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12:04 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Burn Ban Busts Aggie Bonfire Again

The Aggie bonfire in 2005
Photo by mikel_duke http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikelduke/

Chalk up another casualty of the Texas drought: Texas A&M University’s annual student bonfire was called off because of a burn ban in Robertson County. It’s the second year in a row that Aggie students havehad to cancel the towering 45 foot inferno.

“We’ve been under severe drought conditions now for a year,” Michelle Haver, a court coordinator for the Robertson county judge, told StateImpact Texas a joint reporting project of KUT and NPR.

As the bonfire’s website explains, the stack site will be open to visitors, but “under no circumstances” will they start a fire.

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Sunday Roundup
10:05 am
Sun November 13, 2011

Sunday Roundup, November 13, 2011

Supporters felt much better about Texas Governor Rick Perry's performance in last night's South Carolina GOP presidential debate.
Photo by Ben Philpott for KUT News

The Perry campaign has a good night in South Carolina...The Longhorns have a bad day in Missouri...Formula One's boss wonders aloud whether there will ever be a race day in Austin.

Perry Picks Up Debate Pieces

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News Brief
6:06 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Top Morning Stories November 7, 2011

The Texas Longhorns moved up in the latest college football polls after a win against Texas Tech over the weekend.
Photo by Teresa Vieira for KUT News.

Horns Move up in College Football Rankings

Texas has moved up in college football rankings after stomping Texas Tech Saturday. The Horns started the weekend unranked, and ended at 21 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. Texas is ranked 16th in the latest BCS Standings.

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Sports
1:40 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Watching UT-Kansas This Weekend? Good Luck.

U.T. hosts Kansas this weekend in college football. But watching it on TV won't be an option for many Austinites. Time Warner Cable and ESPN continue to negotiate over the Longhorn Network.
Photo by KUT News

CORRECTION:  LonghornNetwork.com does not carry live sporting events, as reported earlier.

Watching this weekend's Texas-Kansas football game won't be easy, if you're not at the stadium Saturday night.

The game will be televised on the Longhorn Network. That cable channel, a joint venture between U.T. and ESPN, is still not available to subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Austin's largest cable provider.

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News Brief
7:20 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Top Morning Stories October 17, 2011

This week is Native Texas Plant Week.
Photo by Callie Hernandez for KUT News

Possible Austin Energy Rate Hikes

The Electric Utility Commission of Austin will meet this evening at six to discuss Austin Energy’s proposed rate hikes from August. Members of the public are invited to speak at tonight’s meeting. The event will be held at Town Lake Center on Barton Springs Road. There will be an additional special-called meeting this Thursday. Read KUT's report on the proposed rate changes.

Bastrop Relief Concert

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News Brief
6:35 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Top Morning Stories October 10, 2011

The Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin just announced its acquisition of Nobel-prize winning author J.M. Coetzee's archives.
Photo by KUT News.

Ransom Center Acquires Coetzee Archive

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of Nobel-prize winning author J. M. Coetzee. Coetzee was born in South Africa, but received a Ph.D. in English, linguistics and Germanic languages from UT in 1969. He taught at the university briefly in 1995 in the Michener Center for Writers. Coetzee came to UT to speak at the 100th anniversary of the Graduate School in May 2010. A video of his speech can be found here. The archive contains documents and materials spanning more than fifty years.

Bastrop Town Hall Meeting

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Texas
9:22 am
Sun October 9, 2011

Sunday Morning Roundup for October 9

Good news: It's raining. Bad news: It may be too much rain for extremely dry ground. A Flash Flood Watch remain in effect over Central Texas until 6:00 tonight.
Image courtesy National Weather Service

The broken heat records, the endless months of dry weather are gone...at least for today.

Flash Flood Watch for Central Texas

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News Brief
7:40 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Top Morning Stories October 7, 2011

Protesters gathered outside of City Hall last night as part of the Occupy Austin event.
Photo by Lizzie Chen for KUT News

No Arrests at Occupy Austin

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News Brief
8:31 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Top Morning Stories October 6, 2011

Flames from the Old Potato Fire in Bastrop County on Tuesday.
Photo by Matt Largey for KUT News

Garrett Gilbert to Transfer

Garrett Gilbert has been released from his UT athletics scholarship. This leaves the former Longhorn starting quarter back free to transfer. Gilbert has not announced where he will go, but says he will finish this semester at UT while he makes his decision.

Some Bastrop Evacuees Return Home

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News Brief
5:32 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Top Morning Stories October 3, 2011

The Texas Longhorn football team has taken a big leap in the football polls following a victory against Iowa State over the weekend.

Texas Longhorns Jump Up In Polls

The Texas Longhorns moved up several spots in the major college football polls after beating Iowa State 37-14 Saturday night. Texas is now ranked 11th in the AP poll and 10th in the USA Today coaches' poll. The Horns had been ranked 17th in both polls. 

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Sports
11:14 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Texas Beats - Nobody - for 2005 National Title

UT's amazing win in the Rose Bowl stands - it just officially came without an opponent.
Photo by KUT News

When a school's sports team is put on probation by the NCAA, they usually have to forfeit victories for the season the rules violation took place. This leads to funny looking historical records in a school's sports media guide.

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Sports
4:25 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Tower to Glow Orange for Women's Golf

UT's Tower will take on an orange glow to celebrate the women's golf team's Big-12 Championship
Photo by KUT News.

The University of Texas tower will be orange tomorrow night, in celebration of another Big-12 conference championship for the school.

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Sports
4:47 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

24-7 Longhorns, Coming To A TV Near You

Photo by KUT News

The University of Texas and sports programming giant ESPN have struck a deal that will create a 24-hour TV network that's all UT, all the time.  The network will include more than just sports.

ESPN will pay the university $300 million over the next 20 years in exchange for the rights to provide programming for the cable network.  In addition to sports, the network will air some academic and cultural programming - like musical performances - that originate on the UT campus. 

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News Brief
5:24 am
Tue January 18, 2011

Top Morning Stories January 18, 2011

Governor Rick Perry will be sworn-in to a third full term in office Tuesday.
Photo by KUT News

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Sports
11:51 am
Mon January 10, 2011

2011 Coaching Staff Fleshing Out for 'Horns

Harsin Will Effectively Take Over the Longhorn Offense.
Boise State Publicity

At a news conference set for noon today, Mack Brown will announce that former Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin and current UT running backs coach Major Applewhite will share offensive coordinator duties for the Horns next year.  Harsin will take over play-calling duties.

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Sports
5:50 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Diaz Is New D-Coordinator

Manny Diaz is the third coach hired this year as the Longhorns rebuild their staff
Mississippi State Media Relations

The University confirmed late Wednesday evening that Manny Diaz will take over as defensive coordinator for the Texas Longhorns.  Diaz is leaving the same post at Mississippi State.  Diaz was in Austin yesterday with his wife interviewing for the position. 

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Sports
3:03 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Report: Wisconsin's Chryst Offered Offensive Coordinator Job

Paul Chryst Has Been Offered the Offensive Coordinator Posiion at UT
Nick Ut ASSOCIATED PRESS

According to published reports from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and others, current University of Wisconsin offensive coordinator, Paul Chryst, has been offered the same position at Texas. 

The 45 year-old Wisconsin native and UW graduate would reportedly receive a steep salary increase if he joins the UT coaching staff.  Mack Brown and Texas are reportedly able to offer $1 million.  Chryst’s current annual compensation package is $361,094.

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Sports
10:02 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Longhorns Hire New O-Line Coach

Steve Adazzio is reported to be the next offensive line coach at UT
Photo Courtesy of the University of Florida

The job of rebuilding the Texas Longhorns' football coaching staff may be getting underway.

Chip Brown of orangebloods.com is reporting that former Florida offensive line coach Steve Addazzio has been hired as the Longhorns’ new offensive line coach.  Addazzio would take over for Mac McWhorter, who retired on December 6th.

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Sports
2:47 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

Sources: Austin Headed to Austin

UT's Mack Brown appears to have chosen a new defensive coordinator
Photo by KUT News

Multiple sources have indicated to orangebloods.com as well as hookem.com that former University of Florida football defensive coordinator, Teryl Austin, will take over the recently vacated defensive coordinator position at UT.  If hired, Austin would take over for Will Muschamp, who accepted the head coach position at the University of Florida on Saturday.

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News Brief
6:06 am
Tue December 7, 2010

Top Morning Stories December 7, 2010

The Associated Press reports a mental evaluation is scheduled for Army Major Nidal Hasan this week; it could happen today.
Sketch courtesy of Pat Lopez.

Mental Exam Scheduled for Hasan

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