Austin Public Health

KUT Morning Newscast for June 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 7, 2024. Austin Water is asking Austinites in the southwest area of the city to conserve water today. Austin ISD needs to slash millions in costs and increase revenue to offset budget deficit. Bird flu detected in Austin wastewater but public health authority says risk of contracting the virus is still low. People in San Marcos are hearing train horns in the city for the first time since 2015 and reaction is mixed. Texas Softball comes up short of securing program’s first national championship.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 11, 2024. Austin Public Health retired COVID-19 dashboard. Austin leaders hear from public about proposed code changes intended to improve housing affordability. High passenger traffic at Austin airport starting to ease up a bit. UT Austin student DEI opponents misunderstand its goals. San Marcos raising parking fines.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for November 3, 2023

Central Texas top stories for November 3, 2023. Austin Public Health creating volunteer service corps for emergencies. San Marcos city council decide between competing downtown master plans. Lyft invites women and nonbinary riders to request women and nonbinary drivers. Texas and Kansas State to fight for better shot and Big 12 championship game. Goalball tournament at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Trail of Lights vs star gazing. Sunrises and sunsets get earlier starting this weekend. 

KUT Morning Newscast for September 6, 2022

Central Texas top stories for September 6, 2022. Uvalde CISD first day of school. Austin rent slightly dropping. Austin Energy rate increase. Lockhart ISD Drive.Pair.Share initiative. Austin Public Health mini grants and vaccine reminder. Austin City Council District 1 candidate forum. Texas v. Alabama this Saturday.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 10, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 10, 2022. Monkeypox declared a health emergency in Travis County. Rent in Austin keeps climbing at historic rates. Austin ISD school board votes Thursday on a potential 2022 bond package. School bus driver and crossing guard shortages. Capital Metro updates guidelines for free rides to cooling centers. Williamson County budget update.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 29, 2022

Central Texas top stories for July 29, 2022. Austin ISD is shares school safety measures with parents and received an update on possible bond packages. West Nile Virus now present in Travis County. New management approved for Austin’s homeless shelter. $100M expansion coming to Southwestern University. Austin FC prepares to face Sporting Kansas City.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 25, 2022

Central Texas top stories for July 25, 2022. Austin area is seeing a summer COVID-19 surge. A harmful neurotoxin has been detected in Barking Springs. Manor ISD will offer free meals to all students. Update on the San Gabriel fire in Williamson County. Samsung increasing their investment in Central Texas.

Is the Pandemic Over for Austin Music?

We ask the question, “Is the Pandemic Over For Austin Music?” You’ll hear from public health experts, a musician, a fan, a venue owner and a venue manager about what whether or not the CDC’s change in mask guidance for vaccinated individuals coupled with the big reopening in Austin music venues that took place on Memorial Day weekend signals the end of the pandemic for Austin’s music scene.

In this episode you’ll hear from:

Jason R. Pickett, MD, FACEP, FAEMS: Deputy Medical Director for Austin
Matt Lara: Public Information Officer – City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
The Teeta: Austin based hip-hop artist
Sabrina Mikan RN, PhD: Music fan
Steve Sternshein: Managing Partner of Heard Presents and Owner of Empire Control Room and Garage
Jeanette Gregor — Venue Manager for Mohawk and Co-founder of The Amplified Sound Coalition.

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Austin hip-hop Artist the Teeta
AUSTIN, TX. May 28, 2021. The Teeta in East Austin. Michael Minasi/KUTX

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You can follow Sabrina Mikan on @lovefromatx on Instagram.

AUSTIN, TX. May 27, 2021. Sabrina Mikan. Michael Minasi/KUTX