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KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 1, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 1, 2024. A demonstration planned for today on the UT campus was postponed. Travis County has approved a new agreement to help manage overdose prevention after a string of drug overdoses in the Austin area this week. Early voting for the May 4th local elections has wrapped up. A flood watch is in effect in the Austin area. The City of Austin is going to start asking the public what should go on top of I-35 after the main lanes are lowered. The City of Round Rock has created a new ‘Tool Depot’ program. Splash pads operated by the City of Austin opened today.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 29, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 29, 2024. Another pro-Palestinian protest on the UT Austin campus leads to more arrests. Texas State University students gathered for a “Sit-in for Palestine.” Tomorrow is the last day for early voting ahead of the May 4th election. Precautions to prevent the spread of bird flu in dairy cattle went into effect today. Weekend power outages due to severe weather. HEB recalls ice cream. Austin FC.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 24, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 24, 2024. Pro-Palestine protest breaks out on UT Austin’s campus. It’s day three of Early Voting for the May 4th local elections. A man who stabbed a Palestinian American man near the UT campus earlier this year is not being charged with a hate crime. In Hays County, the number of people experiencing homelessness has nearly doubled since 2020. Oracle is moving its headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 22, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 22, 2024. Early voting began today. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today on a case that could change policies banning behavior related to homelessness in Austin. Construction is kicking off inside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as part of a quarter-billion-dollar expansion of the Barbara Jordan Terminal. The City of Austin wants to raise awareness about the threat of drink spiking. Gas prices level off. Austin FC won in Houston on Saturday.

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 Morning Newscast for April 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 19, 2024. EPA announces new regulations on “forever chemicals” in drinking water. Residents giving testimony at Austin City Hall will get more time to speak. In-person early voting starts Monday morning in the May 4th election. San Marcos’s new water restrictions. Weekend rain chances.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 1, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 1, 2024. Last day of Early Voting, some polling places open late. Austin to start interviewing city manager applicants. UT students grappling with Texas DEI ban. Local trails close ahead of golden-cheeked warblers’ arrival. Warm weekend ahead, rain chances next week. Texas women’s basketball at home tomorrow night. Austin FC on the road this weekend.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 01, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 01, 2024. Today is the last day for early voting. Smokehouse Creek fire update. Districts choose not to hire chaplains as counselors. Texas is extending postpartum Medicaid and CHIP coverage from two months to 12 months. Austin leaders are trying to make soccer accessible to more people across the city.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 29, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 29, 2024. Early voting ends tomorrow. Smokehouse Creek fire. Austin ISD is updating its success scorecard. Austin is trying to improve access to local soccer pitches. The Georgetown Water Utility is upgrading its water metering system.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 28, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 28, 2024. Elevated fire risk today. Early voting ends Friday. The annual Great Texas River Cleanup is coming up this weekend. APD launched a crime data portal. NWS is offering training for volunteer ‘storm spotters.’ Longhorn sports.

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 21, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 21, 2024. Numbers from the first day of early voting. The Del Valle ISD school board president resigned in protest of a former trustee being re-appointed to the board. Construction on I-35 is neverending. I-35 expansion explained. Leander lagoon plans. Hays County’s workforce is growing fast. Longhorns sports.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 21, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 21, 2024. Numbers from the first day of early voting. School vouchers are not a priority for Republican voters. Del Valle ISD swears in trustee to vacant seat. Georgetown is educating its residents on water conservation.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 20, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 20, 2024. Early voting in the March 5th primaries begins today. Lawyers for the City of Austin were in court today over the question of how tax dollars collected from property owners just south of Lady Bird Lake can be used. The City of San Marcos is considering a “can ban” ordinance. Austin Justice Coalition calls out the city over a lack of progress on over 50 recommendations from 2008 meant to improve the quality of life of Black residents. Del Valle ISD to swear in former trustee to vacant school board seat.

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It’s the first day of early voting in the Texas primary. What you need to know before casting a ballot and why turning out matters.

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Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts a census – tallying things like livestock, tractors, combines and crops – for a dense report packed with clues on where American farming is heading.

And: Remembering Sandy Wood, who helped stargazers navigate the universe for nearly 24 years as the voice of the radio program Stardate.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 20, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 20, 2024. Early voting in the March 5th primaries starts today. Home prices in and around Austin continue to drop. EPA announced tighter regulations on how much soot is allowed in the air. TxDOT is holding open houses this week to determine future projects along the I-35 corridor.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 19, 2024. Early voting begins tomorrow. Hays County Food Bank is moving. Round Rock is adding more parkland to its downtown area. Longhorns football head coach Steve Sarkisian could get a raise. Longhorns basketball.

Coral samples in Galveston could be key to keeping the species alive

On the eve of early voting, Alexandra Samuels of Texas Monthly and Mark Jones of the Baker Institute at Rice University share a closer look at some of the big contests Texas voters will see on their primary ballots.

We’ll hear about what happened when reporters for the Houston Chronicle began mapping where tickets are being issued to people experiencing homelessness there.

Amid mounting threats from climate change, scientists at Moody Gardens in Galveston are caring for 150 coral fragments from five species to keep them alive.

Anyone up for barbecue – for breakfast? BBQ journalist Daniel Vaughn has some prime tips.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 19, 2024. Presidents day closures. Mail ballot deadline. Williamson County’s partnership with a South Korean trade agency is generating interest from Korean companies. Austin Marathon winners.