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Meet the New Orleans Obituaries Writer Who Has Spent Four Decades Keeping Stories of the Dead Alive

John Pope, the lanky Louisianan, the recherché raconteur on the river, the slim and sassy scribe, the zany Zelig from the land of Zapp’s, the boisterous bohemian...

 
 

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Match Made in Texas

Whether you believe in destiny or fateful meetings beneath the glow of the Tower, one thing is certain: UT is a beautiful place to fall in love.

 
 

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Looking at Higher Education Funding in Texas—and How We Got Here

Ahead of the 86th Texas legislative session, a comprehensive look at public university funding—and what it means for the future of UT. Brian Haley was driving...

 
 

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Meet the Longhorn Changing Kids’ Lives in South Dallas

On the chilly morning of Dec. 14, 2017, around 150 boys dressed in black uniforms waited eagerly in the auditorium at Billy Earl Dade Middle School in southeast...

 
 

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For Every Longhorn on Your List: Our 2018 Texas Gift Guide

From stocking stuffers and weekend staycations to burnt-orange boots.

 
 

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World-Renowned Pediatric Surgeon Charles Fraser Comes Home to UT

Baby John Doe lies on the operating table, his brown plastic skin shining under the surgical lights. Nurses at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas...

 
 

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Looking at Family History to Discover What it Means to Be a Longhorn

My grandmother has the most wonderful collection of books. Or, she had the most wonderful collection of books, until pancreatic cancer rendered them orphans in...

 
 

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The Complete Story of DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium

The first time the stadium felt special to me—this should be obvious, but for transparency’s sake, I mean Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, otherwise...

 
 

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Now and Then: Looking at the Lives of Two UT Grads, 80 Years Apart

June 6, 1938, was a perfectly moonlit summer night in Austin. Gathered before the one-year-old Tower were 1,161 students, dressed in black gowns and tasseled hats....

 
 

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How Did DNA Kits Become so Popular—and What’s Next?

  When I first think about signing up for 23andMe in early 2018, the direct-to-consumer genetics testing company is running a campaign called “DNA of a Champion,”...

 
 
 
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