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Recent articles by Tom:

What’s next for Abbott, O’Rourke and their parties after the Texas election?

For perspective on what this means moving forward, we talked with Jim Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin. → Read More

Study: Nearsightedness getting worse in children, pandemic at fault

Austin Optometrist Dr. Denise Smith said the stream of young children coming into her office with worried parents is an alarming sign of the times. Her patients have only gotten younger and more frequent with the onset of the pandemic. → Read More

Touring the new Robert De Niro exhibit at the University of Texas

Two Hollywood A-listers will be in Austin this weekend, celebrating the acting career of Robert De Niro, and the University of Texas’ work to preserve artifacts that document it. → Read More

Round Rock ISD superintendent discusses new district police chief, teacher shortages

As the Round Rock Independent School District returns to class Wednesday, Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez is dealing with a new set of challenges unique to this school year. → Read More

Texas A&M developing technology to help farmers know when to water

Technology being developed by Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension aims to answer when to water and how much to use. → Read More

How have other countries responded to mass shootings?

As of 2018, Americans owned 393 million guns, or 1.2 guns per person, according to data gathered by the independent research project Small Arms Survey. Americans own more guns than the combined amount of guns owned by people in the other top 25 countries globally. → Read More

Don’t want to get a college degree? The University of Texas is expanding ‘micro-credential’ programs

Students can obtain these industry-recognized credentials at just a fraction of the cost of a degree. → Read More

Towering buildings further shape north Austin

If the tall towers and soccer stadium don’t catch your eye, maybe it’s the restaurants, shops or soaring home prices in north Austin. → Read More

South Congress gets greener: John Deere opens Austin location

Blacksmith John Deere created a clever steel plow 185 years ago, and now the company launched its first fully autonomous tractor this year. It’s that evolution that has convinced the iconic company with its green machines that it’s not just an agriculture company, it’s a tech company operating in the agriculture industry. → Read More

These Texas companies are pulling out of Russia — Here’s how far they’re going

The Yale list includes more than 600 companies that have pulled out of Russia and gives them letter grades on how far they’ve gone in dissolving their business in the country. → Read More

Study: Austin 2nd most overpriced housing market in US

The study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University looked at housing data from the top 100 housing markets and compared it to historical pricing information. → Read More

Texas State University women under 40 among top income earners

The survey, conducted by, ranked universities by region and scored Texas State as the sixth-best in the south. → Read More

AAA: Texas has most hail damage of any state. Here’s what is and isn’t covered

As we enter into severe weather season, AAA Texas said it’s worth remembering that not all insurance covers all weather events. → Read More

Support for Texas-based Ukrainian vodka company swells during war

As people around the United States and Europe began dumping out their Russian vodka following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, a Ukrainian vodka with headquarters in Texas saw a boom. → Read More

Propaganda, fake videos of Ukraine invasion bombard users

WASHINGTON (AP) — The messages, videos and photos flying across Twitter, Facebook and Telegram far outnumber the airstrikes raining down on Ukraine. They claim to show Russian fighter jets being shot down or Ukrainians dodging for cover in their own homes. Some are real, horrifying images of this war. Others had been lurking on the […] → Read More

Study: 3rd-grade class rank dictates first job earnings

The study tracked 3 million students from 1993 to 2008 and tracked how they performed throughout their academic careers and immediately after. → Read More

The state of Austin’s hotel industry

It’s the third-biggest industry in Austin, and it’s struggling. → Read More

Online screening company sees 225% increase in concerning incidents with Texas students

Gaggle, whose clients include Austin ISD, Round Rock ISD, and Eanes ISD, said it flagged and reported 43,000 incidents of bullying, self-harm, suicide ideations and school violence in Texas last school year, an increase of 225% over the previous school year. → Read More

Health insurance costs keep rising in Texas — here’s why

It found Texans spent more than 14.2% of the median income on premium contributions and deductibles. That added up to $9,311 in 2020. → Read More

Safehorns: 50-minute police response to shooting near UT campus ‘not surprising’

The president of the parent and community group Safehorns, which advocates for better safety at and around the University of Texas, that Longhorn students are becoming “desensitized” to crime due to its frequency near campus. → Read More