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Two University of Texas at Austin dorm residents tested positive for COVID-19.

Two students living in on-campus residence halls have tested positive for COVID-19, a University of Texas at Austin spokesperson confirmed Monday.

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UT started classes Wednesday for the fall semester.

With University of Texas at Austin classes beginning Wednesday, students' concerns for their safety were exacerbated when a photo and video circulated showing members of UT Greek life gathering off campus without masks or following social distancing guidelines.

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In the hills of West Austin, bordered by the Colorado River and Barton Creek, Eanes ISD schools ease back into the school year with a stockpile of student laptops and tablets and a bevy of teachers at ease with virtual learning tools.

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A petition calls on the UT System to cancel in-person classes, offer tuition cuts and provide hazard pay at the University of Texas. The pleas of UT employees, students and alumni were heard at a UT Board of Regents meeting held virtually on Thursday, less than a week before UT's in-person and online classes are set to begin on Aug. 26.

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Interim President Jay Hartzell has been named the sole finalist for the university presidency, the University of Texas System Board of Regents announced at a special meeting held via Zoom on Wednesday.

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The Longhorn football schedule as released today by the Big 12 Conference.

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The University of Texas Longhorns will start its fall 2020 football season with a match up against Texas Tech on Sept. 26, according to the new fall football schedule announced Wednesday by the Big 12 conference.

The announcement puts to rest, for now, speculation that the conference would be postponing its season until at least January, as Big 10 and Pac-12 did earlier this week. The Longhorns will play a nonconference game against UT-El Paso on Sept. 12 at the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

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Danielle was desperate for safety when she stood outside her home with Austin police for hours, trying to figure out how to get away from the man who had been abusing her.

She had nowhere safe to take her three children. All she had was a spot on a waiting list and instructions to call back every day.

"All of the shelters were so full, even surrounding Austin shelters," Danielle, now 35, recalled.

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Austin Public Health testing

Austin Public Health is expanding its free testing service to residents without symptoms due to a drop in demand as cases plateau.

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