Central Texas top stories for January 25, 2024. Drought conditions after heavy rains. Jacobs well started flowing again. Kate Cox will be a guest at President Biden’s State of the Union address. Austin City Council calls for more transparency in hiring. Jonestown becomes Central Texas’ latest dark sky community. McKalla station set to open in time for Austin FC’s season opener.
Central Texas top stories for January 24, 2024. Art Acevedo no longer joining city leadership. Project Lighthouse. The dangers of opioid overdoses.
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.
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.
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.
Central Texas top stories for January 22, 2024. The City of Austin is becoming the first city to provide certain childcare facilities with 100-percent property tax exemptions. New charges could be brought in Uvalde. An update on Austin’s resiliency hubs. Art Acevedo on his return to Austin. Leander to enforce additional water restrictions during pipeline repairs. Industry effect snow.
Central Texas top stories for January 19, 2024. Art Acevedo returns to Austin. How San Marcos animal shelters are navigating this weekend’s cold temperatures. Austin ISD’s superintendent finalist on facilities issues in the district. Former Austin city council member Kathy Tovo is running for Austin mayor. Texas Rangers visit Round Rock as champions. 3M Half Marathon is this Sunday. Longhorns Basketball.
People of color accounted for 95% of Texas population boom in the last decade. What does this mean for political maps? Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune helps us read between the boundary lines. Also hurricane season doesn’t end til November 30th, but is it already over for Texas? A team of Texas meteorologists with a bold prediction. And trouble for Houston’s former top cop Miami chief Art Acevedo…we’ll hear why. And the passing of a transformative force in higher education, remembering UTEP’s Diana Natalicio. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
In an arm wrestling match between Dan Patrick and Joe Strauss who wins? Wanna bet 218 billion on it? What looks like a power shift. From bathroom choice to school choice, a string of defeats for high profile bills raises a question at the capitol: who’s really in charge here? R.G. Ratcliffe of Texas Monthly with an assessment. Plus reports of crime down, way down in parts of Houston. So why does the police chief in the nation’s most diverse city say that’s bad news? Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
Oreos, Netflix, New Balance, Amazon: consumer boycotts as a proxy for the ballot box. But who’s buying it, and do they work? We’ll explore. Also he campaigned to repeal and replace Obamacare, but what would Trumpcare mean for texans? We’ll look at the range of possibilities. Plus the changing of the guard in Washington could leave a few holes in Texas politics. Who’ll fill the seats, and how. Also, did he really sell his soul to the devil? As San Antonio prepares to celebrate an iconic bluesman, a few myths get broken along the way. And the robots are coming: whose jobs will they take? Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard: