Central Texas top stories for December 29, 2023. New Year’s Eve is a busy night for the sobering center. Christmas Bird Count. Longhorns are in New Orleans ahead of their first NCAA College Football Playoff appearance. Last games of the year for the Longhorn basketball teams. “Guardrail damage ahead” signs explained.
No matter the season, the iconic Austin dive bar off Justin Lane is filled with snow globes, Christmas trees and strings of red and green lights. But the story behind how this decor came to be is always changing.
Central Texas top stories for June 14, 2023. Heat advisory extended. Free rides to cooling centers. Childcare access report. Austin building code changes. Pollinator week. Flies in Austin.
The Texas Legislature’s regular session is nearing an end. While some of the laws passed during these sessions are crucial to keep the state running, other laws have been a little more interesting.
In a city with a reputation as being young, we got a question about where all of Austin’s older people are.
There’s the Moody College of Communication at UT, the Moody Rooftop at the Contemporary Austin, Moody Hall at St. Edwards University, Moody Bank, the Moody Pavilions at Laguna Gloria, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, and Moody Center. It can be a little confusing.
The process can leave him feeling “beat up,” but he still gets the thrill he felt when he painted for the first time after an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Plastic in the U.S. is largely going unrecycled, but the city says that’s not so for the plastic we put in the blue bins.
Two-stepping originated from foxtrot and has been danced to country music in dancehalls around Austin for ages. Influenced by other music genres played in the region, people here have put their own spin on it.
KUT listeners Allyson Lipkin and Cristopher Juarez wanted to know why people in Austin and San Antonio dance the two-step differently than folks in the rest of Texas and the U.S. So, they reached out to KUT’s ATXplained project.
One of the oldest homes still standing in Austin was once known as The Chateau. Its residents hosted legendary parties that were often safe spaces for gay people in the 1960s and ‘70s. Today, the home is boarded up — but there’s a new effort brewing to ensure it’s preserved.
How much confidence do you have in state government? The first post-election survey is out with a message for Texas lawmakers. We’ll have details. Other stories we’re tracking: In North Texas, reaction to the manslaughter conviction of a former Fort Worth Police officer charged with murder in the killing of Atatiana Jefferson. And why did the Texas Attorney General request gender change data from Texas drivers license records? Plus they are the champions Texas sweeps Louisville to take the NCAA Volleyball title. Also the legislative bills that seem to be going nowhere fast: why file them in the first place? Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
Does it make any sense to live in a dark-colored house in a state like Texas? We ask experts whether these homes are less energy efficient.
The Pinnacle building in Oak Hill was intended to be an office tower, but then the economy tanked and it was sold to Austin Community College.
KUT’s Andrew Weber and John Aielli discuss how to conduct yourself at ATXplained Live! or any other in-person concert event.
KUT’s Andrew Weber poses “unanswerable” ATXPlained questions for KUTX’s John Aielli to answer. Like, “Why does Austin have such beef with California?”
KUT’s Andrew Weber poses “unanswerable” ATXPlained questions for KUTX’s John Aielli to answer. Like, “What’s up with the ladybug invasions that occur in some homes?”
We’re bringing our show back to the stage next month at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin.
Tickets available now at austintheatre.org
Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? But is any of it real?
KUT’s Skye Seipp tries to find the X.
We first met Yorkie Louie in 2020. Now, he’s leaving the dance floor — at least in Austin.
A traffic median can be anything you imagine. A field of green grass. A pedestal for a classic statue. Or a vegetable garden.