Central Texas top stories for June 26, 2023. Extreme heat continues. Outdoor workers fear losing breaks. How to define a hate crime. Neighborhood meetings on DPS presence. Why animals sploot. Austin FC leads Copa Tejas. John Goodenough.
Central Texas top stories for July 21, 2022. The Austin City Council will decide whether or not the city will decriminalize abortion. Another heat advisory is in effect today, and dehydration puts you most at risk for heat-related illness. The City of Kyle is asking residents to conserve water. The cost for Austin’s light rail project has nearly doubled. Austin ISD’s Bond Steering Committee met last night to discuss 2022 bond proposals.
Central Texas top storied for July 20, 2022. Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees may delay their vote on 2022 bond package proposals. Several area school districts will require clear backpacks for the upcoming school year. Hays County Commissioners are considering hiring more school resource officers. Advocacy groups in Austin are pushing for more funding for inclement weather shelters in the city’s upcoming budget.
How hot is it? Hot enough for ERCOT to ask the state to dial back its power use at temperatures climb back into the triple digits. We’ll have the latest. Also a recent pipe burst in Odessa left the city’s hundred thousand plus residents without water for days. Now comes a warning for lots of small to midsized cities about a ticking time bomb of aging pipes and underground stressors. We’ll hear more. Also a new effort aimed at tracking drug overdoses, most of which go non-reported. And a comeback for the Guadalupe bass. And Texas versus Volkswagen: how the carmakers novel defense could put millions of dollars at stake. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard: