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KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 24, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 24, 2024. Heat advisory. City workers feeling the heat. Capital Metro will close two downtown MetroRail stations next year until 2026. A lawsuit accuses Central Health of improperly using taxpayer money. Austin FC to play three matches in a week. The Texas Softball team opens their Super Regional Series tonight at McCombs Field against Texas A&M.

KUT Morning Newscast for April 24, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 24, 2024. A Travis County grand jury has indicted a man accused of stabbing a Palestinian-American near the UT-Austin campus earlier this year. Travis County’s “State of the County” address returns. The Austin Police Department this week switched over to a private radio system. “Quiet zones” coming to train crossings in North Austin.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 23, 2024. Leander fire department propositions. Del Valle ISD has a new temporary leader. Travis County is taking a small step to provide lawyers for low-income people accused of crimes. Hutto will move into Stage One of its Drought Contingency Plan on May 1st. Austin home prices rise despite high interest rates. Hays CISD will fit buses with seat belts after last month’s deadly crash. Goodnight Ranch is getting a Park and Ride for a high-frequency bus line set to launch next year. Longhorn baseball.

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 Afternoon Newscast for February 26, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 26, 2024. Voter turnout during early voting. Record day for wind and solar power. Two former Williamson County sheriff’s deputies are on trial in Travis County. Quiet zones still a few weeks away.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 26, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 26, 2024. Two former Williamson County deputies are on trial today for the death of Javier Ambler while he was in their custody. Last week of early voting. CapMetro apologies for problems faced at the brand new McKalla station on Saturday. Bell County declared a local state of disaster for the April eclipse. Austin ISD is not the only Central Texas school district dealing with a budget shortfall. UT Tower gets a facelift.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 23, 2024. Deadline for mail in ballots is today. Austin Energy rates are going up again. McKalla station update. Samsung’s impact on Taylor. San Marcos is still looking for public input on its long-term development plan. Heart of Texas Regatta.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 25, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 25, 2024. Drought conditions after heavy rains. Jacobs well started flowing again. Kate Cox will be a guest at President Biden’s State of the Union address. Austin City Council calls for more transparency in hiring. Jonestown becomes Central Texas’ latest dark sky community. McKalla station set to open in time for Austin FC’s season opener.

KUT Morning Newscast for January 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 23, 2024. Flood risk. CapMetro’s on-demand transit service Pickup is struggling to stay on schedule. More reactions to Art Acevedo’s return to Austin. Texas teacher demographics. Federal hearing reveals abuse incidents in Texas foster placements.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 18, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 18, 2024. A federal appeals court struck down part of a state law restricting books available in school libraries. Austin is looking to expand the budget to help crime victims with immediate needs. The Austin Council voted today to give eligible child care providers a 100-percent property tax exemption. Winter respiratory viruses and COVID-19. Capital Metro security guards. Current state of drought in Central Texas.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for December 19, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 19, 2023. Lower property taxes in Travis County. New chair of the Texas State Board of Education. CapMetro offers free two-year bus passes. New elections administrator for Williamson County. Travis County Sheriff’s Office turns to social media to find recruits. It’s allergy season.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 5, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 5, 2023. I-35 expansion to displace several local businesses. Bumps on the road to an electric Capital Metro. Ice storm warnings. Free emergency supplies for Austin residents. Christmas tree recycling.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for October 26, 2023

Central Texas top stories for October 26, 2023. Severe weather in Central Texas. Flood safety. Drought monitor. United Airlines flight attendants protest. National drug takeback day in Kyle. School voucher pushback. Georgetown drag show. CapMetro rules on alcohol consumption.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for September 13, 2023

Central Texas top stories for September 13, 2023. Texas State Teachers Association wants fairness and accountability. CapMetro wants to hire a different company to run its bus service, but union leaders are concerned. Austin-area hospital filing bankruptcy not an isolated problem. Round Rock to offer high school students college-level health sciences training. Local SAG-AFTRA members picket Amazon.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 22 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 22 2023. Wildfire near Luling. CapMetro feedback. Hays County Database. Hutto Stage 3 Water Restrictions. Kids Fostering Seniors.  

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 14, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 14, 2023. Excessive heat warning. Calls for water conservation. Parmer lane fire relief. CapMetro service disruptions. Hot school buses. University of Texas at Austin Medical Center. Longhorns 11th in AP rankings.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 4, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 4, 2023. How heat can affect medications. CapMetro opens new money saving service. Updates on Central Texas wildfires