Topic: Texas

Ancient Lone Star Lizard Lounged in Lush, Tropical Texas

Feb. 22, 2016
Solastella cookei skull over West Texas background

Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the “Lone Star” lizard. The species offers evidence that Texas acted as a subtropical refuge during a past cooling period.

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Iranian Deal is a Tricky Story for the Texas Energy Industry

Aug. 3, 2015
Oil Rig

The agreement with Iran creates some near-term challenges for the Texas oil industry, but all-in-all, it just might lead to better news on the whole.

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TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program Authorized by State

June 22, 2015
Depiction of mole tracks after an earthquake.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation authorizing funding of $4.47 million for the TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program, an initiative led by the Bureau of Economic Geology — the State Geologic Survey of Texas — at UT Austin. 

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Faculty Experts Analyze 2015 Texas Legislative Session

May 29, 2015
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As the 2015 Texas legislative session draws to an end, experts at UT Austin offer their take on the complex issues that lawmakers confronted.

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University of Texas Welcomes TSHA Back Home to Austin

May 8, 2015
aerial-view

UT Austin is welcoming the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) back to campus, where it was founded and operated for 108 years, to support the teaching and preservation of Texas history.

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