Central Texas top stories for January 12, 2024. Windy Friday. Change of plans for MLK day celebration. Austin ISD is making progress on special education evaluation backlog. Austin ISD budget deficit. Ascension Seton and Acadia healthcare partnership. A recent report finds white nationalist groups are putting up more banners and flyers in Texas compared to other parts of the country.
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.
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.
Central Texas top stories for November 21, 2023. Gas prices low ahead of Thanksgiving travel. Homeless Strategy Office. Ascension Seton nurses to protest tomorrow. Shiloh Black Cemetery in Hutto. Texas school superintendent salaries. El Niño is expected this winter.
The Texas Education Agency is moving forward with plans to monitor problems with Austin ISD’s special education services.
What did we learn from COVID-19? We’ll talk to UT’s Lauren Ancel Meyers, who has been tapped to help the U.S. develop a plan to better tackle the next pandemic.
Texas tops the nation in oil industry deaths – but there’s more to the story once you get into the numbers.
Also: Remembering a pioneer of Tejano music, Lydia Mendoza, who earned the title of “Meadowlark of the Border.”
Hundreds of nurses are on a one-day strike in Austin, in what’s expected to be the largest nurses’ strike in Texas history.
Texans know summer heat, but these temperatures can be dangerous. A doctor shares important information on protecting yourself and others.
Residents living in colonias on the border who lack clean, safe drinking water say they’re the target of predatory practices.
And musician Amanda Shires on her new album “Loving You,” a collaboration with the the late great Bobbie Nelson.
Central Texas top stories for June 7, 2023. Ascension Seton data breach. Ozone action day today. San Marcos rezoning. Williamson County mapping floods. Free legal clinics for veterans. Austin Tejano history event.
Central Texas top stories for June 2, 2023. Nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center vote to strike. Travis County considers plan to fund and support communities displaced by gentrification. Austin Transportation Department considers reducing lanes to eliminate crashes along Barton Springs Road. Governor Abbott signs law to increase the number of Texas students taking challenging math courses. Public Utility Commission chairman resigns.
With new immigration rules and promises in increase enforcement, Joe Biden makes his first visit to the border as president. Angela Kocherga of KTEP joins us with more on president Biden’s visit to El Paso and the proposals he’s making to slow the numbers of migrants entering the U.S. without documentation. Also, as lawmakers in Texas get ready to gavel in a new session, the unprecedented pot of gold that has all concerned making out their wish lists. And could tens of thousands of central Texans lose access to one of the region’s biggest health care providers? Plus Horned Frog fever with tonight’s college football championship. All those stories and then some today on the Texas Standard:
Central Texas top stories for September 23, 2022. Liberty Hill water restrictions. Ascension Seton nurses union. School bonds forum. District 5 candidate forum. Kyle sign removal. Texas State University record enrollment. UT football. UT volleyball.