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KUT Morning Newscast for February 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 23, 2024. Austin police prepare for SXSW. UT-Austin’s involvement in the moon landing. Austin ISD is trying to boost attendance to help make up for this year’s budget deficit. Leander pipeline repairs begin. WIC funding deadline.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 16, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 16, 2024. Courts are still catching up on tickets written last year during APD’s partnership with Texas DPS. A jury trial is set to start this month for two former Williamson County sheriff’s deputies. Blues on the Green is back on. Food service workers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport are asking for a raise. Hutto ISD is set to launch a new teacher apprenticeship. Longhorn teams in action this weekend.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 15, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 15, 2024. A petition to incorporate parts of Williamson County into a groundwater conservation district based out of Bell County fails. The City of Austin will spend more than $700 thousand to finalize a labor contract with Austin Police. The Austin City Council adopted a resolution to address climate change, sustainability and resiliency. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services is nearing the end of a process to re-determine Medicaid eligibility. The Pflugerville Independent School District is in the market for a new superintendent.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 1, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 1, 2024. New Austin police officers to get more money amid record-breaking departures. The Texas Attorney General is suing Austin over marijuana policies. The City of Austin is set to approve a tree trimming contract. Lower Colorado River Authority proposes new outdoor watering restrictions.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 23, 2024. Acevedo decides against joining the City of Austin. The City of Austin issues an apology to sexual assault victims for the mishandling of cases by the Austin Police Department. Light rail update. Central Health announces a new clinic. Carmen Llanes Pulido announces her mayoral run. Kyle eclipse preparations. Longhorns basketball.

Children at Risk’s annual ranking of Texas schools is out

Texas officials say they’re reassigning workers to deal with an ongoing problem of providing care for foster kids without placement.

The 2022-2023 school ratings report from Houston-based nonprofit Children at Risk sheds light on progress and problems that districts are facing statewide.

Former Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, who also had a short stint in Houston, will soon take on a new position overseeing Austin’s police department.

And a giraffe in a park in Juárez, who made headlines last year, is getting a new home.

KUT Morning Newscast for January 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 23, 2024. Flood risk. CapMetro’s on-demand transit service Pickup is struggling to stay on schedule. More reactions to Art Acevedo’s return to Austin. Texas teacher demographics. Federal hearing reveals abuse incidents in Texas foster placements.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 22, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 22, 2024. Flood advisories possible with this week’s rain. How the rain will impact drought conditions. The City of Austin will issue an apology to sexual assault victims. Reactions to the City of Austin hiring former APD chief Art Acevedo. The City of Kyle is now “storm ready.” Leander water restrictions during pipeline repairs. Austin ISD might vote on their next permanent superintendent this week.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 09, 2023

Central Texas top stories for January 09, 2023. Central Texas is expecting the coldest weather of the season next week. The City of Austin is activating its cold weather shelter operations tonight. Austin Police plan to set up an arraignment court at the downtown jail. A group in Williamson County is petitioning to have the western portion of the county join the nearby Bell County water conservation district. Del Valle ISD school board seat remains open. Longhorns men’s basketball looking for their first Big 12 conference victory of the season.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 04, 2023

Central Texas top stories for January 04, 2023. The nurses’ union at Ascension Seton Medical Center expands. Requests for advance abortion medication prescriptions went up after people learned about potential restrictions on abortion. APD has released body camera footage from a shooting at a 6th Street bar in December. Tesla expands into Hutto.

KUT Morning Newscast for January 03, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 03, 2024. Austin police are expanding its crime data dashboard. FM812 expansion plans. Holiday virus trends. Christmas tree recycling.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for December 22, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 22, 2023. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the City of Austin are ending their partnership this weekend. Texas led the country in employment growth over the last year. Texas education officials are sharing guidance on how to comply with House Bill 3.  Georgetown ISD buys land near East View High School.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for December 21, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 21, 2023. U.S. 290 widening. Pflugerville ISD hires a search firm to find the district’s next superintendent. Austin Police investigated fewer complaints from the community in 2022. Erwin Center demolition plans. Sliding collection days. Solstice sunset.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 18, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 18, 2023. Officer involved shooting on 6th street. Texas Longhorns Volleyball are back-to-back national champions. Folks living on the outskirts of a city could leave its jurisdiction. Plans for an all-inclusive park. Some much needed rain is in the forecast later this week.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 13, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 13, 2023. Update on last week’s shootings. Austin Energy upgrades its outage map. Preview of today’s Texas State Board of Education meeting. Bald Eagles sighted in Austin.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for December 12, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 12, 2023. Austin police give an update on last week’s shootings. A federal judge upholds Texas’s TikTok ban. University of Texas at Austin fires two Teaching Assistants. A member of Congress from Austin says more needs to be done to chip away at the state’s backlog of food assistance and Medicaid applications. Kyle unveils its new comprehensive plan. Gas prices fall with inflation.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for December 6, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 6, 2023. Shooting suspect in custody. Circle C residents react to the shootings. Emergency hearing in Travis County in the case of the woman suing Texas for the right to have an abortion. Longhorns Basketball.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 6, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 6, 2023. Austin ISD shooting suspect in custody. Ascension Seton nurses are on strike today. Austin City Council set to vote on HOME initiative. A fourth special legislative session has ended.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for December 4, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 4, 2023. Gas is getting pricier. Travis County DA drops charges against APD officers. Texas Children’s new women’s clinic. New EPA methane emissions rules. Integral Care looks for a new CEO. Texas Longhorns are in the College Football Playoff. Q2 stadium to host matches for Copa America. Menorah Lighting ceremonies in Austin.

KUT Morning Newscast for November 6, 2023

Central Texas top stories for November 6, 2023. I-35 Anti-expansion rally. Christopher Taylor trial continues. Low turnout for early voting. Immigration enforcement bill. Sims elementary repurposing. Longhorns stay put in rankings.