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Immigration and border security continue to top Texas voters’ lists of most important problems, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

From Texas Standard:

Monday afternoon, Kendrex J. White, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Texas, allegedly stabbed and killed Harrison Brown and wounded three others. So far there is no known motive.

UT Police Search For Motive In Student's Stabbing Spree

May 1, 2017
Illustration by Nicolas Raymond / Todd Wiseman


University of Texas at Austin police are searching for a motive for a student's on-campus stabbing spree Monday that left one other student dead and three more wounded.   

Police said they have detained junior biology major Kendrex White after they found him wielding a "large, Bowie-style hunting knife" and calmly walking around the plaza in front of Gregory Gym. By the time the officers arrived, one man lay bleeding on the ground near White, and three others were wounded down the block.

All the victims were men; all were 20 or 21 years old, police said. 

Survivors of a mass shooting at the University of Texas at Austin are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.

On Aug. 1, 1966, 25-year-old former Marine and student Charles Whitman murdered his mother and wife before climbing to the top of the University of Texas Tower with six firearms. He shot and killed 14 people.

Here & Now’s Eric Westervelt speaks with one of the survivors from that day, Forrest Preece.

Out of the Blue: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting” is Texas Standard’s oral history on the anniversary of the first public mass shooting of its kind.