Central Health

Students could soon be taught Bible stories in public schools

You check in with your ID, find an empty booth and cast your ballot in secret. But have Texas voter transparency laws challenged that privacy?
Depending on where you live in Texas you might pay taxes to a local hospital system. Understanding how that works.
Storm chasers have enormous followings on social media, many copycats and, increasingly, even people riding along. It’s a growing industry of sorts, but is it a good idea?
A new docuseries coming to HBO, “Ren Faire,” follows what happens when the man who has presided over the Texas Renaissance Festival for 50 years retires.
And: A push for classical studies in Texas classrooms could also include more conversations about the Bible.

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.

Civics 101: What does Central Health do?

What do you think of when I say, “property taxes?” Maybe what you pay for Austin ISD pops up first. Maybe your city or county tax bill. But also on that list is a smaller portion for Central Health. As part of our “Civics 101” series here at KUT, which is bringing you stories about local institutions that keep everyday life running in Austin, KUT’s Olivia Aldridge tells us about Central Health, an organization that gets your tax dollars and might give you or your neighbor medical care.

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 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 9, 2024. A man has been charged for illegally carrying a weapon during a pro-Palestinian portest at UT Austin last week. The head of the U-T System Board of Regents says divesting from Israel is “not an option.” Severe storms are possible for parts of Burnet, Travis, and Williamson counties today. The City of Austin has announced a survey to take residents’ input for the 2025 budget plan. A long-awaited hearing in a lawsuit brought by taxpayers against Central Health takes place today. Officials at ABIA want to build a new parking garage. Correction about arrests related to last week’s surge of overdoses.

KUT Morning Newscast for April 22, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 22, 2024. A Travis County resident is attempting to remove District Attorney José Garza from office. Early voting starts today in the May fourth local elections. Elgin ISD’s $375 million bond package. The US Supreme Court will hear arguments this week on a case that could change policies banning behavior related to homelessness in Austin. A lawsuit alleges Travis County’s taxing hospital district Central Health has improperly provided money to Dell Medical School since 2014. The City of Austin is looking into how to close the $3.8 million gap in their budget.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 28, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 28, 2024. U.S. oil and gas production decreased slightly in the first quarter of the year. Central Health has started planning for its 2025 fiscal year budget. Eclipse day at Eanes ISD. New rules for E-Scooters. Gas prices. Longhorn sports.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 23, 2024. Acevedo decides against joining the City of Austin. The City of Austin issues an apology to sexual assault victims for the mishandling of cases by the Austin Police Department. Light rail update. Central Health announces a new clinic. Carmen Llanes Pulido announces her mayoral run. Kyle eclipse preparations. Longhorns basketball.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 19, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 19, 2023. Governor Greg Abbott signs a controversial immigration enforcement bill. New Central Health CEO. Austin-Bergstrom is expecting a busy week of air travel. Thinkery plans its first neighborhood museum. Hutto ISD is creating a police cadet program.

KUT Morning Newscast for November 10, 2023

Central Texas top stories for November 10, 2023. Veterans day. Airport holiday prep. Sobering Center support. Downtown Salvation Army shelter. Rising food insecurity in Williamson County. DAWA new HQ. Downtown road closures this weekend.

KUT Morning Newscast for October 26, 2023

Central Texas top stories for October 26, 2023. Potential flooding in Central Texas today. Early voting numbers in Travis County. Land code public hearings begin today. Central Health leadership vote postponed. Vaccine mandate ban bill. Poll on school vouchers.

KUT Morning Newscast for October 24, 2023

Central Texas top stories for October 24, 2023. Vote by mail registration deadline. Proposition 9. Integral Care layoffs update. Dead tree removal. Texas Rangers win the pennant.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for September 6, 2023

Central Texas top stories for September 6, 2023. Another Heat Advisory, but relief may be on the way. Last-minute tussle over Central Heath budget. City of Austin can’t do much about autonomous cars. Austin airport traffic more than rebounds from COVID slowdown. CROWN Act inspires Hutto woman to give back.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 12, 2023

Central Texas top stories for April 12, 2023. Texas House approves medical marijuana changes. Salvation Army closing Downtown Austin facility this week. Central Health CEO stepping down. Georgetown ISD names interim superintendent. Moontower Comedy Festival begins. Austin summer pools plan.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 04, 2023

Central Texas top stories for April 04, 2023. Fire Weather Watch. Travis Constable seeing more eviction notices. Firm hired for Central Health audit. ACC emergency drill. Leander looks at repurposing schools. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 30, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 30, 2023. Health provider accused of defrauding Austin Public Health. AISD may slow down superintendent search. Austin paying people to help neighbors stay in homes. Central Health asks for debt to fund projects.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 30, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 30, 2023. Austin Water audit response. Texas Observer lives. Day of Advocacy. Over the counter Narcan. Blood donation requirements. Central Health demographic report.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 24, 2023

Central Texas top stories for February 24, 2023. Pflugerville ISD will not close schools. TxDOT I-35 expansion plans. Cap-Metro rail service interruption. Central Health demographic report. Jacobs Well closed. Austin FC season opener.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 10, 2023

Central Texas top stories for January 10, 2023. Pflugerville ISD school closure meetings. Central Health audit delayed. Thrall water infrastructure funding. Austin live music fund. Health Alliance for Austin Musicians increased funding.

KUT Morning Newscast for September 21, 2022

Central Texas top stories for September 21, 2022. Travis County early voting. Austin City Council D5 and D8 candidate forums. Central Health budget vote delayed. Suggested teacher shortage solutions. UT Austin President Jay Hartzell and tenure. Austin transportation survey and virtual open house.