Tag: University of Texas


Texas: Community Colleges Can’t Prohibit Campus Carry

The Texas Attorney General has issued an opinion stating that recent amendments to Texas law prohibit a junior or community college from categorically prohibiting concealed handguns on campus.

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Texas Gets Its Top Target in Tom Herman

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman now gets his chance for a Texas takeover. Herman, who coached Houston to national prominence the last two seasons, was announced as the new Texas coach Saturday, replacing Charlie Strong, who was fired in the morning after three consecutive losing seasons.

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Anti-Trump Protests Fail to Amass in Texas

Only a few hundred University of Texas students marched on the Texas Capitol Wednesday to protest the election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president.


Guns Up: Federal Court Denies Effort to Block Campus Carry at U. Texas

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has prevailed in another case involving the rights of Texans today. The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas issued an Order denying a request by three University of Texas professors to block enforcement of Texas’ new campus carry law.

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U Texas Professors Sue to Block New Campus Carry Law

Three University of Texas professors have filed a request for a temporary injunction in federal court to block Texas’ new campus carry law. They filed the legal action the same day that the law took effect.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Poll: Majority of Texans Support Trump Muslim Ban, Border Wall

Despite his March loss in the 2016 Presidential Primary for Texas, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s proposals for a southern border wall and a temporary ban on the entry of noncitizen Muslims to the United States enjoy majority support among the state’s registered voters.

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Illegal Immigrant Brags About Getting Free Ride to UT

A student who is an illegal immigrant has received a great deal of pushback for bragging about getting an all tuition paid free ride to the University of Texas. She not only took to Twitter to blow her own horn about her self-accessed “nice legs” and her “13 cords/medals,” “4.5GPA” and Valedictorian status at Crockett High School, she also had to add, “oh and I’m undocumented.”

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Stabbing near UT Campus Leaves Two Injured

Police in Austin, Texas, responded to a report of a man with a knife near the University of Texas campus. At least one person was stabbed and a second person was injured with an undisclosed injury.

George Mason college student carries a gun on campus

Texas A & M University System Embraces Campus Carry

Texas A&M University and the affiliated universities in its system have embraced campus carry and will allow guns on campus with “few major restrictions.” The policy now formulated and “approved Chancellor John Sharp and A&M System legal staff” allows concealed carry

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Zika Virus: UT Develops Bio-Warfare Against Mosquitoes

Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin have developed an algae that could be effective in controlling the mosquito population. The anti-mosquito bio-weapon could be effective in reducing the spread of the Zika virus.


Texas Grad Schools Climbing in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

More Texas graduate schools rated well in the 2017 US News & World Report roundup of the nation’s law, business, medicine, nursing, engineering, and education programs. The University of Texas at Austin led the state in its top-rated graduate school offerings.

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Texas UIL Draws Fire over Decision to Use Birth Certificates for Gender ID

Public school district superintendents across Texas resoundingly approved an amendment that requires district officials use a student-athlete’s birth certificate to determine gender identification. The decision came much to the dismay of the founder of the group TransAthlete.com who sharply criticized the state’s decision.