The Alcalde


Photos and miscellanea from the Alcalde. Founded in 1913, the Alcalde (pronounced “all-call-day”) is the alumni magazine of The University of Texas at Austin. It is published six times a year and mailed to the 100,000 members of the Texas Exes.
And Now, A Brief Public Service Announcement: The latest episode of the Alcalde show premieres tonight at 8 p.m. on Longhorn Network, with a replay at 10 p.m.
Set those DVRs, folks.

And Now, A Brief Public Service Announcement: The latest episode of the Alcalde show premieres tonight at 8 p.m. on Longhorn Network, with a replay at 10 p.m.

Set those DVRs, folks.

For 46 years, Texas A&M’s yearbook was called (you guessed it!) the “Long Horn.” Check it out.

For 46 years, Texas A&M’s yearbook was called (you guessed it!) the “Long Horn.” Check it out.

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UT’s turtles take a summer vacation

Around 140 turtles were captured from the Turtle Pond north of The University of Texas at Austin Tower Monday morning for a quick summer vacation.

The turtles, ranging in size from about a foot in length to about the size of a half-dollar, were transported to a secure pond at the university’s Brackenridge Field Lab on Lake Austin Boulevard while the largest pool is drained and cleaned over the next few days.

About 15 student volunteers from the Texas History Natural Collection, the College of Natural Sciences, Professors David Hillis and Travis J. LaDuc, worked together to capture turtles in the lower pond, load them into tubs or wading pools and transport them into two trucks.

The turtles and their vegetation will return from their summer vacation in about two weeks after
University work crews drain the lower pond and remove sediment from the bottom of the pond. Crews will also provide maintenance to the pumps and remove algae and mud from the pump manifold. They also will position rocks and logs within the lower pond to provide more basking sites for the turtles.

The Turtle Ponds, which were built over the period 1934 – 1939, provide an aesthetic value to the campus, but they also are an observational research site for students of the biological sciences.

#ThrowbackThursday: Sculptor Jim Hamilton works on his study for what would be come the iconic longhorn statue outside the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at UT.The statue’s dedication was 22 years ago this September, and you can read an archived version of the story from the September/October 1992 issue of the Alcalde here: http://txex.es/1k8nBcI

#ThrowbackThursday: Sculptor Jim Hamilton works on his study for what would be come the iconic longhorn statue outside the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at UT.

The statue’s dedication was 22 years ago this September, and you can read an archived version of the story from the September/October 1992 issue of the Alcalde here: http://txex.es/1k8nBcI

Fireworks at Commencement ’13. Photo by Marsha Miller.

Fireworks at Commencement ’13. Photo by Marsha Miller.

A joyful scene from Commencement 1980 (Cactus yearbook photo).

A joyful scene from Commencement 1980 (Cactus yearbook photo).

UT Austin named “Most Desirable” College in Texas

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Most Desirable College by State

Higher education information website eCollegeFinder put together the “Most Desirable” Colleges by State list. The University of Texas at Austin placed first in Texas based on fall 2013 applications. Hook ‘em!

Read more on the Business Insider’s website.


America’s Most Wanted.