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    SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Slack Digital HQ Experience

SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Slack Digital HQ Experience

AUSTIN, Texas — South by Southwest attendees made their way to the corner of 3rd Street and Congress Avenue for the Slack Digital HQ Experience, which concluded Wednesday after a five-day run. The pop-up event had a mystery prize game, a photo opportunity, colorful seating arrangements and refreshments for attendees.  Featured Image: Attendees of the Slack Digital HQ Experience sit on inflatable chairs on March 15, 2022. Photo by John

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    SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Monday of SXSW week brings Amazon event, world premiere, comedy and more

SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Monday of SXSW week brings Amazon event, world premiere, comedy and more

AUSTIN, Texas — Festival-goers took over Downtown Austin Monday for South by Southwest, a 10-day annual festival that celebrates the tech, film and music industries. Monday’s festivities consisted of dozens of programs, including the last day of the Superheroes & Superstars Experience, the world premiere of “Bodies Bodies Bodies” and a continuation of the comedy festival with a show featuring The Kids in the Hall. The Superheroes & Superstars experience

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    TEXFest celebrates Texas Independence Day

TEXFest celebrates Texas Independence Day

Carrollton hosted its annual TEXFest in its Historic Downtown on Saturday, March 5. The event was held to celebrate Texas Independence Day which takes place on March 2. Festivities lasted from 3 to 9 p.m. and featured longhorns available to ride for pictures, extra-large corn hole and fake cattle to rope. The event also included live music from Adler and Hearne, Texas High Road, Alex Aguilar and Big City Outlaws.

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    Students, faculty protest President Smatresk’s response to recent events involving trans community

Students, faculty protest President Smatresk’s response to recent events involving trans community

Editor’s note: This story is a collaborative effort from a team of 30 North Texas Daily reporters and photographers. The contributors’ names are listed at the bottom of the story. Students gathered outside the Hurley Administration Building this afternoon to protest and display dissatisfaction of university President Neal Smatresk’s response to recent events on campus.  “[Smatresk] either needs to stand with us or we need a new president of UNT,” said Tara Olson,

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    Protect Trans Kids protest and other March 2 activity on campus

Protect Trans Kids protest and other March 2 activity on campus

A protest in response to the Young Conservatives of Texas’ “Criminalize Child Transitions” event took place on Wednesday outside of Curry Hall. The event started at 7 p.m. and hosted Texas House candidate Jeff Younger. Protesters stood outside the building holding signs and chanting their displeasure at Younger’s presence on campus. Younger left the meeting with a police escort who reportedly struck a protester while leaving the scene. The protester was

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    ACL Fest returns to Austin after COVID-19-driven hiatus

ACL Fest returns to Austin after COVID-19-driven hiatus

With vaccine cards or negative COVID-19 tests in hand and masks secured over their faces, 75,000 festival-goers flocked to Zilker Park each day this weekend for Weekend Two of the 20th annual Austin City Limits Festival. Across two weekends, eight stages and more than 130 bands, fans saw three days of performances from the lineup, headlined by George Strait, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Rüfüs Du Sol, Tyler, the Creator and

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    Coalition hosts abortion justice rally, aims to mobilize community

Coalition hosts abortion justice rally, aims to mobilize community

Organized by a coalition with Direct Action for a Change, more than 500 people gathered on the Courthouse-on-the-Square’s lawn Saturday to protest and march against Texas’s new abortion law. In the wake of a long history of law changes and court cases, locals from across North Texas joined forces in Denton to fight for reproductive rights. Aug. 26, 1970. New York City. In the middle of rush hour with arms

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    How North Texas contributed to the Black Lives Matter Movement

How North Texas contributed to the Black Lives Matter Movement

The death of George Floyd has sparked more demonstrations within the Black Lives Matter Movement. Texas, along with the rest of the world, took to the streets to protest police brutality since his death. As peaceful protests continue, those in attendance observe social distancing, wearing masks and provided aid for those in need, as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Texas. Protesters also run the risk of being identified and

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Empty in the heart of Texas

PHOTO GALLERY: Empty in the heart of Texas

The North Texas Daily documented different places around Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic as shelter-in-place orders are in effect. As of 8 p.m. March 31, Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Travis and Bexar are the top five counties with the most COVID-19 cases, with Denton County among the top ten. As many counties around Texas extend their shelter-in-place orders, popular tourist locations and usually-busy streets are empty for the time being. Illustration

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    Students protest ICE at the UNT Library Mall on Wednesday

Students protest ICE at the UNT Library Mall on Wednesday

Students filled the UNT Library Mall in protest of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on Oct. 9. The protest was held by the UNT College Democrats and the UNT Immigration Working Group in order to show their disapproval for ICE’s “brutality against undocumented families and anyone they think looks like an undocumented person,” according to a UNT Democrats tweet.

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