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June 21, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 21, 2024

KUT News Now

By: Juan Garcia

Central Texas top stories for June 21, 2024. The Texas Medical Board has adopted a final rule intended to guide doctors in navigating the emergency medical exception to state abortion law. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking for another shot at throwing out Austin’s marijuana laws. The Austin ISD school board has adopted a budget for the next school year that includes a 78-million-dollar deficit. A former Hays County corrections officer no longer faces criminal charges in an incident in which he fatally shot a fleeing inmate. Leander is looking at using more artificial turf to cut down on the amount of water used for landscaping. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will get new baggage screening equipment soon. Austin Community College is seeing a big increase in enrollment for its upcoming semester.

June 21, 2024

Musicians, poets and artists remember the Summer of Love and Summer of Soul – and encourage us to keep them going

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By: Jennifer Stayton

A group of poets, musicians and artists is celebrating the anniversaries of the Summer of Love and Summer of Soul at an upcoming event in Austin called “A Dozen Texas Voices Swing in the Key of Summer Love.” KUT’s Jennifer Stayton asked local poet and minister Terry Dawson, poet Griselda Jane Castillo and local musician Laura Mordecai why the event is focused on the theme of love – and why now? She also got them to preview some of the poetry that will be shared at the event.

“A Dozen Texas Voices Swing in the Key of Summer Love” is June 22 at 6:00p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Austin. The event is free but reservations are requested here.

June 21, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 21, 2024

KUT News Now

By: Greta Díaz González Vázquez

Central Texas top stories for June 21, 2024. Round Rock Police made an initial arrest after deadly gunfire at the city’s Juneteenth celebration. AISD adopted a budget proposal that includes a multimillion-dollar deficit. Texas workers are expecting federal heat protections. Microchip your pet this weekend in Hays County.

June 20, 2024

Why are so many Central Texas school districts in a budget deficit?

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By: Jerry Quijano

The Austin ISD school board is expected to vote tonight to approve a budget for the next fiscal year. Like other districts throughout Central Texas, AISD is going to be millions of dollars in the hole, despite already identifying millions in spending cuts. KUT’s Becky Fogel reports on how so many districts ended up in the same budget deficit boat.

June 20, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 20, 2024

KUT News Now

By: Trey Shaar

Central Texas top stories for June 20, 2024. 17-year-old arrested in connection with deadly gunfire at Round Rock Juneteenth celebration. Austin Energy not raising pass-through fee this summer. Austin starts payments in guaranteed income program. Poll finds differing attitudes toward educational institutions based on political party. Summer solstice in Austin. 

June 20, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 20, 2024

KUT News Now

By: Greta Díaz González Vázquez

Central Texas top stories for June 20, 2024. Austin AISD Board of trustees is expected to vote on a budget proposal tonight. The Texas Medical Board will consider guidance for doctors navigating the state’s abortion laws. Teachers and staff at AISD can apply for grants, the deadline is tomorrow. The Travis County Clerk’s Office will offer free wedding ceremonies to celebrate pride month and marriage equality, here’s what you need to know. 

June 19, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 19, 2024

KUT News Now

By: Juan Garcia

Central Texas top stories for June 19, 2024. Impact of Tropical Storm Alberto. An effort by state grid operators to bolster the Texas power supply going into this summer has failed. Austin Energy wants to enroll more people in its Customer Assistance Program. Round Rock ISD has found a way to approve a balanced budget for the school year ahead despite many districts in the area facing budget deficits. Juneteenth celebrations continue in Austin today.

June 19, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 19, 2024

KUT News Now

By: Greta Díaz González Vázquez

Central Texas top stories for June 19, 2024. Heavy rain is possible today and tomorrow. Activists are asking Travis County to provide lawyers for low-income people accused of crimes. Austin is one step closer to finding a permanent police chief. Learn about Juneteenth celebrations in Austin as well as City closures for the holiday.