Hays County

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 16, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 16, 2024. The City of Austin is moving closer to getting a permanent chief for the police department. Austin is now the 11th most populous city in America. Hays County is making plans for a new park in San Marcos. The Lake Travis ISD school board voted last night to form a public facility corporation. The H-E-B in Mueller is hosting a speed dating event tonight at 6:30. The final Big 12 series of the regular season begins tonight for the Texas Baseball team.  

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 10, 2024. A UT Austin lecturer has been arrested and fired after allegedly confronting police during a pro-Palestinian protest. A severe storm passed through Hays County last night with damaging wind and very large hail. Weekend weather. The University of Texas is making a downpayment of more than 13 million dollars to cover I-35 from 15th Street to Dean Keeton. Austin ISD’s budget deficit is even larger than expected. Austin FC vs. FC Dallas.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 8, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 8, 2024. Manor ISD will allow staff to take mental health days next school year. The number of unsheltered people in Hays County has gone up over the last four years. Leander is teaching residents how to conserve water ahead of another hot and dry summer. A Professor Emerita at UT Austin has won a 2024 Pulitzer Prize for history.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 3, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 3, 2024. The Austin City Council approved a resolution to protect transgender people. The Austin City Council has unanimously approved new policies for long-term water conservation and drought response. Travis County voters will elect people to oversee property tax appraisals for the first time. The Leander Independent School District has created a new, two-million-dollar grant program for its teachers and staff. Hays County’s hosting a Tire Collection Event tomorrow.

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 Morning Newscast for February 28, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 28, 2024. The city of Austin expects to face a budget shortfall this fiscal year. Fertility specialist on Alabama Supreme Court IVF ruling. Hays County approved a plan to protect Cypress Creek. The Longhorns beat the Red Raiders one last time.

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.

New music exhibit features iconic items owned by Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift and more

A new law making it a state crime for migrants to enter Texas without authorization faces a major test in a federal courtroom. We’ll hear the latest.

In Houston ISD, the biggest school district in the state, officials appointed by the state are getting pushback over plans to expand school reforms.

A Texas presidential museum turns a spotlight on Taylor Swift’s guitar, Willie Nelson’s boots and hundreds of other artifacts to help tell the story of American music.

Plus: The week in politics with The Texas Tribune.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 17, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 17, 2024. No weather warnings for the Austin area. ERCOT energy use forecasts this week were inaccurate. How to deal with burst pipes. Hays County cold weather shelters. Integral Care has a new CEO. Longhorns basketball.

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 Afternoon Newscast for November 16, 2023

Central Texas top stories for November 16, 2023. Austin ISD affordable housing plan. Funeral procession delays. Hays County bioterrorism drill. San Marcos animal shelter at full capacity. Austin ISD thanksgiving meals. USMNT at Q2 tonight. Allegiant non-stop to Eugene.

KUT Morning Newscast for November 15, 2023

Central Texas top stories for November 15, 2023. Housing numbers. Hays County housing stability program. Pflugerville ISD superintendent’s new job. Georgetown ISD new schools. Senior job fair. Zliker holiday tree lighting.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for November 8, 2023

Central Texas top stories for November 8, 2023. Hays County election results. Pflugerville ISD new tax rate. Williamson County bond election results. Jurors deliberating in Christopher Taylor trial. Domestic violence rates in Travis County. Pflugerville ISD medical learning lab. Smart Freight Corridor. Longhorns basketball.

KUT Morning Newscast for October 19, 2023

Central Texas top stories for October 19, 2023. Cruise self-driving cars under investigation. Child care center affordability. Biden-Harris campaign bus settlement. Hays County eclipse tourism.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 22 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 22 2023. Wildfire near Luling. CapMetro feedback. Hays County Database. Hutto Stage 3 Water Restrictions. Kids Fostering Seniors.  

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.

Kate the Chemist aims to answer ‘the big questions’ about science with new podcast

Erin Douglas of the Texas Tribune joins with details on water infrastructure efforts that have bipartisan support, but a chasm separating House and Senate proposals – and just 11 more days to come to agreement.

More money for Texas public school teachers? Some educators say the proposals on the table aren’t enough to keep them in the classroom.

In San Antonio, what appears to be a first-of-its-kind effort to dramatically improve access to public bathrooms for people with disabilities.

And UT-Austin chemistry professor Kate Biberdorf – aka Kate the Chemist – shares a preview of her new podcast, “Seeking a Scientist.”

KUT Morning Newscast for May 8, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 8, 2023. May election results. Tenure for higher education. Overdose preventions. Amber alert. Man killed by DPS in Round Rock. 

What’s in San Antonio’s ‘justice charter’?

Yes and no signs proliferate in San Antonio over Prop A. What’s behind the city’s so-called justice charter?

In Kyle, a corrections officer indicted in the shooting death of a person awaiting trial, and a family’s struggle to find answers.

Taking the STAAR tests online. Should there still be a paper option?

A push for more transitional housing for Muslim’s recently released from incarceration.

The story of a world premiere in Dallas for one of the most downloaded poets in the U.S.

And the week in politics with the Texas Tribune.