Topic: Jim Nicar

Tower Shines for Texas Independence Day

March 2, 2015
Tower Shines for Texas Independence Day

The Tower will shine with entirely orange lights March 2 in recognition of Texas Independence Day.

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The Truth About Bevo and 9 More UT Facts

Oct. 7, 2013
The Truth About Bevo and 9 More UT Facts

In honor of the inaugural Longhorn Traditions Week, learn about the greatest UT legends.

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Moonlight Prowl sets off on 500th tour

Nov. 3, 2011
Friday, Nov. 4 marks the 500th Moonlight Prowl campus tour. More than 33,000 people have attended the Moonlight Prowl tours

More than 33,000 people have been enchanted by the Moonlight Prowl campus tour. Jim Nicar, director of the UT Heritage Society and Moonlight Prowl tour guide, reflects on the tour's humble beginning in recognition of the 500th Moonlight Prowl on Nov. 4.

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Nine pounds of wool and grommets

July 1, 2011
The university's service flag made during World War I.

A 93-year-old service flag from World War I was recently uncovered in university archives. Read the story behind this precious piece of UT history.

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Texas takes a holiday

March 2, 2011
Texas flags fly in front of the Tower.

Learn the story of how Texas Independence Day came to The University of Texas at Austin -- cheering and cannon fire included.

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