KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 16, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 16, 2024. Austin is facing a budget shortfall. San Marcos water restrictions may be changing soon. UT Austin President Jay Hartzell on staff layoffs to comply with a new state law banning DEI initiatives at public universities. “Bike lane bounty” initiative hits a snag. All Things Wild takes in a duck with a missing bill. Changes to Zilker Park’s weekend parking fee.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 27, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 27, 2024. Austin’s next city manager. Round Rock ISD’s acculturation class. Fire risk today. The Austin Animal Center is moving to acquire land for a new shelter. Georgetown to raise water rates. Travis County Parks are expecting big crowds for Easter Sunday.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 14, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 14, 2024. The city of Austin resumed contract negotiations with the local police union. The median sales price of homes in the Austin area is up slightly. Georgetown could partner with Williamson County to expand its animal shelter. The NAACP this week urged Black athletes to boycott predominantly white schools in Florida over the state’s anti-DEI policies. The University of Texas men’s basketball team is out of the Big 12 tournament.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 12, 2024. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that grants a Texas father the right to block his daughter from receiving birth control. An I-35 tunnel through downtown Austin is getting closer to becoming a reality. A pedestrian was killed, and another injured, in a hit-and-run early Tuesday in downtown Austin. People in Georgetown may soon see an increase in their monthly water bill. Longhorn sports.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 29, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 29, 2024. Cornyn’s bid for Republican Leader in the Senate. How to protect your home from wildfires. Free library cards for people who live in the extraterritorial jurisdiction. The City of Georgetown has begun the process of upgrading its water metering systems. Winter’s last gasp. Talarico on school chaplain law. Dripping Springs gets a new skate park.

A younger generation is taking over the Texas oil fields

For the first time in centuries, an American-built – and more specifically, Texas-built – spacecraft has touched down on the moon.
Multiple law enforcement officers who responded to the 2022 Uvalde school shooting have been ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating the failed police response.
The folks calling the shots in the Texas oil industry seem to be getting younger. What does this change mean for the industry?
A giant among advocates for people with disabilities in Texas steps down after a quarter century. We’ll talk with Dennis Borel of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities about the challenges ahead.
Plus, the week in politics with The Texas Tribune.

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 January 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 10, 2024. How the power grid will fare with the inbound freezing temperatures. Austin ISD gets $6 million to buy electric buses. St. Davids HealthCare announces expansion. 2 years since Austin Public Library got rid of late fees. Georgetown is building a new water treatment plan. City of Kyle to update folks on road projects.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 14, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 14, 2023. Austin wants to help folks build an additional home in their backyard. IntegralCare will choose a new CEO today. The Texas State Board of Education approved new standards for school library collections. Georgetown seeks public input for its transportation plan. Food insecurity in Hays county. Longhorn football’s 2024 schedule is revealed.

KUT Morning Newscast for November 29, 2023

Central Texas top stories for November 29, 2023. Austin winter readiness. 1836 Project. Georgetown water demand. Edwards Aquifer species not endangered. Prescribed burn at Southeast Metropolitan Park.

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 Morning Newscast for October 25, 2023

Central Texas top stories for October 25, 2023. Austin ISD superintendent search. Natural gas power plant amendment. Georgetown pride. Victor Wembanyama debuts tonight.

KUT Morning Newscast for October 20, 2023

Central Texas top stories for October 20, 2023. Record temperatures today. Austin Convention Center overhaul. Public education funding plan. Early voting locations. Georgetown bonds. Little Amal.

KUT Morning Newscast for September 18, 2023

Central Texas top stories for September 18, 2023. Ken Paxton’s trial ends and is acquitted. Austin ISD to take vote on special education plan. Georgetown school board discusses if Chaplins can be school councilors.

Roads to Everywhere

(Episode 2) I-35 is more than a road. It’s been sculpting Austin’s housing scene for more than 60 years, encouraging endless sprawl and making gridlock a lifestyle. Take a drive with us through the highway’s history.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 18, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 18, 2023. Raises for teachers in Austin and Georgetown. National bike to work day. Austin Police Department overtime.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 16, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 16, 2023. Thunderstorm chance and Wind Advisory. More street takeover arrests. Shoal Creek fish dead after waterline break. Rep. Hinojosa critical of HISD takeover. Rep. Talarico wants break on fees. Georgetown master plan. Texas basketball.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 14, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 14, 2023. Texas Rent Relief. Spring Break traveling. Education Austin. Texas State water study. Georgetown City Council.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 5, 2022

Central Texas top stories for December 5, 2022. Austin runoff early voting. Austin ISD superintendent search. Teacher salary report. Public Utility Commission power grid overhaul. UT Football Bowl bound. UT Volleyball NCAA tournament. Ronald Reagan Bridge.