José Garza

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 10, 2024. Austin’s interim Police Chief will not apply for the permanent job. An attempt to remove Travis County DA José Garza from office may be dismissed soon. Almost 200 Austin Pets Alive workers have voted to unionize. Lower prices at the pump are set to continue. The Zilker Eagle is set to open to the public this week.

KUT Morning Newscast for April 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 23, 2024. Travis County District Attorney José Garza is pushing back against an effort to remove him from his elected office. Austin ISD is looking at ways to reduce its expenses during the next budget cycle. Dripping Springs ISD is considering a change to the language of several policies to exclude the words “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” The city of Austin has been working to improve its emergency response systems after ice storms and widespread power outages in recent winters.

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 Afternoon Newscast for March 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 7, 2024. Garza gets votes from all over Austin. Austin City Council passed another climate change resolution. Only two republican incumbents won their primary race. Prosecutors and defense attorneys made their closing arguments this afternoon in a trial of two former Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies. Austin Police have announced an extended DWI no-refusal enforcement period. Stormy weather inbound.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 06, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 06, 2024. Travis County District Attorney José Garza is likely to retain his office. Alex Villalobos is the winner of the Democratic race for Hays County Sheriff in the primary election. Congressman Colin Allred has won the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. Several GOP contests won’t be decided until runoff elections in May. The city of Austin has named three finalists in its search for a new city manager.

Exploring the Lone Star State with the evolving Texas Almanac

Charges have been dismissed against 17 Austin police officers accused of assault during racial justice protests of 2020. Andrew Weber of KUT has more.

A prison assault and what records suggest about a lack of transparency over security and safety in Texas lockups.

First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac has evolved and changed hands several times. We’ll hear about the 72nd edition of the journal from its managing editor, Rosie Hatch.

Worried about the power grid holding this winter? Why Houston Chronicle columnist Chris Tomlinson says, he, for one, isn’t.

And a tradition for football fans of the Cowboys, hundreds of miles from Big D.