History of Texas Travesty

Conceived by Kevin Butler (who subsequently became the Travesty's first editor-in-chief), the Travesty published its first web-based issue in May of 1998. In October of 1998, Kevin and his brother, Brad, who would become Travesty's second editor, Butler went before the Texas Student Publications Board to request support for their endeavor. When a motion was set forth by the Board to approve the Travesty as a provisional TSP publication, the motion passed by one vote. A year later, the TSP (now TSM Board) adopted Texas Travesty as the official humor publication of the University of Texas at Austin