University of Texas

Darrell K. Royal, 1924-2012

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The best college football coach the state has ever seen died early Wednesday morning at the age of 88. Memories & tributes from the Texas Monthly archives and around the state and country. 

Book ’Em Horns, Take Two

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

With OU weekend and another Longhorns home game now behind us (sigh), it's time to check in once again with Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.

UT and A&M Resume Hostilities This Weekend

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

If you thought the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M was currently on ice, you are correct. Tonight in College Station, the two schools face off in, you guessed it, hockey. 

Book ’Em Horns

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Highlights from two football weekend's worth of UT Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter. 

UTEP Prez Says Miners Can Take Oklahoma

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

At last weeks UT system Board of Regents meeting, University of Texas at El Paso president Diana Natalicio told UT-Austin president Bill Powers that the Miners plan to soften up OU on Saturday. 

Earl Campbell’s Third Act

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Sports Illustrated catches up with the former Houston Oilers running back, painting an affecting portrait of the Tyler Rose, who overcame substance abuse addiction in 2009. 

The Most Trusted Freshman in America

Jan 21, 2013 By Douglas Brinkley

Long before Walter Cronkite was the voice of the news, he was just a kid from Houston at the University of Texas, chasing girls, acting in school plays, and drinking cheap beer. Yet Douglas Brinkley, whose new biography of Cronkite will be released this month, argues that it was in Austin that the seeds of one of the greatest careers in American journalism were sown.

Katherine the Great

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

Indian Creek native Katherine Anne Porter is the finest author ever to come out of Texas. But only recently has her home state stopped writing her off.

Pen Pals

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

Dobie, Bedichek, and Webb were the leading Texas writers and intellectuals of their age. But as ribald raconteurs, they were ahead of their time.

The 2007 Bum Steer Awards

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

It was a year of aggrieved actors, banned boobs, Cuban commodes, DeLay denial, errant Elmo, frisky floaters, grouchy governors, hung hoopsters, immigration insensitivity, job-seeking judges, klobbered Karl, Longhorn lushes, miffed musicians, nude no-no’s, ousted Osteens, peeved passers, quarreling queens, riled Rangers, subpar sheriffs, tiny “terrorists,” unseemly URLs, vice presidential violence, wiseacre W., x-asperated x-wives, youthful yakkers, and zoo zeal.

The 1998 Bum Steer Awards

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

A year of altered antlers, bawdy broadcasters, comedian corrections, dining detectives, emancipated emus, fossilized felines, gullible Gore, hemline harassment, insatiable igniters, jazzed-up jewelry, Kay’s kennelwear, lottery loonies, metric madness, numerous nudes, 007 oenophiles, poultry protesters, questionable quizzes, revengeful revenuers, Spam slingers, tie tirades, unallowed uniforms, variant videotapers, warning! water, x-humed x-mascots, yanked Yvonne, and zodiac zombies.

Storming the Ivory Tower

Sep 30, 2012 By Paul Burka

For the past four years, a group of passionate reformers has been steadily trying to remake how higher education works in Texas—over the screams and howls of many professors and school presidents. Last year the battle came to UT. And the bombs are still flying.

General Admission

Mar 31, 2012 By Paul Burka

Will Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin help the U.S. Supreme Court decide affirmative action once and for all? Not likely, which is why it's time to let public universities make their own decision about which students to accept.

Goodbye To Y’all That

Jan 31, 2012 By Jason Cohen

Is the Texas twang disappearing? Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin's Texas English Project pretty much say: "Yup." 

UT Law Dean Asked to Resign

Dec 9, 2011 By Sonia Smith

As a compensation scandal unfolds, the University of Texas Law Dean, Larry Seger, resigned at the request of university President Bill Powers.

The Texas Football Coaching Carousel

Dec 4, 2011 By Jason Cohen

Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman marches on as gossip swirls about University of Texas’s Mack Brown’s departure and University of Houston’s Kevin Sumlin’s future.