South Texas

Keeping the Gulf Coast Strong

Read the original story here, posted on September 25, 2018. The spotted seatrout is one of the most prized targets of saltwater recreational fisheries in Texas. The sport fishing…

Texas Earthquake System Strengthens National Network

AUSTIN, Texas — Now in its fifth year of operation, the Bureau of Economic Geology’s TexNet earthquake monitoring system manages more than 150 seismic stations throughout Texas and has been integrated into the country’s national monitoring system operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). TexNet helps fill a major coverage hole in the national system, […]

Pandemic Pro Bono in January

Each year, the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Program organizes a winter break service trip to South Texas: Pro Bono in January. Due to the pandemic, students did not travel to South Texas — but the tradition went on, online.

Self-Watering Soil Could Transform Farming

AUSTIN, Texas — A new type of soil created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin can pull water from the air and distribute it to plants, potentially expanding the map of farmable land around the globe to previously inhospitable places and reducing water use in agriculture at a time of growing droughts. […]

New Dashboards Launched to Track COVID-19 Across Texas Communities

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin’s COVID-19 Modeling Consortium has launched a new online dashboard to track the spread and impact of the virus, including in hospitals across Texas, with detailed information for 22 areas. The Texas Department of State Health Services divides the state into 22 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) to […]