homelessness

Which Texas cities take the lead in ending homelessness?

The U.S. Senate has passed a major aid bill for Ukraine and Israel – but its fate in the House is uncertain.

Despite its dominance in politics statewide, the Republican Party in Texas ain’t what it used to be. What’s changed, why, and what it means for the future.

As the numbers of people experiencing homelessness rise nationwide, some cities are making progress. A new report examines what’s working and what lessons can be learned.

In Texas oil country, two longtime rivals are expected to merge this year in a $26 billion deal. What it adds up to.

Plus, a conversation with celebrated author and poet Sandra Cisneros.

What you need to know about viewing the upcoming solar eclipses from Texas

Though Attorney General Ken Paxton has been acquitted on all impeachment charges, whistleblowers say they’re not giving up. Sergio Martínez-Beltrán of the Texas Newsroom shares more.

It’s rare for an eclipse to be visible at the same location within several years, much less a few months – but the skies over a portion of Texas will be ground zero for observing both an annular and a total solar eclipse.

At the Rescue Mission of El Paso, plenty of food is coming in – but it’s not to feed people experiencing homelessness. Instead, those people are feeding others. Texas monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn shares the mission of Hallelujah! BBQ.

What Texans need to know about the impending government shutdown

In six days, the federal government runs out of money. Can a shutdown be averted? What’s at stake if lawmakers can’t come up with a plan for short-term spending by Oct. 1.

In Fort Worth and Tarrant County, families are falling into homelessness as pandemic relief funding is running out.

Five things to know before federally guaranteed student loan payments resume next month.

A plan to close nearly 20% of San Antonio ISD’s schools is being pushed in the name of equity. Camille Phillips of Texas Public Radio takes a closer look.

Plus, a crisis for Texas Gulf Coast shrimpers.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 31, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 31, 2023. Union representing Austin ISD employees upset with lack of legislative action. More folks experiencing homelessness in Williamson County. Central Texas Food Bank brings back pandemic food assistance program for summer. Austin Public Library offering new ID cards. Round Rock ISD pop-up library. Austin FC takes on Minnesota to close out May.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 31, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 31, 2023. Protests against Austin’s new remote work policy. Fees waved for pet adoption. Austin FC preview. Homelessness survey in Williamson County.

K. Braeden Anderson (Ep. 26, 2023)

On this week’s edition of In BlackAmerica, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses strategies for African American success and empowerment with K. Braeden Anderson, attorney, philanthropist, entrepreneur and author of Black Resilience: A Blueprint for Black Triumph in the Face of Racism.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 18, 2023

Central Texas top stories for January 18, 2023. High fire danger. Bill would ban phone use while driving statewide. Austin Water audit report. I-35 lane closures. Homelessness in Taylor. Austin artist grants. Texas basketball.

KUT Morning Newscast for December 12, 2022

Central Texas top stories for December 12, 2022. Early voting surge. Election day tomorrow. Austin Water director finalists. Homeless lives lost. School funding bill. Relief funds for water improvements.

Texas Standard: September 1, 2022

Employees of Child Protective Services quitting over the state’s policy to investigate families providing gender affirming care to transgender teens. Reports say the agency charged with protecting children in Texas is on the brink of collapse, we’ll hear more. Also, a small voyage for a boat, a giant leap for the long leaky Battleship Texas. We’ll have more on plans to save an historic ship. And two of the most prominent pop stars in the world, both hailing from Texas, both deciding to remove an offensive word from their lyrics. One critic says it elevates the conversation about ableism. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

KUT Morning Newscast for August 10, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 10, 2022. Monkeypox declared a health emergency in Travis County. Rent in Austin keeps climbing at historic rates. Austin ISD school board votes Thursday on a potential 2022 bond package. School bus driver and crossing guard shortages. Capital Metro updates guidelines for free rides to cooling centers. Williamson County budget update.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 29, 2022

Central Texas top stories for July 29, 2022. Austin ISD is shares school safety measures with parents and received an update on possible bond packages. West Nile Virus now present in Travis County. New management approved for Austin’s homeless shelter. $100M expansion coming to Southwestern University. Austin FC prepares to face Sporting Kansas City.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 28, 2022

Central Texas top stories for July 28, 2022. Wildfires in Central Texas. Jacob’s Well flow stops. Point in time counts resuming. San Marcos marijuana decriminalization. MoveOutATX begins. PanAm Park renaming postponed. Gas prices. 183 flyover closure.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 28, 2022

Central Texas top stories for July 28, 2022. The Austin City Council votes on new management for the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless. Update on wildfires in Travis and Hays counties. Central Health is asking for accountability on Dell Medical School’s budget. A new public art installation in San Marcos honors the indigenous population.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 20, 2022

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.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 19, 2022

Central Texas top stories for July 19, 2022. Record high temps today for Central Texas. Austin ends partnership with Front Steps, the nonprofit that manages the downtown shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Teacher vacancies are up across the state. Solar roofing company building a facility in Georgetown. Addressing light pollution in Texas.

Texas Standard: July 18, 2022

Systemic failures and poor decision-making cited in a damning report on the Uvalde school shooting. More on the Texas House committee’s 77 page report released this weekend. Also, Texas Democrats gather in Dallas; what’s the game plan for November? And more on record-setting heat expected all week in the Lone Star State. These stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 24, 2021

Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston. We’ll look at why it’s not getting any federal money for flood mitigation managed by the Texas General Land Office. Also, Texas uses gas taxes to help to maintain and build new roads. So how does it make up the loss in revenue from more people driving electric vehicles? Some say the potential answer sends the wrong message. Plus, PTAs in wealthy parts of one Texas school district have actually been paying staff salaries. Why the practice is ending and what could replace it. And there’s been a lot of back and forth about how the capital city makes room for people experiencing homelessness. Austin voters said one thing, now state lawmakers may add another. Where things stand now. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard: