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KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 12, 2024. Education advocates concerned about computer-grading of written responses on standardized tests. Natural gas prices go negative. ACLU sues Travis Co over arrestees lacking counsel. Activists say Austin rapid rehousing program needs improvement. Longhorn Run this weekend. Kite Fest to take over skies over Zilker Park.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 11, 2024. Austin Public Health retired COVID-19 dashboard. Austin leaders hear from public about proposed code changes intended to improve housing affordability. High passenger traffic at Austin airport starting to ease up a bit. UT Austin student DEI opponents misunderstand its goals. San Marcos raising parking fines.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 10, 2024. Austin mayor announces run for reelection. LCRA plans additional gas-powered electricity generator near San Marcos. Lake Travis parent sues school district over bullying finding. Kyle Police now accepting online incident reporting. Broadband providers adding standardized labels for comparison shopping. Austin career expo tomorrow. Georgetown asking public to join legislative priorities task force. Texas softball back at it.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 9, 2024. Severe weather possible in Central Texas tonight. Texas leads U.S. in renewable energy generation, but not integration. CAIR Austin wants alleged attack on student investigated as hate crime. Travis Co says preparations for eclipse, and less than ideal weather, helped things go smoothly. Round Rock ISD says attendance down on eclipse day.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 8, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 8, 2024. Severe weather possible in Central Texas tonight through Wednesday. Central Texans catch a break from breaks in the clouds during total solar eclipse. Folks travel to Hill Country from far and near to experience totality. Austin-area kids learn about, experience eclipse at school. Mobile mammogram service returns to Austin area.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 5, 2024 

Central Texas top stories for April 5, 2024. Watching the weather forecast for Monday. Eclipse to affect Texas solar power Monday, but no grid concerns. Teacher injured in deadly school bus crash sues truck driver, company. Cap 10k to close roads this weekend. All-abilities job fair. Petition calls for creation of Austin Poet Laureate. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 21, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 21, 2024. Even areas cities outside path of totality preparing for eclipse influx. Texas Medical Board to consider exception to abortion law. Loan from TxDOT could help pay for I-35 caps. Austin buys land for affordable housing. Austin looking at changes to food truck inspection process. Manufacturing facility coming to Williamson. Texas begins NCAA Tournament. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 20, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 20, 2024. Chance of severe weather starting late tonight. Texas schools endowment pulls out of investment firm over climate policy. Gas prices rise again. Austin Police watching court battle over arresting migrants. Austin school getting safety upgrades. Free tax filing available in Texas. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 19, 2024. Austin may call bond election for covering stretch of I-35. Experts expect more childcare facility closures. Gas prices up sharply overnight. Austin Energy carbon neutral plan facing obstacles. Citations up in Leander as water line gets repairs. Texas State sticking with test-optional admissions. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 18, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 18, 2024. Texas AG suit over Project Connect funding threatens rail plans. Gas prices may be leveling off. Austin area man to federal prison over bomb-making materials. Some Travis parks still have room for eclipse reservations. Next storm chances for Austin area mid-week. Texas Women Number 1 seed in NCAA Tournament. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 1, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 1, 2024. Last day of Early Voting, some polling places open late. Austin to start interviewing city manager applicants. UT students grappling with Texas DEI ban. Local trails close ahead of golden-cheeked warblers’ arrival. Warm weekend ahead, rain chances next week. Texas women’s basketball at home tomorrow night. Austin FC on the road this weekend.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 9, 2024. Leaked Zoom call raises eyebrows with mention of Austin City Manager salary. Austin ISD speech therapists call for higher pay. On and off rain this weekend. Hays Co moves toward creating behavioral health program. ACC offering tax prep help. Austin Chronicle moves house, sells stuff.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 8, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 8, 2024. Continued drop in Austin-area rent prices. UIL changes which local schools compete against each other. Williamson Co expands emergency assistance for veterans. Gas prices trending lower. Drought status improve in eastern parts of Central Texas.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 7, 2024. Austin opening apartment complex for formerly homeless. Plan to spend millions on consultant to look into homeless services criticized. Current and former UT students face punishment after protest. New light rail plan would spare Dirty Martin’s. Mental health diversion center plan moving ahead. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 6, 2024. Texas tries to get big private-sector money to build more natural gas power plants. Austin Police investigating stabbing as “bias-motivated incident”. Austin airport closes one of three TSA checkpoints. ‘Horns face another ranked opponent tonight. H-E-B tops in customer satisfaction. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 5, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 5, 2024. How to register to vote on this last day ahead of the upcoming primary elections. How to re-register if your address or name has changed. One name on many parties’ primary ballots for State Board of Education. Finding parkland to replace land TxDOT is seizing for I-35 expansion. Public still weighing in on San Marcos long-term planning.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 2, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 2, 2024. Austin extends incentives to retain police officers, who are still without a contract. January was Austin’s coldest in 17 years. Austin asks what people think about fewer car lanes on Barton Springs Rd. Texas State University offering students Naloxone. Voter registration events this weekend ahead of primary elections. Austin musicians up for a GRAMMY this weekend may not be what you expect.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 26, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 26, 2024. Many find rent in Austin unaffordable, but it’s getting a little better. Austin ISD officially gives interim superintendent the job. Central Texas bird counts show declining numbers. Opponents of planned Hill Country concert venue expected to gather. This week’s fog explained. CapMetro’s new Pickup zone.