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Supreme Court Affirms UT’s Use of Race in Admissions

In a 4-3 vote Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that UT-Austin may continue considering race in admissions decisions—putting an end to an eight-year legal...

 
 

Late to the Game: The Ones Who Got Away

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Kyle Muller, the towering pitcher committed to Texas’ but selected by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the MLB Draft....

 
 

TXEXplainer: The Proposal to Bury I-35 Underground

When Highway I-35 opened in 1962, Austin had just 200,000 people. Today, there are 900,000 in the city proper, and 2 million in the greater metro area. Those...

 
 

Aunt Bertha Is Bringing Social Services Into the 21st Century

Erine Gray was 16 when his mother was diagnosed with a rare type of encephalitis. The neurological disease left her with permanent brain damage and memory loss,...

 
 

The New Jordan and Scottie?

A young Longhorn golfer out of Dallas shot a 69 yesterday at the 116th U.S. Open and now sits tied for sixth on the leaderboard heading into day two. And his name...

 
 

Late to the Game: What’s He Doing Here?

On a balmy night in May, as a storm brewed in Austin, I watched Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at a bar called Doc’s on South Congress Avenue....

 
 

UT Athletics Unveils Possible Erwin Center Replacement

The University of Texas Athletics Department has identified its preferred on-campus location for a new arena to replace the aging Frank Erwin Center. What is currently...

 
 

Late to the Game: Deep Dishin’ on Ike

Ike Sewell never made the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In fact, the All-American guard at Texas in the mid-20s never played a down in the NFL. Sewell, the founder...

 
 

After the War: Life As a Texas Vietnam Veteran

Four black, metal K.I.A. bracelets hang on Don Dorsey’s wrists. Each one is engraved with a different name that belonged to a fallen soldier he served with during...

 
 

Volcanoes Play Key Role in Long-Term Climate Shifts, UT Geologists Find

There are no crocodiles near the North Pole today, but that wasn’t always the case. Fossil bones from crocodile-like reptiles called champsosaurs have been unearthed...

 
 
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