Daniel Perry

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 4, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 4, 2024. A Heat Advisory is in effect until 8PM. Travis County DA Jose Garza is filing a legal challenge to the pardon of Daniel Perry. A union representing ACC employees is asking for an 8.5% raise across-the-board. Calls for heat-related illnesses are on the rise. Local hospitals have access to electronic records again after a ransomware attack on the Ascension health care system. Longhorns back in the Women’s College World Series finals.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 31, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 31, 2024. The Texas Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a petition by a group of women asking the state to clarify the medical exception to its abortion laws. Attorneys general in 14 states are calling for federal intervention after Governor Greg Abbott pardoned Daniel Perry. The City of Austin is looking at how to pay for projects that help combat climate change. The City of Austin has accepted an 11-million-dollar grant from TxDOT to expand the city’s bike-share program. The City of San Marcos passed an ordinance this month banning single-use beverage containers on the river within city limits and in certain areas of city parks. Hyundai drivers can bring in their vehicles for a free anti-theft upgrade tomorrow at an Austin Police Department office.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 11, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 11, 2023. Daniel Perry sentenced to 25 years. South Korean economic agreement with Taylor. COVID updates. Austin graphic artist dies.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 09, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 09, 2023. Daniel Perry sentencing hearing. Del Valle ISD pay raises. Search for new Austin Energy GM. Hutto city council runoff. Kyle growth plan option input. ACL lineup announced.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 03, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 03, 2023. Daniel Perry denied new murder trial. San Marcos SMART Terminal concerns. FDA approves RSV vaccine. Mosquito season in Central Texas. Animal safety bill approved by Texas House. Bike to School Day.

Texas county may shutter its library before it returns banned books to the stacks

Attorneys for a man convicted of fatally shooting a Black Lives Matter protester in Austin in 2020 are asking for a retrial – a request that comes after Gov. Greg Abbott asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to review the conviction.

The debate over school vouchers, or a variation called education savings accounts, has just passed by the Texas Senate. Are there parallels with a decades-old debate over charter schools in Texas?

In Llano County, after a federal order to return books with LGBTQ -and race-related content to library shelves, commissioners today take up whether to close down the library system altogether.

Also: What could be a new tipping point in offshoring jobs.

KUT Morning Newscast for April 10, 2023

Central Texas top stories for April 10, 2023. Abbott seeking pardon of Daniel Perry. DPS partnership update. Austin ISD Special Education takeover appeal. Manor ISD Superintendent finalist. Austin emergency communications revamp. Monarch Butterflies on the decline. Austin FC. USWNT at Q2.