KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 6, 2024. Allergens in Austin. The City of Austin is revisiting negotiations with Austin’s police union. Texas State Board of Education district 10 runoff. Hand counting mail-in ballots in the March 5th primary election. Eanes ISD swears in the first crop of officers in the district’s police department. Swimming safety for kids. Longhorn softball.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for December 19, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 19, 2023. Lower property taxes in Travis County. New chair of the Texas State Board of Education. CapMetro offers free two-year bus passes. New elections administrator for Williamson County. Travis County Sheriff’s Office turns to social media to find recruits. It’s allergy season.

Everything you need to know about cedar fever

Arguments are set for today in a challenge to Texas’ near-total abortion ban. Eleanor Klibanoff of the Texas Tribune with more about a major abortion case before the state Supreme Court.

A securities case before the U.S. Supreme Court could destroy the U.S. government, according to some critics. We’ll try to sort the hyperbole from the facts.

A Texas-based international relations expert weighs in with more on the extended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

They call it cedar fever season – only there’s no fever, and for some, the suffering lasts more than a season. Top tips for dealing with a Texas scourge.

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KUT Morning Newscast for July 6, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 6, 2023. Major building developments halted downtown. Saharan dust on its way. New police officers for Lake Travis ISD

Dozens of migrants killed in Juárez fire

A deadly fire burned through a migrant processing facility in Ciudad Juárez, just across the border from El Paso – we’ll hear the latest on the catastrophe that claimed the lives of dozens of people.

Green energy firms are scrambling to snap up federal dollars, but first they need to know what “made in America” really means.

And after the pandemic caused a “she-cession,” the Dallas Fed reports that women entrepreneurs are bouncing back.

Bless You

It’s the season for sneezin’ — and that was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.


For many folks around Texas, allergies are a year-round problem. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is for them.


It’s that time of year when just breathing can be challenging in Texas. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Texas Standard: October 24, 2016

Your child is cured! A blistering report shows how Texas kids needing special education are getting turned away by state policies. Plus, what’s it gonna be Texas, Clinton or Trump? As polls across Texas open for early voting, what you need to be carrying…and what you need to leave back home. Also why is Texas a so-called red state, anyway? We’ll explore. And when it comes to the polls, there is a silent majority in Texas…one that can be proven by doing the math. When it comes to flexing their political muscle, what’s holding them back? All those stories and we’re just getting started, no matter where you are, it’s Texas Standard time:


Ah, it’s the best time of the year. The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and…the pollen is high.

That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo by Sean Petrie.

KUT Weekend – April 4, 2014

Shooting at Fort Hood….Republican women defend their party….helping kids deal with food allergies at school. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!