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July 18, 2022

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 18, 2022

By: KUT News

Central Texas afternoon headlines for July 18, 2022. Another heat advisory for Central Texas. Austin ISD proposes two new bonds, will have open board meetings. COVID infections are increasing again. Monkeypox cases, while just a few, are spreading. New MetroRail station next to soccer stadium in north Austin. Gas prices falling to under $4 a gallon.


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May 22, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 22, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 22, 2024. Families of victims of the 2022 Robb Elementary School shooting are suing the state of Texas. Del Valle ISD pay raises. Texas Lyceum poll finds support for marijuana legalization is growing in Texas. Audit finds shortfalls in Austin’s 911 call taking during periods of high demand. Wheatsville […]

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May 22, 2024

Civics 101: What’s a MUD?

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 […]

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May 22, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for May 22, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 22, 2024. Austin’s new city manager is building his team at city hall. Memorial Day Weekend traffic enforcement. Intense rainfall is becoming more frequent in Williamson County. Amber alert issued for two children last seen in Yorktown, Texas. Travis County will soon start design work to reconstruct some of […]

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May 21, 2024

Civics 101: What does a school board member do?

Even though school boards in Texas have been nonpartisan for more than a century, they have increasingly gotten swept up in political fights over things like library books and how race and gender are taught. Grappling with those issues can totally be a part of the job, but it’s just one part. As part of […]

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May 21, 2024

Civics 101: Game show meets city budget in “The Price is Right: How the City of Austin Spends Your Money”

The KUT newsroom is focusing some coverage this week on helping people better understand how government works. We are calling it “Civics 101,” and as part of our effort, we are hosting some special events to take an ever deeper dive into how things work and what our role is in a functioning democracy. One […]

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May 21, 2024

Civics 101: Who pays for highways?

Texas has a sprawling highway network with more than 200-thousand miles of lanes — almost the distance from Earth to the Moon. And those roads don’t come cheap. The Texas Department of Transportation  outspends every other state, devoting about 18-billion dollars a year to highways.  Ever wonder who foots the bill?  All this week the KUT […]

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May 21, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for May 21, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 21, 2024. UT’s Frank Erwin Center site will next host a medical center but there’s still lots of work to do. Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees approved a three percent salary increase for teachers, staff and administrators. And animal shelters in the Austin area are offering free or discounted pet […]

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May 20, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for May 20, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 20, 2024. The Austin Independent School District is still trying to make a dent in its growing budget deficit. A new initiative in Texas would help teens get better access to mental health services in their communities. And there may be a small silver lining to the big problem […]

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