Senators decry secrecy pacts they signed to get voter fraud claims

By Nicole Cobler | Feb. 9, 2017 AUSTIN - Two Texas senators are promising to fight confidential agreements they signed before being allowed to view voter fraud complaints reported to the secretary of state's office. Their plan to make the information public follows newly nominated Secretary of State Rolando Pablos' declaration in a Senate committee … Continue reading Senators decry secrecy pacts they signed to get voter fraud claims

Lawmaker wants to position Texas to outlaw abortion with ‘trigger law’

By Nicole Cobler | Feb. 3 2017 AUSTIN - State Sen. Bob Hall is playing the long game on abortion. To date, more than two dozen bills relating to abortion have been filed in the Texas Legislature, most aimed at restricting the controversial procedure. Hall, however, has gone a step further and authored a bill … Continue reading Lawmaker wants to position Texas to outlaw abortion with ‘trigger law’

Judge blocks state from ousting Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

AUSTIN — A federal judge on Thursday issued a temporary injunction, blocking the state from ousting Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program for at least a month. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks’ ruling followed a three-day hearing in which lawyers for the state argued that removing the nonprofit from Texas’ Medicaid program would have little … Continue reading Judge blocks state from ousting Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

Undocumented Student’s Arrest a Cautionary Tale

The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration, reporting on the reality and rhetoric around these topics.  Almost seven years ago, Raul Zamora, a 19-year-old University of Texas at Austin student, was driving down Robert Dedman Drive when campus police pulled him over for a broken taillight. They discovered there was … Continue reading Undocumented Student’s Arrest a Cautionary Tale

Euphoria festival sues Travis County over restrictions

Austin American-Statesman Travis County is facing a legal challenge after county commissioners approved further restrictions on noise levels of large events outside city limits. The Euphoria Music and Camping Festival filed the lawsuit last week, claiming the ordinance approved in August by Travis County commissioners is unconstitutional. According to the lawsuit, the ordinance restricts the … Continue reading Euphoria festival sues Travis County over restrictions

Students ask for Regent Wallace Hall’s resignation

The Daily Texan Seventeen college councils at the University signed a letter to be released Monday asking that Regent Wallace Hall resign from his position at the UT System Board of Regents. The Senate of College Councils serves as one of the three legislative student organizations advocating academic issues at the University and is made … Continue reading Students ask for Regent Wallace Hall’s resignation

Increasing lack of affordable housing concerns graduate students

The Daily Texan Alberto Jorge Vazquez Anderson, a graduate student from Mexico, came to the University in 2011 to study chemical engineering and quickly realized Austin is an expensive place to live. Vazquez and his wife put their names on a waitlist more than 800 people long to get into more affordable graduate student housing … Continue reading Increasing lack of affordable housing concerns graduate students

In speech, George W. Bush says education is today’s most important civil rights issue

The Daily Texan In his speech Thursday night at the Civil Rights Summit, former President George W. Bush led with a joke that was, in the Johnsonian tradition, somewhat off-color. “Former presidents compare their libraries the way other men compare their ... well ...,” Bush said before tailing off. After the laughter died down, Bush … Continue reading In speech, George W. Bush says education is today’s most important civil rights issue

International students and their partners face additional barriers when dealing with domestic violence

The Daily Texan When it comes to relationship violence, international students and their partners deal with barriers most other students on campus do not even consider. According to Erin Burrows, prevention and outreach specialist at Voices Against Violence, students stay in abusive relationships for a number of reasons, and face a special set of concerns … Continue reading International students and their partners face additional barriers when dealing with domestic violence

Texas Student Media nears decision on whether to cut Daily Texan print schedule

The Daily Texan Eleven members of the Texas Student Media board will make their final decision regarding the future print schedule of The Daily Texan on Friday, although TSM’s advertising revenue proposal was not released until three days before the meeting and remains incomplete. In a meeting on Feb. 21, board members said they would … Continue reading Texas Student Media nears decision on whether to cut Daily Texan print schedule