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Magic happens at the Zilker Botanical Garden’s Woodland Faerie Trail
July 23, 2017
In an age of smartphones and televisions, spending time outdoors often takes a low priority. The Zilker Botanical Gardens gives residents the opportunity to connect with the outdoors at the Woodland Faerie Trail, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year.
Bao’d Up focuses on popular Chinese street food for Austin residents
July 23, 2017
No matter what country, street food is quick, tasty and inexpensive. One Chinese restaurant is adding to the milieu of international street foods found in Austin with the baozi.
Attention to detail makes Pitchfork Pretty ripe for praise
July 23, 2017
Using the grass all the way to the root, Seth Baas’ new restaurant Pitchfork Pretty offers a seamless dining experience with attention to detail in the kitchen and at the table.
Five relatives, influences of modern Tejano music
July 9, 2017
Tejano music originated in South and Central Texas and mixes Eastern European folk music with traditional Mexican music.
Despite language difference, Tejano music is for everyone
July 9, 2017
The classic sound of the bajo sexto, accordion and drums customary in Tejano music bring memories of childhood back to its listeners.
Fireworks director sparks enthusiasm
July 2, 2017
Steven Sarnoski had been preparing for this all day. He crossed himself, his pre-show ritual, and launched the first firework of the night.
Flying high: LGBT Flags and their meanings
June 25, 2017
June is LGBT Pride Month and the community has embraced a multitude of flags symbolizing the various subgroups which make up the whole.
Juneteenth Celebrations serve as reminder of past, time to come together
June 18, 2017
The summer sun shone on the outstretched hands of the children lining the street expecting parade candy, as the Juneteenth celebration began.
Juneteenth foods to eat to celebrate the historic day
June 18, 2017
The meat starts cooking the night before, and slowly but surely, the chunk of raw beef will become tender, flavorful and moist brisket.
Alumnus foregoes finance career to farm tomatoes
June 11, 2017
The soft sun peeks over the horizon line in the mild air as Jamey Gage picks ripe Damsel tomatoes. For eight years, Gage has been rising before sunrise, fulfilling his dream of being a farmer.
Sweatt v. Painter case leaves lasting impact
November 29, 2016
Heman Sweatt, a black man, applied to the UT School of Law in 1946 and was denied admittance because of his race.
Swing dancers to perform in Austin Lindy Exchange
November 16, 2016
Spreading his arms as if he were flying, Cole Weaver executes a move he calls “the bird,” for the fifth time.
Former UT student creates online LGBT meetup site SanghaLink
November 15, 2016
The organization, which was launched statewide in 2015, is developing a smartphone app set to be released in 2017.
300: Foraging helps campus executive chef mix passions
November 6, 2016
Every summer in the ’60s, Robert Mayberry and his five siblings would get their tents ready and head to the Guadalupe River, where they spent one month living off the land.
Hip hop dance group #iGotSole encourages performance through videos
October 26, 2016
The smooth chords of “Walah” echo through the Black Box Theater as dancers dressed in dark colors strike their first pose.
A little bit of everything for the non-ACL goers
September 30, 2016
If you’re not interested in loud music, sweating crowds or high ticket prices, there are plenty of events you can attend instead of going to the Austin City Limits Music Festival this year.
Technology industry still faces uphill battle with diversity
September 28, 2016
In the Spredfast office, employees work diligently at their desks, coding for their clients.
New market opens for Eastern Europeans in Austin
September 23, 2016
Flags from Russia, Ukraine and Poland flap in the wind outside the Borderless European Market.
“Operation Avalanche” filmmakers talk directing without script in 16mm
September 22, 2016
In the film “Operation Avalanche,” two young CIA agents go undercover as documentarians at NASA. What they discover could hurt the U.S. space race and endanger their lives.
Filmmakers Julio and Marla Quintanas discuss their bilingual release, “The Vessel”
September 16, 2016
Producer Marla Quintana and her husband Julio Quintana, a UT alumnus and director, will release their first feature-length film, “The Vessel,” on Friday to select theaters.
Hispanic artist celebrates her heritage in all aspects of life
September 16, 2016
She used to stand on a chair with corn husks in her hand and maza on a spoon, spreading the mixture around messily as her grandmother reassured her that she was doing well.
300: UT arborist helps campus orchard blossom
September 12, 2016
Clad in dirty pants and sturdy work boots, Jennifer Hrobar picks a green leaf off the ground. The tree next to her is losing its leaves unexpectedly, and she is trying to figure out why.
The Foundry, a new makerspace, opens in the Fine Arts Library
September 8, 2016
Students and professors peer down to get a closer look at the miniature 3-D-printed version of the Tower being made.
Gone To Texas video winner ready for next adventure
September 7, 2016
At age 12, Alexandra Goodwin started acting classes, but she was told being an actress was unrealistic. Despite her protests, when her mom signed her up for a filmmaking class, Goodwin fell in love with it.
Labor Day activities offer options for weekend fun
September 1, 2016
Labor Day weekend is the first holiday after the start of the school year when students can take their first breath of fresh air and relax.
Finding her family again, veteran transitions to civilian life
August 31, 2016
Jillian Shrader no longer sets her alarm to 21:00 on a work day.
UT Votes, Civic Engagement Alliance grow in election season
August 29, 2016
While a handful of students register their classmates to vote, the rest of their group, with red and blue-stained hands, tie dye white T-shirts that say UT Votes.
UT student submits film to Capital City Black Film Festival
August 26, 2016
Benita Ozoude met the executive director of the Capital City Black Film Festival in a Cajun soul food restaurant this summer while shooting a film.
West Mall remains social hub through the ages
August 24, 2016
In the early 1970s, the West Mall was bustling with students chatting with friends, marketing their organizations and leading protest. When students protested the campus carry law yesterday, the scene was much the same.
Freshman tips ease transition to college life
August 22, 2016
Here are some tips from returning Longhorns to get through the first week and the first semester.
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