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May 23, 2024

Civics 101: Taking the temperature of Texans

By: Ben Philpott

All this week the KUT News team is working on stories that explain how some of our local governments and systems work. We’re calling the series Civics 101. But for next story we’re going to move away from explaining how something works and focus on what people are thinking. KUT’s Jerry Quijano talked with Nathaniel Wright from the Texas Lyceum about the group’s annual poll that tries to gauge where Texans stand on a number of issues.


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June 14, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 14, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 14, 2024. Texas elementary & middle school students are still struggling with math proficiency. Ascension malware attack is still impacting marketplace health insurance plans offered by the hospital system. Few people are getting tickets for blocking “the box.” Tomorrow is Election Day in Leander. Austin-born artist Suzy González is […]

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June 14, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 14, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 14, 2024. More and more people are putting their homes for sale in Austin. A new voluntary conservation program from Austin Energy has the goal to save money as much as electricity. An invasive beetle species has been making its way south toward the Austin area. Juneteenth celebrations start today.

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June 13, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 13, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 13, 2024. The Texas power grid is getting new reliability standards. There’s new information about the evidence tampering case against former Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody. The Texas Education Agency has released standardized testing results that show high schoolers’ proficiency in math has not rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. A […]

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June 13, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 13, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 13, 2024. KUT’s Luz Moreno Lozano in conversation with Austin’s new city manager, T.C. Broandax. Governor Greg Abbott appoints first judges to a new appeals court for lawsuits against the state. Swimming lessons will be available at Austin’s pools over the summer.

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June 12, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 12, 2024. Ascension hospital system believes some patient data may have been affected by last month’s ransomware attack. State lawmakers met for a second time this week to talk about the future of the Texas power grid. Summer meal programs in Austin. A Travis County Judge has dismissed a […]

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June 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 12, 2024. A man who allegedly killed six and left three others injured in San Antonio and Austin in 2023 will face capital murder in Bexar County. A Texas Senate committee meets today to talk about what can be done to bolster the state power grid. Learn more about how you […]

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June 11, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 11, 2024. Austin Water is likely to increase rates in 2025. How to stay cool in San Marcos as the temperatures rise. There are more than 13-hundred pets at Austin’s animal shelter still in need of forever homes. The City of Georgetown is looking to cut down the amount […]

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June 11, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 11, 2024 

Central Texas top stories for June 11, 2024. Texas Health and Human Services Commission is under pressure to comply with federal SNAP requirements. Low water levels in Lake Travis might make it difficult to draw water from the lake this summer. An asphalt cooling program is about to get started in Southeast Austin. Texas ranked 43rd […]

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