Central Texas top stories for September 26, 2023. Austin affordable housing developments up in the air. Future of Barton Springs’ iconic tree uncertain. Ex-employees of Attorney General Ken Paxton go to state Supreme Court.
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.
Central Texas top stories for July 25, 2023. Flow in Barton Springs historically low, could necessitate aquifer water restrictions. More than one third of Georgetown residents under outdoor watering ban. 20+ Austin Fire trucks without AC. TxDOT asks for public input on long-term projects. School resource officers at Hays CISD. BookPeople sues Texas over new law. ACC considers brewery lab.
(Episode 3) In the 1990s, Austin voters passed landmark protections for parts of southwest Austin that sit on top of the aquifer that feeds Barton Springs. That set off a chain of events that had a profound effect on how the city would grow in the coming decades.
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.
Housing prices in Austin have exploded in the past decade, leading to a city that’s not just unaffordable, but also highly segregated. It’s the result of decades of decisions about what — if anything — gets built in Austin and where. Hosted by Audrey McGlinchy.
Is the start of a New Year a clean slate? Or does it come with unreasonable expectations? This Typewriter Rodeo poem invites us to not overthink it — and just jump in.
Central Texas top stories for October 21, 2022. F1 transportation woes. Barton Springs aquifer drought. Williamson County emergency preparedness. Austin FC.
Central Texas top stories for August 9, 2022. Monkeypox health emergency. Hays County water emergency. Neurotoxins in algae. Travis county burn ban. Mental health in prison. AISD bond meeting.
Central Texas top stories for August 8, 2022. Del Valle ISD clear backpacks. Bus driver shortage. Tax rates. Gas prices. Texas football. Save our springs.
Central Texas top stories for August 4, 2022. Wildfires in central Texas. Hermosa fire. Central Health budget. New Hutto city manager. No toxins in Barton springs. Sebastian Driussi player of the month. Hot summer nights.
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.
One ATXplained listener wanted to know how women going topless at public pools came to be popular in Austin.
Everyone over 16 in Texas will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine come Monday, but will there be enough doses to go around? Also, a new chapter begins in the fight against COVID-19 in Texas. We’ll have the latest on the push to get everyone over 16 vaccinated in Texas as soon as possible, and what if anything is being done to protect vulnerable populations. Plus a bill in the Texas legislature that could shut down an iconic Texas swimming hole sparks protests in the Texas capitol city. And branding Madness. Why is the march madness label reserved for men, but off limits to women as the college basketball playoffs move forward? Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
There are many ways. But what’s the best way? Can medical science tell us?