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There's still space
July 24, 2011
Last week marked the end of a chapter of American space exploration with the final mission of the shuttle Atlantis. The closing of the shuttle program is bittersweet for the nation and may be painful for many in Texas.
Texans shouldn't ignore border issues
July 17, 2011
Growing up in South Texas, my friends and I would skip school to cross over to Mexico. Those days are gone now.
Dont sell the citys soul
June 30, 2011
The City Council voted Wednesday to endorse the Formula 1 racetrack. The vote will most likely bring the Grand Prix to Austin in 2012 — an event that has promised the city a lot while asking for surprisingly little.
An opportunity for UT graduates
June 19, 2011
A new trend is shaking up Texas and has the potential to bring wealth and employment to thousands of Texans and UT graduates.
City opens BMX, skate park to general approval
June 16, 2011
With light landscaping and clean concrete, the park has a posh urban vibe rather than a back-alley hangout.
Keep Austin Beatiful hosts cleanup of Lady Bird Lake
June 12, 2011
Dozens of Austin residents joined the throngs of dogs and joggers at Lady Bird Lake on Saturday in an annual cleanup project hosted by Keep Austin Beautiful.
City Council takes steps to tap federal tax credits
June 12, 2011
The plan proposed by The Economic Growth and Redevelopement Services Office would allow the city to access the New Markets Tax Credit Program, which channels billions of dollars in federal tax credits to economically distressed areas. “The intention of this fund is to create jobs and increase wages in these economically-distressed areas,” said Andy Moore, a policy aide to Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez.
Seven professors join Academy of Distinguished Teachers
June 7, 2011
These professors will also serve in advisory positions to the provost, provide guidance for the undergraduate programs and serve as mentors for new faculty.