Jerry Quijano

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 2, 2023

Central Texas top stories for June 2, 2023. Nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center vote to strike. Travis County considers plan to fund and support communities displaced by gentrification. Austin Transportation Department considers reducing lanes to eliminate crashes along Barton Springs Road. Governor Abbott signs law to increase the number of Texas students taking challenging math courses. Public Utility Commission chairman resigns.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 1, 2023

Central Texas top stories for June 1, 2023. Austin will pay $88 million to end lawsuits blocking terminal expansion at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. City of Austin employees protest new work from home policy. 90-day eviction grace period ending in San Marcos. Inflation affecting Central Texas school districts as lawmakers fail to increase per student funding. Austin FC gets a win ahead of another game this weekend.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 31, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 31, 2023. Union representing Austin ISD employees upset with lack of legislative action. More folks experiencing homelessness in Williamson County. Central Texas Food Bank brings back pandemic food assistance program for summer. Austin Public Library offering new ID cards. Round Rock ISD pop-up library. Austin FC takes on Minnesota to close out May.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 30, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 30, 2023. Bill targeting so-called progressive district attorneys goes to Governor’s desk, while another bill to kill Project Connect dies at the Texas Capitol. Jacob’s Well could remain closed through the summer. Writers’ strike affecting this week’s ATX Television Festival. Free meals for all children at IDEA schools. Closures this week at Zilker Park.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 7, 2023

Central Texas top stories for April 7, 2023. Austin increasing park ranger patrols near Rainey Street trailhead. San Marcos man pleads guilty to synagogue fire. Officer indicted in Joshua Wright killing. Travis County board for low-income housing votes to sell 200-unit building. San Antonio Spurs plan to hold more games in Austin. The Verde and Black are back in action.

What’s at stake in the Texas school voucher debate

School choice and school vouchers are terms that have been thrown around quite a bit during this year’s session of the Texas Legislature, despite the fact that vouchers and other types of school choice legislation are not top of mind for Texas voters.

KUTX Takes SXSW

This week you can catch KUTX shows at Scholz Garten, SXSBreaks, Rock the Shores and the Public Radio Day Stage.

How are rising housing costs affecting Austin ISD staff?

The district conducted a survey earlier this year which found that more than half of employees who responded are spending more than 30% of their salary on housing costs. Responses show that AISD staff members are moving out of Austin to more affordable areas, taking on longer work commutes in the process.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 3, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 3, 2023. AISD to host town halls ahead of superintendent search. Pease Elementary could become an early childhood center. Austin Police officers will get a pay increase. Pflugerville closes debris drop-off site. Texas men’s and women’s basketball close out the regular season. Austin FC looks to bounce back from season opening defeat.