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SCOTUS: Affirmative Action OK at UT
University of Texas at Austin admissions officers can continue to consider race in offering places to students. That’s the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, handed down this morning on a 4-3 split.

2:37PM Thu. Jun. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Woman Dies in Manor Dog Attack
A woman found dead at a Manor residence on Tuesday night was “obviously” attacked by a pack of six dogs, the Travis County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday.

5:05PM Thu. Jun. 16, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

APD Makes Arrest in Rock Throwing
The Austin Police Department have arrested a suspect in the 90-plus rock throwing incidents that occurred along Interstate 35 for the last two years, Police Chief Art Acevedo announced today.

5:00PM Thu. Jun. 16, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

CodeNEXT Chief Quits
A surprise departure at the city of Austin, as staff announced that Matt Lewis, who has been leading the development of the CodeNEXT overhaul of city planning ordinances, has resigned.

4:45PM Thu. Jun. 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Zika 101
This weekend, public health officials from the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department and Williamson County will launch simultaneous public health surveys to better understand the public's knowledge about the Zika virus and mosquito prevention.

2:40PM Thu. Jun. 16, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

Zika 101
Video: A Drive Through Austin – June 1996
A warp opened up on the Internet earlier this week, a portal to an exotic yet familiar time and place – Austin, 20 years ago. The video, uploaded by Austin attorney Pete Reid, is a car ride down the streets of Austin in June 1996, narrated by Reid and another then-fellow Scottish UT student referred to as “Young Brian.”

12:55PM Mon. Jun. 6, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

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Alamo Founder Creates Waves With Bathroom Proposal
Amidst the bigoted bathroom debate, a light has emerged from the doors of the Alamo Drafthouse. On Tuesday, Facebook users were greeted with a post from the founder, Tim League, detailing proposed bathroom plans for Alamo’s new Mueller location. The post opened up the designs for public comment with compassion and compromise in mind.

11:05AM Fri. May 27, Shaun Lee Read More | Comment »

Lee Elementary Still Lee Elementary
Time to update your address book: Robert E. Lee Elementary is now Russell Lee Elementary, ending the campus' artificial link to the Confederacy and instead paying tribute to a seminal chronicler of Great Depression poverty and UT-Austin's first photography instructor.

12:15PM Thu. May 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

RideAustin Enters the Ride-hailing Market
Adding to the growing number of ride-hailing options in Austin since Uber and Lyft’s wholesale evacuation, a new nonprofit, community-based app called RideAustin was introduced today at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar.

10:15AM Mon. May 23, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

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Opening the Book on Roller Derby Local photographer Kickstarting history of Texas Rollergirls
72 Hours (or So) of Ridesharing With Uber and Lyft still boycotting Austin, we take the competition for a drive
Bill Ham Had My Back ZZ Top’s onetime manager made rock & roll history
Introducing: Sound on Sound Fest Everything you loved about Fun Fun Fun Fest – with a different name