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KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 15, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 15, 2024. APD’s more hands-on approach to recruiting. Austin’s Fire Department will provide a free wildfire risk evaluation of the outside of your home and property. The Austin Public Library is looking to beef up security across its 20 branches. A new APD substation is coming to Northwest Austin. The City of Kyle is encouraging residents to use water conservation devices and participate in the city’s rebate program.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 12, 2024. The Austin City Council could adopt another record-breaking budget for 2025. APD substation plans for Williamson County. Skillpoint Alliance nonprofit is looking to address the region’s shortage of skilled manufacturing workers. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up to spend 45-million dollars on a new safety system that will direct how planes move around the Barbara Jordan Terminal. President Joe Biden will be in Austin on Monday to commemorate 60 years since the signing of the Civil Rights Act. A local theater company is partnering with the Austin Community College Drama Department to launch a new festival next month. The Willie Mae Kirk Branch of the Austin Public Library will be closed for renovations starting Saturday.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 5, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 5, 2024. Austin plans to have a labor contract with Austin Police by the end of the summer. Austin Community College is dedicating nearly 13 million dollars to helping current students get across the finish line. Austin Energy projects could impact traffic on South Lamar. Hurricane Beryl’s impact on Austin’s weather. San Marcos’ ban is not working so far. Gas prices have been holding steady heading into the long holiday weekend.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 2, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 2, 2024. Congressman Lloyd Doggett is calling on President Biden to step aside as the Democratic nominee for president. The Austin Community College Board of Trustees has signed off on a 4-point-5 percent across-the-board raise for employees. The Austin Animal Center is pausing animal intake to help ease overcrowding. The Austin Police Department may finish out 2024 with more cadets than departures in its ranks for the first time in years. The Lower Colorado River Authority is offering grants of up to 50 thousand dollars. Potential weather changes inbound.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 31, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 31, 2024. The city of Austin is looking to make flood insurance more affordable. The City of Austin is conducting a national search for its next Police Chief and wants to know resident’s opinions. A recent UT graduate is helping make a park in Round Rock more accessible for children of all abilities. Austin city leaders approved funding to enhance and expand the Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Austin Police are trying to put a dent in the number of Hyundai and Kia thefts. San Marcos storm cleanup. Chris Riley Bend. Texas Softball opens Women’s College World Series tournament with a win.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 27, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 27, 2024. Excessive Heat Warning. “FLiRT” COVID variants. APD is enforcing a DWI No Refusal Initiative. The Austin City Council is looking at raising the property tax break for seniors or people who are disabled. Austin City Council’s busy week ahead. Longhorn’s in the Women’s College World Series. Longhorn’s path to the Men’s College World Series. The Primary Runoff Election is tomorrow.

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 to form a public facility corporation. The H-E-B in Mueller is hosting a speed dating event tonight at 6:30. The final Big 12 series of the regular season begins tonight for the Texas Baseball team.  

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 14, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 14, 2024. DEI law compliance hearing. Travis County leaders took a big step today toward having a tax-rate increase election this year. The city says 40 to 50 Austin police officers assisted in making arrests at last month’s protests on the UT campus. The Leander School District has named Lucretia Rogers as its executive director of safety and security. The number of days in the Austin area with air quality considered unhealthy for sensitive groups increased to 21 last year.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 9, 2024. A man has been charged for illegally carrying a weapon during a pro-Palestinian portest at UT Austin last week. The head of the U-T System Board of Regents says divesting from Israel is “not an option.” Severe storms are possible for parts of Burnet, Travis, and Williamson counties today. The City of Austin has announced a survey to take residents’ input for the 2025 budget plan. A long-awaited hearing in a lawsuit brought by taxpayers against Central Health takes place today. Officials at ABIA want to build a new parking garage. Correction about arrests related to last week’s surge of overdoses.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 7, 2024. Hays County’s Mental Health Court. Austin Police are still trying to find the source of the opioids responsible for the recent spike in overdose cases. APD staffing update. Bastrop ISD’s food bank. Temperatures are on the rise. Austin lifeguard staffing levels. UT Austin commencement.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 7, 2024. APD arrests five suspects related to last week’s surge of overdoses. “Quiet zones” start today. Austin ISD is looking for community feedback on what to look for in a Special Education Ombudsperson. Lockhart residents could vote to bring Austin Community College to their school district. Three neighborhoods voted to be disannexed from Austin’s city limits. Georgetown ISD voters approved a $650 million bond package.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 3, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 3, 2024. UT Austin is gearing up for what could be the largest pro-Palestinian demonstration in recent weeks. APD said the outbreak of overdoses in Travis County this week is believed to have been caused primarily by crack cocaine laced with fentanyl. How should Austin Energy ensure electric reliability for its customers into the future while reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Flights from Austin to Montreal started today on Air Canada. The City of Austin is creating its own poet laureate program. Austin FC faces the Vancouver Whitecaps this weekend. The Pecan Street Festival is happening this weekend.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 2, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 2, 2024. Claims weapons were found during pro-Palestinian protests on UT Austin’s campus are not reflected in charges filed against demonstrators. Austin City Council members said they are looking more into APD’s role during the protests. This week’s outbreak of suspected drug overdoses in Austin has climbed to 79 cases. Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon in the Austin area and again overnight. Elected officials in Austin are debating changes to the city’s zoning rules. Jacob’s Well in Wimberley won’t be open for swimming this summer.

KUT Morning Newscast for April 24, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 24, 2024. A Travis County grand jury has indicted a man accused of stabbing a Palestinian-American near the UT-Austin campus earlier this year. Travis County’s “State of the County” address returns. The Austin Police Department this week switched over to a private radio system. “Quiet zones” coming to train crossings in North Austin.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 26, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 26, 2024. Hays CISD bus crash update. Austin City Manager candidate town hall. The Austin Animal Center is asking for help to reduce overcrowding. APD training update. A Travis County judge blocked the state from demanding information about trans youth from a national LGBTQ organization. UT Austin’s semiconductor program.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 7, 2024. Garza gets votes from all over Austin. Austin City Council passed another climate change resolution. Only two republican incumbents won their primary race. Prosecutors and defense attorneys made their closing arguments this afternoon in a trial of two former Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies. Austin Police have announced an extended DWI no-refusal enforcement period. Stormy weather inbound.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 28, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 28, 2024. Elevated fire risk today. Early voting ends Friday. The annual Great Texas River Cleanup is coming up this weekend. APD launched a crime data portal. NWS is offering training for volunteer ‘storm spotters.’ Longhorn sports.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 27, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 27, 2024. Local activists are asking the Department of Justice to investigate APD. Austin’s budget troubles. Latest plans for the downtown Health South development site. Dairy plant development lawsuit. Texas anti-abortion activists consider pushing for changes to the state’s IVF laws.

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.