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June 28, 2024

Hope in the face of struggle: a Central Texas therapist urges action when facing adversity

By: Jennifer Stayton

Another contentious and divisive political election season and another brutally hot summer may have people feeling down and even a little hopeless. But there are things we can do to counter that trajectory and even feel a little hopeful when times seem tough. KUT’s Jennifer Stayton talked recently with Central Texas neuropsychotherapist Bella J. Rockman MA, LPC, LCDC-i over Zoom about hope in the face of struggle. They started by discussing what the concept of hope even means.


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July 12, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 12, 2024. The Austin City Council could adopt another record-breaking budget for 2025. APD substation plans for Williamson County. Skillpoint Alliance nonprofit is looking to address the region’s shortage of skilled manufacturing workers. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up to spend 45-million dollars on a new safety system that […]

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July 12, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for July 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 12, 2024. The City of Austin’s proposed budget is out today, priorities include a long-term contract with the local police union. A local theater company and ACC’s Drama Department are launching a new festival to highlight children’s work. President Jose Biden’s visit may cause traffic delays on Monday. 

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July 11, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 11, 2024. What is behind the recent cooler temperatures. Austin Public Health is warning about the potential spread of the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever in Travis County. Hurricane Beryl’s impact on wildlife. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says it plans to re-open the Bartlett prison unit in Williamson […]

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July 11, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for July 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 11, 2024. Steiner Ranch finished a second evacuation route in case of an emergency. Activists in Bastrop are joining other Texas cities to try to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession. Cedar Park officials are looking at changing the city’s housing and subdivision regulations. More Longhorns than ever are participating in this […]

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July 10, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 10, 2024. Austin ISD is one step closer to building housing on one of its properties. A lawsuit to remove Travis County’s district attorney is likely to be thrown out. Federal and state officials feud over Hurricane Beryl. Seven people graduated this week from the Hays County Pretrial Diversion […]

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July 10, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for July 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 10, 2024. Officials are advising people and pets to avoid all contact with algae in the Highland Lakes. How come hurricanes rarely make it to Central Texas? The LCRA is expanding its rebate program for water conservation projects.

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July 9, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 9, 2024. Austin will spend more than $1 billion dollars to expand one of the city’s wastewater treatment plants. The fate of a historic building on UT’s campus will be decided later this month. Austin’s experience with Hurricane Beryl. Criminal justice advocates are continuing their call for Travis County […]

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July 9, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for July 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 9, 2024. In Austin, rental properties are not required to have air conditioning, but that might change. The Texas Music Museum is looking for help with storage and funding. The City of Kyle launched a survey to know its residents’ input on next year’s budget. Georgetown’s population is growing, so […]

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