campus November 14, 2019.

Nov 15, 2019

Reporting Texas TV Live November 7, 2019

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Nov 15, 2019

Reporting Texas TV Live October 31, 2019

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Nov 15, 2019

New Facebook Watch Show Stars UT Austin Student

He can be seen on a TV screen in commercials or on Facebook Watch as one of the stars of the series SKAM Austin, but what many may not realize is Austin Terry is also a University of Texas student. “I am naturally an introverted person. I’m usually just wearing a hat just walking in […]

Nov 15, 2019

Painting The Town

In the small town of Bay City, Texas, one local artist is finding a way to add some color to a place that might feel dull at times. “Grant was one that mimicked, me, so seeing his qualities I knew it was my duty to pore into him and to see where he could go […]

Nov 15, 2019

Profiting From A Passion For Fashion

Textile and Apparel major, Javier Uriegas has felt the pressures of choosing a major in an artistic field. “A lot of people think we’re not as smart as other students like business majors so they think we don’t perform as well as they do and at the end, I will show them that’s not the […]

Nov 15, 2019

Shaka Smart Coaching For His Job

The Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball team won their season opener against Northern Colorado. The burnt orange went up early and wouldn’t look back, crushing the Bears 69-45. But despite the 24 point victory, the team has plenty of areas to improve on. “We had way too many turnovers,” red shirt Sophomore Point Guard Andrew Jones […]

Nov 14, 2019

Expanding Floodplain Raises Concern of Students in Riverside

Thousands of college students commuting every day between Riverside and their Austin campuses, including The University of Texas, say flooding around their homes can sometimes be hazardous. Due to lower rents, Riverside is a popular but transient place with UT and other students moving in and out. Jackie Peña, a recent UT grad, spent three […]

Nov 07, 2019

Voting Advocates Rally Young Voters Back into Ballot Box for Local Elections

Early voting has officially kicked off in Austin, Texas, for this year’s election. Both Travis County and student groups work to improve the voter experience, educate on how to be prepare for this year’s election and simplify the ballot box process for all voters. “It’s not a difficult process, you just have to figure out
what […]

Nov 07, 2019

Hundreds Rally to Protest ‘Tampon Tax’

A wave of mostly women dressed in red descended on Republic Square in downtown Austin on a recent Saturday to protest a tax on period paraphernalia as part of a nationwide “menstrual movement.” The National Period Day Rally was organized by, a non-profit with the goal to reduce the stigma around menstruation and period […]

Nov 05, 2019

Alpha Epsilon Phi To Host Greek Get Down for Charity

For the fifth year in a row, the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority at UT Austin is putting together a Greek Get Down. “Greek Get Down is a Greek wide dance competition put on by Alpha Epsilon Phi. Each year all of the sororities on campus compete for a cash prize for their philanthropies,” said Rachel […]

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