Texas law starts with the assumption that a requestor is owed records within 10 days. But asking the attorney general for an opinion stops the clock and can push the agency’s response time back by a month-and-a-half — which makes the process vulnerable to manipulation by an agency seeking to run out the clock on a deadline-sensitive request.
Tag: University of Texas at Austin
Current, former Daily Texan editors oppose interim director's 'Weekly Texan' fix to budget woes
Current leaders of The Daily Texan say they cannot support a budget proposal to cut the student newspaper to a weekly, a proposal that has also been questioned by Texan alumni.
Texas student media shifts administrative hands, leaving students to question implications of the change
Oversight of the Texas Student Media at the University of Texas at Austin will shift to the Moody College of Communication after what students say were “vague” and “brief” conversations with them about the transition.
Texas student media board votes to cut staff pay, keep printing schedule
Student staff at the University of Texas’ student newspaper will take a major pay cut next year but the paper will keep its five-day-a-week printing schedule under a budget approved Friday by the Texas Student Media Board.
Daily Texan staff, alumni speak out about proposed budget cuts
Daily Texan staff and alumni are speaking out against a proposed budget cut that would cost the paper a day of printing each week to make up for declining ad sales.
Daily Texan newspaper boxes will be allowed outside journalism school
A plan that didn’t allow newspaper boxes – even for the school’s paper – in front of the University of Texas’ journalism school is going away after public pressure.
University of Texas refuses student newspaper's records request for student government e-mails
The University of Texas at Austin denied student journalists' public records requests for e-mails between student government officials, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Daily Texan Student Publications Board pushing to end mandatory prior review
The University of Texas at Austin’s Student Publications Board is awaiting a response from the Texas Board of Regents as to whether the Daily Texan will remain what many believe is the only major daily college student newspaper that is subject to prior review of its content by an adviser.
Two-year battle over access to Texas Web cameras ends
A case involving the release of records about Web cameras in University of Texas at Austin classrooms has been settled after more than two years of litigation.
U.S. Court upholds right to distribute anonymously
Officials at the University of Texas at Austin are debating whether to appeal a federal appeals court ruling that allows students to distribute pamphlets anonymously on campus, a spokesman for the Texas Attorney General's Office said.