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KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 10, 2024. Austin ISD is one step closer to building housing on one of its properties. A lawsuit to remove Travis County’s district attorney is likely to be thrown out. Federal and state officials feud over Hurricane Beryl. Seven people graduated this week from the Hays County Pretrial Diversion Program. Austin Public Library eliminated the $120 dollar fee to get a library card for people who live just outside of the city limits. The City of Hutto will move into Stage 2 of its water conservation plan starting Friday.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 21, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 21, 2024. The Texas Medical Board has adopted a final rule intended to guide doctors in navigating the emergency medical exception to state abortion law. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking for another shot at throwing out Austin’s marijuana laws. The Austin ISD school board has adopted a budget for the next school year that includes a 78-million-dollar deficit. A former Hays County corrections officer no longer faces criminal charges in an incident in which he fatally shot a fleeing inmate. Leander is looking at using more artificial turf to cut down on the amount of water used for landscaping. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will get new baggage screening equipment soon. Austin Community College is seeing a big increase in enrollment for its upcoming semester.

Director Jeff Nichols returns to the big screen with ‘The Bikeriders’

Tropical Storm Alberto bears down on Mexico, bringing rain wind and stormy weather to South Texas. We’ll have an update on the latest.
Texas has the second largest population of Indian Americans in the U.S., many of them closely following the shifting political picture in New Delhi. We’ll hear reactions to a rare third term for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi.
How the government’s trying to help veterans transition into entrepreneurs.
You might have heard of AI hallucinations, but there’s a new buzzword in town – understanding AI “slop.”
And: Austin-based writer-director Jeff Nichols joins the Standard with a look at his new movie, “The Bikeriders,” a time capsule of late 1960s Chicago and the rise of motorcycle clubs.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 18, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 18, 2024. Texas Supreme Court rules state electric grid regulators acted legally when they hiked energy rates during a blackout in February 2021. What Hays CISD is doing to tackle a budget deficit. A reward is being offered for information about the shooter that killed two people at a Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock. The University of Texas at Austin is laying off more than a dozen employees responsible for communication and marketing. Lynn Boswel is running for reelection to the Austin ISD board of trustees. The City of Austin is getting rid of some public pool fees this summer. Juneteenth celebrations. Rain expected for tomorrow.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 14, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 14, 2024. Texas elementary & middle school students are still struggling with math proficiency. Ascension malware attack is still impacting marketplace health insurance plans offered by the hospital system. Few people are getting tickets for blocking “the box.” Tomorrow is Election Day in Leander. Austin-born artist Suzy González is looking to showcase the city’s diversity in a future mural at the Austin History Center. Junteenth celebrations in the Austin area.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 7, 2024. Austin Public Health has found a second mosquito pool infected with West Nile Virus. Folks who get insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas could soon lose access to in-network benefits at Baylor Scott & White Health facilities. A near-miss between two large planes at Austin’s airport last year has prompted a series of recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board. Bird Flu has made its way into Austin wastewater. Austin School District officials say the number of special education evaluations they completed during the 2023-24 school year is up significantly from the year before. Leander runoff election. Texas Softball swept by Oklahoma in Women’s College World Series final.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 6, 2024. What to expect for this summer. Recent drought relief may be only temporary. New traffic signals have been installed at Fourth Street and the I-35 frontage roads. Austin ISD priorities for the next Texas legislative session. Taylor is looking for feedback on a new plan for its Justice Center Project. Longhorns need two straight victories to prevent Oklahoma four-peat. Leander’s Rouse Raiders in the UIL Baseball State Tournament 5A semi-finals.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 28, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 28, 2024. It’s Election Day for primary runoff races across Texas. The Texas Republican party doubled-down on private school vouchers during the recent state convention. Austin ISD is providing Spanish interpretation at its high school graduation ceremonies. City leaders in Georgetown are preparing for another hot, dry summer. The National Weather Service says there’s an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms in the Austin area late this afternoon.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 10, 2024. A UT Austin lecturer has been arrested and fired after allegedly confronting police during a pro-Palestinian protest. A severe storm passed through Hays County last night with damaging wind and very large hail. Weekend weather. The University of Texas is making a downpayment of more than 13 million dollars to cover I-35 from 15th Street to Dean Keeton. Austin ISD’s budget deficit is even larger than expected. Austin FC vs. FC Dallas.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 10, 2024. Austin ISD faces a bigger budget deficit than originally anticipated. Central Health is being sued. Last night’s severe thunderstorms brought baseball-size hail to Central Texas. Hear from a Kyle traveling to Kyle for the gathering of the Kyle’s.

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 Morning Newscast for April 26, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 26, 2024. A second day of  protest on the UT Austin campus. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow. A union representing Austin ISD employees is calling for higher pay and more manageable workloads during the next school year. Two Texas Longhorns were selected in the first round of last night’s NFL draft.

KUT Morning Newscast for April 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 23, 2024. Travis County District Attorney José Garza is pushing back against an effort to remove him from his elected office. Austin ISD is looking at ways to reduce its expenses during the next budget cycle. Dripping Springs ISD is considering a change to the language of several policies to exclude the words “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” The city of Austin has been working to improve its emergency response systems after ice storms and widespread power outages in recent winters.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 1, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 1, 2024. Austin ISD school bus safety. Severe weather is possible tonight. Travis County Expunction Expo. Austin-Bergstrom’s new CEO. ABIA raises parking prices. Austin FC’s first win of the season.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 29, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 29, 2024. Austin ISD budget cuts loom. Liberty Hill residents have been raising concerns about water quality. Project 15 got a financial boost this week from the Hays County Commissioners Court. The Urban Cultural Fest.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 28, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 28, 2024. Austin will offer its city manager job to the outgoing city manager in Dallas. ACC is offering free tax prep services. Four finalists for Austin ISD’s teacher of the year. Texas Relays.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 25, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 25, 2024. Prepare for severe spring weather. Dripping Springs eclipse preparations. Austin ISD will remain open during the eclipse. Austin’s warrant amnesty program. New record for renewable energy in Texas.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 8, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 8, 2024. The Austin Independent School District is preparing to make major budget cuts to remain financially stable. A jury in Travis County has acquitted two former Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies of manslaughter charges. Today is your last day to order free at-home COVID-19 tests through the U.S. Postal Service. Hays CISD is one of several school districts in Central Texas now planning to close schools for the total solar eclipse on April 8th. Travis County has issued a disaster declaration ahead of the total solar eclipse on April 8th. CapMetro Rail service will be free tomorrow for the second Austin FC home game this season. The Annual Art and Parks Tour is tomorrow.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 08, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 08, 2024. Former Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies acquitted in manslaughter case. The Austin Independent School District is preparing to make significant spending cuts to remain financially stable. City of Uvalde independent investigation finds officers did not violate department policies in Robb Elementary shooting. SXSW road closures. Austin’s Living Streets Program. Hays CISD will close for the April 8th eclipse.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 29, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 29, 2024. Early voting ends tomorrow. Smokehouse Creek fire. Austin ISD is updating its success scorecard. Austin is trying to improve access to local soccer pitches. The Georgetown Water Utility is upgrading its water metering system.