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May 22, 2024

Civics 101: What’s a MUD?

By: Ben Philpott

How do you get water in your home? For many of you, it’s from Austin. The city owns and runs its own water system. But if you live outside the City limits, you’re probably getting it from what’s called a MUD.

All this week, the KUT newsroom is focusing our coverage on stories that help explain how some of our local government and other systems work for our Civics 101 series. This morning, KUT’s Kailey Hunt is talking about MUDs and why you should care about them.


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June 17, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 17, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 17, 2024. Police in Round Rock have released the names of two people killed by gunfire during the city’s Juneteenth celebration over the weekend. A trial to determine the fate of Austin’s planned light rail system. Thunderstorm chances this week. Another bat species in Texas has tested positive for […]

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June 17, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 17, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 17, 2024. A shooting at the Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock left two dead and 14 injured, police are asking for any information on the suspect. STAAR results show Texas students are struggling with math proficiency. A highly anticipated trial that could determine whether Austin can build a 10-mile light-rail […]

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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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