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KUT Morning Newscast for December 21, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 21, 2023. A climate study says Texas can expect more triple digit days. Williamson County Commissioners are allocating funds for public health projects. Texas experienced the largest population growth in the nation from 2022 to 2023. Austin FC’s 2024 schedule.

What are the most haunted places in Texas?

With the U.S. House of Representatives still without a leader, two Texans drop out of the race for the speakership. What happens next?

The White House is launching a new program for Ecuadorians who are trying to migrate to the U.S. We’ll have details on the change is and why it’s happening.

Miles and miles of Texas are usually traversed by car – but one writer says the train is the ultimate way to go.

Also, with Halloween on the horizon, we have the backstory on some of the spookiest places to visit in Texas.

KUT Morning Newscast for October 9, 2023

Central Texas top stories for October 9, 2023. Rally against school vouchers. New climate vulnerability study. Rent prices continue to drop. Texas loses Red River Showdown. Austin FC eliminated from playoff contention. Indigenous peoples day.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for September 18, 2023

Central Texas top stories for September 18, 2023. After summer bump, Austin COVID numbers trending down. Paid parking coming to SoCo. Bluff Springs Road to get safety improvements. UT Austin moves up in US News rankings. Musicians, venues gearing up for HAAM Day tomorrow. Austin FC striving to stay in playoff picture. Longhorns ranked 3rd heading into conference play against Baylor.

United We Stand?

Confucius and Fresh talk to Austin R&B artist Mélat about her new music, her experience in the Austin music scene, he collaboration with Austin FC, and how she ended up singing with Matthew McConaughey. Then they discuss how united the hip-hop community is in Austin.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about the connection between New Edition and Eddie Murphy, why Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” track listing kept changing, why there’s no video for Jay-Z’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” and more.

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that Chad Hugo is the unsung hero — as opposed to the real genius — of the Neptunes.

Confucius talks about last week’s racially motivated shooting in Jacksonville, Mitch McConnel freezing at a press conference,   and more in Confucius Reads the News.

 

 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 30, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 30, 2023. ERCOT again calls on Texans to conserve electricity, citing generation outages. Judge rules unconstitutional new Texas law that would throw out local rules. Austin zoning case postponed. I-35 expansion project opponents keeping up their fight. Travis Co seeing deaths involving Xylazine. Austin airport breaks ground on gate expansion. Austin FC at Q2 Stadium tonight.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 28, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 28, 2023. Court weighs Texas school library law ahead of implementation this week. Judge considers suit against Austin affordable housing program. CapMetro eliminating routes suspended during pandemic. Protected crossing coming to I-35 and 4th St. Longhorns start football season at home this week. Austin FC hope for tie between Dallas and Houston.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 21 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 21 2023. Austin Police Chief retires. Death Star bill. Hays CISD Dismissals. National Weather Service. Pet Fire Safety. Austin FC. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 18, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 18, 2023. Fines for violating Austin water restrictions. Advocates call for more extreme heat shelter options in Austin. Layoffs expected at Integral Care due to budget shortfall. Austin to start spiked drink testing kit program. Austin FC back in action after three-week break.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 31, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 31, 2023. Excessive Heat Warning. Austin Energy bill assistance. HHSC staff allege mismanagement of Medicaid. Butler Trail goats update. Austin FC look ahead.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 26, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 26, 2023. Flow from Barton Springs about 24% of normal due to drought. Conservation tips from Austin Water. Austin leaders hear hours of criticism about proposed budget. City leaders highlight steps toward more affordable Austin housing. Austin Community College set to get new leader. Austin FC transfers.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 14, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 14, 2023. Excessive Heat Warning. Austin setting up water and misting stations. Georgetown bans all outdoor watering. Austin Police Association won’t negotiate contract with city. I-35 lane closures this weekend. Lake Travis ISD offering more rides to school. Austin FC Sporting Kansas City grudge match.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 13, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 13, 2023. Excessive Heat Warning. DPS says Austin patrols will continue. Safety improvements coming to Rainey Street area. Travis Co working to improve access to food. Austin FC recap.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 12, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 12, 2023. Austin suspends patrol partnership with Texas DPS. Integral Care open St. Johns facility. Goats deployed to Hike and Bike Trail to eat invasive plants. Austin FC in Canada tonight.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 12, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 12, 2023. Excessive heat warning issued for Central Texas. Austin FC extend unbeaten streak. UT professor awarded medal for Antarctic research.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 10, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 10, 2023. Heat Advisory in effect until Wednesday night. Getting rid of blue-green algae on Lady Bird Lake. Georgetown water restrictions. Downtown Austin Community Court prepares to go citywide. Texas Memorial Museum gets new name. Austin FC win streak.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 10, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 10, 2023. Heat advisory returns for Central Texas. A new challenger for Ted Cruz’s senate seat. Cooling centers open across Austin. Public safety commission meets.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 07, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 07, 2023. Austin rent prices getting lower. UT group to rally against SCOTUS ruling on affirmative action. Most TxDOT money in Austin to be spent on I-35. San Marcos expanding bus service. Austin offering creatives business training. Austin FC vs Minnesota this weekend.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 05, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 05, 2023. 4th fireworks make for busy night for Austin firefighters. Cameras in Austin parks aimed at reducing crime. Deep Eddy Pool extends hours. Austin musicians want SXSW to boost artist pay further. Jarrell ISD hires first police chief. UT Police swear in new chief. Nutty Brown H-E-B opens near Dripping Springs. Austin FC and the transfer window.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 03, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 03, 2023. Texas students bouncing back from pandemic. DPS patrols of Austin resuming. Gas prices down from last week. Busy week at Austin airport. Free pet adoptions in Williamson. Austin FC.