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Technical Issues Delay and Cancel Student Evaluations in Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Statewide technical glitches on April 6 interrupted about 250,000 online exams administered by the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).  Students taking written STAAR exams were able to finish without any technical issues. Those taking virtual exams could not continue midway or even log in. A teacher from San […]

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Reporting Texas TV – April 15, 2021

Technical Issues Delay and Cancel Student Evaluations in Texas

Forty Acres Fest Brings Live Music Back to Campus


Forty Acres Fest Brings Live Music Back to Campus

AUSTIN, Texas — Live music returned to the University of Texas campus last weekend for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020.  Forty Acres Fest, an annual concert organized by Campus Events + Entertainment, took place April 10. The four-hour-long midday festival was somewhat of a departure from the way the festival […]

Abbott Bans COVID-19 Vaccine Passports

AUSTIN, Texas — While lawmakers argue across the country whether mandating the COVID-19 vaccine is constitutional, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order effectively banning vaccine passports last week. If enacted, the passport would allow vaccinated people to do certain things like eat in a restaurant or go to a library. Abbott’s order withdraws public […]

Live Music Gradually Returns to the Live Music Capital of the World

AUSTIN, Texas — Venues and musicians are fighting to maintain Austin’s reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. However, while the lights turned off, bills did not stop and venues struggled to make rent.  Red River Street hosts the largest cluster of live music venues in the city and is known as a […]

Reporting Texas TV – April 8, 2021

Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas made their second newscast of the semester on April 8, 2021. This week student journalists report on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, blood donation centers, and home building, as well as disparities between the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments.

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