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Three Longhorns in the Music Business Share How They Have Fared During COVID-19

Back in early March 2020, which feels like 100 years ago, the thriving Austin music industry felt the rumblings of a catastrophic event: the cancellation of South...

 
 

The Way Back: Townes and Country

In the fall of 1993, Austin country musician Townes Van Zandt was putting the pieces of an embattled recording career back together. Having not released an...

 
 

Two Longhorns Lead the Charge on Reopening the Rothko Chapel

Walking through the lawn that separates the Menil Collection and its park to the east from the Rothko Chapel in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, I am not...

 
 

Renowned Trumpeter Billy Hunter Joins the UT Faculty

Many college professors are struggling with distance learning this fall. Between technology issues and wrestling with the ways in which different students best...

 
 
Robert Killebrew’s Journey From Punishing Linebacker to Pain Reliever

Robert Killebrew’s Journey From Punishing Linebacker to Pain Reliever

On YouTube, there is a highlights package featuring key plays from Texas linebacker Robert Killebrew’s career, sound-tracked by “Last Resort” by Papa...

 
 

What Does it Mean to Be a Longhorn Fan in 2020?

Seven years ago, I attended my final UT football game as a fan; six or so months later I joined the staff of the Texas Exes and began covering football games...

 
 

How the Daytripper Became the King of the Road

Chet Garner is easy to track down these days. Pre-pandemic, the host and creator of the PBS show The Daytripper could usually be found, well, day tripping around...

 
 

Robert Devens on Taking the Helm at UT Press

Robert Devens has an important first hire to make—and he’ll likely have to do it over some form of video chat. “We’re going to be doing it all remotely...

 
 

Meet the Longhorn Peach Farmer Bringing Fredericksburgs’ Finest Together

“I have never seen it like that in my whole life,” Dave Jobe said in early May, of downtown Fredericksburg, the charming Hill Country town his family has called...

 
 

Longhorn Monica Aldama Is the Queen of Cheer

How this Texas Ex became a Netflix star and national champion.

 
 
 
 
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