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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

By: Jennifer Stayton

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 Program Manager Cara Bertron and two members of the working group that helped draft the plan: historian Julia Brookins and architect JuanRaymon Rubio. They talked at Austin’s Parque Zaragoza, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, about why the city’s current plan needs a reboot.


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June 21, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 21, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 21, 2024. The Texas Medical Board has adopted a final rule intended to guide doctors in navigating the emergency medical exception to state abortion law. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking for another shot at throwing out Austin’s marijuana laws. The Austin ISD school board has adopted a […]

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June 21, 2024

Musicians, poets and artists remember the Summer of Love and Summer of Soul – and encourage us to keep them going

A group of poets, musicians and artists is celebrating the anniversaries of the Summer of Love and Summer of Soul at an upcoming event in Austin called “A Dozen Texas Voices Swing in the Key of Summer Love.” KUT’s Jennifer Stayton asked local poet and minister Terry Dawson, poet Griselda Jane Castillo and local musician […]

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June 21, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 21, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 21, 2024. Round Rock Police made an initial arrest after deadly gunfire at the city’s Juneteenth celebration. AISD adopted a budget proposal that includes a multimillion-dollar deficit. Texas workers are expecting federal heat protections. Microchip your pet this weekend in Hays County.

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June 20, 2024

Why are so many Central Texas school districts in a budget deficit?

The Austin ISD school board is expected to vote tonight to approve a budget for the next fiscal year. Like other districts throughout Central Texas, AISD is going to be millions of dollars in the hole, despite already identifying millions in spending cuts. KUT’s Becky Fogel reports on how so many districts ended up in […]

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June 20, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 20, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 20, 2024. 17-year-old arrested in connection with deadly gunfire at Round Rock Juneteenth celebration. Austin Energy not raising pass-through fee this summer. Austin starts payments in guaranteed income program. Poll finds differing attitudes toward educational institutions based on political party. Summer solstice in Austin. 

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June 20, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 20, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 20, 2024. Austin AISD Board of trustees is expected to vote on a budget proposal tonight. The Texas Medical Board will consider guidance for doctors navigating the state’s abortion laws. Teachers and staff at AISD can apply for grants, the deadline is tomorrow. The Travis County Clerk’s Office will offer […]

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June 19, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 19, 2024. Impact of Tropical Storm Alberto. An effort by state grid operators to bolster the Texas power supply going into this summer has failed. Austin Energy wants to enroll more people in its Customer Assistance Program. Round Rock ISD has found a way to approve a balanced budget […]

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June 19, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for June 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 19, 2024. Heavy rain is possible today and tomorrow. Activists are asking Travis County to provide lawyers for low-income people accused of crimes. Austin is one step closer to finding a permanent police chief. Learn about Juneteenth celebrations in Austin as well as City closures for the holiday. 

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