University of Texas

Farmers Flight!

Oct 31, 2011 By Paul Burka

Texas A&M’s announcement that it was bolting the Big 12 for the SEC signaled the end of a passionate rivalry with the University of Texas that has defined the two schools for more than a century. But what does the end of Aggies versus Longhorns mean for the rest of us?

SECession?

Aug 31, 2011 By Jason Cohen

Texas A&M is fixin' to get out of the Big 12. Good news for Texas?

Perry, politics, and football [updated]

Aug 14, 2011 By Paul Burka

Texas A&M’s move to the Southeast Conference is not just about football. It is also about politics. It is a way for Perry to validate himself as a southerner. In one bold move–and don’t think for a moment that Perry didn’t orchestrate this–Perry has used A&M to leverage himself into…

Fear Less

Mar 31, 2010 By Katy Vine

Can new research predict which soldiers will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder—and which won’t?

Hook’d

Mar 1, 2010 By John Spong

The Longhorns may have lost the BCS National Championship on the hallowed field of the Rose Bowl, but they gained something almost as important: a long-lost fan.

Taking a chancellor

Dec 12, 2008 By Paul Burka

The search for a successor to Mark Yudof as UT chancellor has become a heated high-stakes political battle. The two top choices are former state senator John Montford, who has served as chancellor of the Texas Tech system and more recently has been an executive with AT&T, and Dr. Francisco…

Bum Steer Awards 2002

Jan 1, 2002 By Texas Monthly

A year of avaricious Aggies, banned boogers, chagrined cheerleaders, dotty dwellings, expletive-deleted Enron, famous fugitives, Germanic goofs, horny highways, icky insects, judicial jests, kooky kidnappers, look-alike logos, misguided Mavericks, news-making nuts, ousted Osamas, problematic pachyderms, quirky quarterbacks, rampaging rats, scary skunks, tetrahydrocannibinol-filled tacos, unhealthy urbanites, volleyball vamps, wayward W's, x-rated x-hibitionists, young yahoos, and zany Zeta-Jones.

He Told Us So

Dec 1, 1998 By johnbjudis

University of Texas economist Jamie Galbraith used to get laughed at when he preached the gospel of full employment. No one’s laughing anymore.

Running Right

Sep 30, 1998 By Jason Cohen

Forget about the hair (and the tattoos). Ricky Williams has his head screwed on straight, which is why he’s still playing football at the University of Texas.

Greg Germann

Apr 1, 1998 By Brian D. Sweany

My dad teaches theater at Southern University in Baton Rouge now, but we lived in Austin for a while when he worked on his master’s degree at the University of Texas. He directed plays on campus and also wrote children’s plays that were performed there and in Houston. When I…

Robert Benton

Mar 1, 1998 By Brian D. Sweany

We moved to Waxahachie in the early forties, when I was about ten years old. I was a seriously dyslexic child, and no one quite knew what dyslexia was in those days. People just thought I wasn’t too swift. And my way out of it was drawing. It was something…

Israel Hernandez

Jun 30, 1997 By Erin Gromen

Officially, Israel Hernandez is an aide to George W. Bush, but the 26-year-old is used to hearing all sorts of less-than-glamorous descriptions of his job, such as professional schlepper and purse carrier. But while it’s true he totes around the black canvas bag containing the governor’s stuff—personal numbers, signature cards,…

Stephen Herek

Jan 1, 1997 By Renee Boensch

I went to the University of Texas at Austin to play baseball. In high school I wanted to be a pro baseball player, and I never really thought about movies outside of taking dates to them and stuff like that. And when I tried to walk on to the UT…

War Stories

Jan 1, 1997 By Jordan Mackay

Mexico’s recent political unrest is the subject of a new CD-ROM from the University of Texas at Austin’s Advanced Communications Technology Laboratory, or ACTlab. The Revolution Will Be Digitized uses video, animation, art, and music to dress up an academic analysis of the Zapatista rebel movement. Due out this spring,…

Peri, Trouper

Sep 30, 1996 By Ellise Pierce

Waco, Houston, Dallas, Austin, London, New York, Hollywood: Peri Gilpin was all over the map before finding stardom on NBC�s hit sitcom Frasier.

A Whitman Sampler

Aug 31, 1996 By Joe Holley

Thirty years later, the legacy of Charles Whitman’s shooting spree at the University of Texas still towers above us.

The Tort Tax

May 31, 1996 By Paul Burka

No high diving boards at public pools. No cameras in operating rooms. All this and more, thanks to lawyers.

Bad Air Days

Apr 1, 1995 By Robert Bryce

Pollution from Mexico is already plaguing West Texas—and it's only going to get worse.

No Limits

Feb 1, 1995 By Jan Reid

For twenty seasons Austin City Limits has been the elite soundstage of American popular music. And it keeps getting better.