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May 10, 2023

KUT Morning Newscast for May 10, 2023

By: Nathan Stevens

Central Texas top stories for May 10, 2023. Daniel Perry’s sentencing. New energy bill in state Senate. Bonuses for Texas teachers.


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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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May 17, 2024

The City of Austin wants your input on who decides what counts as “history” and what parts of that history get protected and preserved

The City of Austin’s historic preservation plan dates back to 1981. But an effort is underway to change who participates in that planning and what gets preserved. People can give their input on a draft of the city’s new Equity-Based Preservation Plan through May 31st. KUT’s Jennifer Stayton recently talked with the city’s Planning Department […]

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May 16, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 16, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 16, 2024. The City of Austin is moving closer to getting a permanent chief for the police department. Austin is now the 11th most populous city in America. Hays County is making plans for a new park in San Marcos. The Lake Travis ISD school board voted last night […]

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May 16, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for May 16, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 16, 2024. Austin City Council could vote to reduce the amount of land needed to build a house. The City of Austin is searching for a new police chief. The City of Austin does not have enough money to finish road projects promised to voters when they approved a […]

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