Tag Archives: University of Texas

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment searches for the line between ‘fraternizing’ and ‘frat’

After purchasing former Texas Governor Ann Richards’ home on 2311 Shoal Creek Boulevard in 2017, the Texas Beta Students Aid Fund, which is the nonprofit arm of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, retained single-family zoning on the property. Yet neighbors…

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Andrew Weber

UT will use geofencing to limit e-scooter speed to 8 mph on campus this week

Riders using rented scooters on the 40 Acres will no longer be able to go faster than 8 mph, according to UT Austin.The university said Bird, Jump, Lyft and Lime’s e-scooters will have speed restrictions on the lion’s share of…

Friday, February 22, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Bicycle Advisory Council says UT plan should not preclude safety now

In light of a preventable tragedy resulting in 39-year-old Anthony John Diaz losing his life from being run over by a Capital Metro bus while riding a bicycle on Monday, Jan. 28, the Bicycle Advisory Council is recommending that the…

Friday, February 8, 2019 by Jo Clifton

City, UT to work together on moving Red River

City Council unanimously agreed Thursday to enter into an agreement with the University of Texas to facilitate the relocation of Red River Street between East 12th Street and East 32nd Street in order to develop a new arena to replace…

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Alyx Wilson

ZAP contemplates uprooting

Last month, on Jan. 15, the Zoning and Platting Commission heard a long-awaited briefing from the University of Texas’ Uprooted study on gentrification and displacement in Austin.Dr. Jake Wegmann, one of the three authors, presented a summarized version of the…

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by Jack Craver

Report: West Campus needs more lights

Two and a half years after the murder of a UT student spurred calls to improve safety in the West Campus neighborhood, campus safety advocates and city transportation officials say it’s time for the city to improve lighting in the…

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Austin renters and people of color are most likely to be displaced because of gentrification

A new study from the University of Texas points to widespread gentrification in Austin, stretching from northern neighborhoods to the eastern edge of South Austin. Researchers say the groups most impacted by displacement are low-income African-American and Hispanic renters.Jake Wegmann,…

Monday, August 6, 2018 by Ryan Young

Capital Metro attempts to reverse falling college student ridership

In a bid to get more college students to hop on the bus, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is making several changes to its subsidy agreements with the University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Community College system.Both schools…

Friday, April 20, 2018 by Nadia Hamdan

What’s the story behind the different tags on trees around Austin?

You can’t not notice the trees that line the paths on Austin’s many hike and bike trails. But have you ever noticed a fair amount of them are numbered? They’re on small metal tags nailed to the trunks.Writer Will Neely…

Friday, March 30, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

B-cycle’s UT expansion a towering success

When Austin B-cycle expanded its reach into the University of Texas campus area last month, its executive director predicted it would be a big success. It turns out his expectations were too low.“Forty days into this, and we’re where we…

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Trump administration push for citizenship question on census alarms critics

Watchdog groups are alarmed by a Department of Justice request to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. The agency says the information is needed to enforce the Voting Rights Act, specifically a section that bans racial discrimination.“It’s…

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Trustees cast doubt on success of UT partnership program

At its Aug. 28 meeting, the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees approved an interlocal agreement with the University of Texas at Austin to renew the Literacy First program at 22 Austin schools for the coming school year, but…

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council approves workforce training audit

It took a while for City Council to wrap its collective head around the concept, but after an hour and a half of discussion it overwhelmingly approved a study that will try to assess the effectiveness of some area workforce…

Monday, May 1, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

For Capital Metro, UT shuttles ground what could be high-flying ridership numbers

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s latest systemwide ridership statistics would be trending upward were it not for an unlikely population: college students.According to recently posted data, the agency gave fewer rides in March than it did over the same period…

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

New UT arena slated for downtown, but questions linger

A big piece of downtown Austin’s future fell into place on Friday with the announcement that the arena that will replace the Frank Erwin Center will be located close to the current arena on the University of Texas’ eastern border…

Monday, March 13, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin, UT could play in battle for telecom millions

Austin and the University of Texas have the potential intellectual and research firepower needed to compete for a portion of $100 million in National Science Foundation and private tech industry money and in-kind services aimed at creating city-scale advancements in…

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin Fire Department could soon be using drones

The drone idles on a small runway at the Austin Radio Control Association, just east of the city. It has a gray body and a white nose, across which someone has painted a sinister smile. The controls are tested, and…

Thursday, September 10, 2015 by Sunny Sone

AURA, UT group want to tear down wall, plant trees

Tear down that (West Campus) wall.The West Campus Wall – which runs along much of the University of Texas’ western edge, separating the campus from Guadalupe Street – has long been a symbol of UT’s isolation from the rest of…

Friday, July 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Home of legendary UT coach remains in limbo

After a trip through the Planning Commission last week, the fate of famed University of Texas track coach Clyde Littlefield’s former house remains uncertain.Commissioners voted 4-3 to deny historic zoning for the West Campus home, with Chair Danette Chimenti and…

Friday, July 3, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Private-party permitting process is a go

After several months without word on progress, a resolution to create a permit process for private parties is moving forward.The resolution, passed last October, was in response to neighborhood complaints about parties in the West Campus area near the University…

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