AUSTIN—After one look at cars zooming through congested lanes and pedestrians crossing busy streets in Austin, the idea of zero traffic fatalities might seem impossible. Yet that is exactly the goal of Vision Zero, a safety plan intended to eliminate all traffic related deaths. A subcommittee of the Pedestrian Advisory Council is pursuing the initiative.… Read More Vision Zero initiative attempts to eliminate all traffic-related deaths
PAIGE, Texas—A man is expected to be charged with criminally negligent homicide after a crash on U.S. 290 in Bastrop County left a woman dead when a rock flew off of a truck and through her windshield. The rock flew from a Raines Brick, Tile and Flooring carrier driven by Jeffrey Wayne Blackmon, according to… Read More One woman dead after rock flew off truck on U.S. 290
AUSTIN—A piece of trash droops over a stone structure, crumpled and damp from the rain the night before. After someone tosses off the garbage, the guide announces with a laugh that the structure is, in fact, the next piece of art on the tour. Jamie Aprile has been leading tours of the public art on… Read More Program educates UT Austin with everyday art
A podcast covering local Austin poets by Avery Travis.
AUSTIN, TX– Students at the University of Texas say they are facing a stigma because of the art on their body. The popular trend of tattoos are becoming more accepted in our society, but young people are still encountering a bias, especially in the professional world. “You should never be afraid of someone with tattoos,”… Read More Tattoo Taboos
The tenth most caffeinated city in the nation is not slowing down any time soon. Austin, Texas has no shortage of hip coffee joints and cozy study spots. When University of Texas students are on campus within the Forty Acres area, however, their options are pretty much limited to the Starbucks located in some of… Read More Cafe Medici provides cool atmosphere, hot coffee, and convenience for students
AUSTIN—For the students and alumni of the University of Texas, one week of the year is going to look very different next fall. An official Homecoming week of festivities for the university is being created for 2014, complete with events for alumni and current students alike. Caroline Carter, a junior at the University of Texas… Read More UT students create an official homecoming
AUSTIN—The t-shirt hangs high up on the wall, so high that its fibers almost seem to scrape the ceiling. Its dingy threads and faded colors proclaim its age to those down below. Whether the shirt was hung on this high pedestal to conceal its tatters or to glorify its age is hard to say. There… Read More New Bohemia promotes individual style