Thousands of longhorns head back to school

Texas Longhorns fans
(AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — Thousands of longhorns are heading back to school today for the first day of classes.

Nearly 9,000 new students are expected to join the longhorn ranks this year.

The new University of Texas President, Greg Fenves, is bringing some changes this school year.

President Fenves wants to see more students engaged in addressing tough questions and problems.

As the school year gets under way, he is faced with controversial issues such as the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue which is currently on hold.

Some changes this year mean that longhorn fans can now enjoy alcoholic beverages at football games for the first time ever.

KXAN reporter Alicia Inns is reporting live this morning from UT campus. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s