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.
Foam Sword Friday—the UT student pre-finals tradition—took place in front of the Tower today. Photo by morganecaridi on Instagram.

Foam Sword Friday—the UT student pre-finals tradition—took place in front of the Tower today. Photo by morganecaridi on Instagram.

The clock face of the UT Tower (taken from the observation deck).
Photo by stmontgomery on Flickr

The clock face of the UT Tower (taken from the observation deck).

Photo by stmontgomery on Flickr

"He taught me how to handle situations. He taught me how to stand up and be a man and how to hang in there when it gets bad."—Earl Campbell, on former head football coach Darrell K Royal
This photo of Darell K Royal and his team celebrating one of the coach’s three national championships appeared in the 1977 Cactus yearbook.
Royal died Nov. 6 at age 88.

"He taught me how to handle situations. He taught me how to stand up and be a man and how to hang in there when it gets bad."
—Earl Campbell, on former head football coach Darrell K Royal

This photo of Darell K Royal and his team celebrating one of the coach’s three national championships appeared in the 1977 Cactus yearbook.

Royal died Nov. 6 at age 88.

The 1940 Texas Ranger cover poked fun at Election Day. The Ranger was a campus humor publication that ran until the 1970s. Read about it and its successor, the Texas Travesty, on the Alcalde website.

The 1940 Texas Ranger cover poked fun at Election Day. The Ranger was a campus humor publication that ran until the 1970s. Read about it and its successor, the Texas Travesty, on the Alcalde website.

A student carves a #1 Texas-themed jack o’lantern at a Texas Union Halloween party in 1980 (Cactus yearbook photo).

A student carves a #1 Texas-themed jack o’lantern at a Texas Union Halloween party in 1980 (Cactus yearbook photo).

A scene from a 1983 Texas Exes football tailgate.

A scene from a 1983 Texas Exes football tailgate.

A 1929 Cactus yearbook photo of the “Campus Force” (groundskeepers). “The men take care of all the gathering of trash, planting of flowers, shrubbery, and trees, cleaning of parasites from trees, etc.”

A 1929 Cactus yearbook photo of the “Campus Force” (groundskeepers). “The men take care of all the gathering of trash, planting of flowers, shrubbery, and trees, cleaning of parasites from trees, etc.”