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KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 20, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 20, 2024. Early voting in the March 5th primaries begins today. Lawyers for the City of Austin were in court today over the question of how tax dollars collected from property owners just south of Lady Bird Lake can be used. The City of San Marcos is considering a “can ban” ordinance. Austin Justice Coalition calls out the city over a lack of progress on over 50 recommendations from 2008 meant to improve the quality of life of Black residents. Del Valle ISD to swear in former trustee to vacant school board seat.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 24, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 24, 2023. This month tied with last year for Austin’s hottest July on record. LCRA calls for water conservation. Heat encourages plant growth in Lady Bird Lake. Burn ban for Austin parks and wildland preserves. More Austin Fire and EMS stations getting back-up generators. Non-profit organization provides heat relief in Williamson Co.

State policies cause Texas to slip from top business rankings

A lawsuit challenging Texas’ new prohibition on hormone blockers and other treatments for transgender youth.

Lawmakers failed to pass new rules on locating concrete batch plants – what do those pushing for change plan to do next?

A report shows modest economic growth in Texas, we’ll hear more. Plus – Texas slips in the rankings of business-friendly states. Why and what are the implications?

A hit, or a swing and a miss? A certain sport using bats and balls arrives in Texas for summer, but are Texans ready for professional cricket?

Plus the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

KUT Morning Newscast for October 14, 2022

Central Texas top stories for October 14, 2022. Austin Energy rate hikes. 911 operator shortage. Austin ISD staff retention. Lady Bird Lake. New Cedar Park Library. Austin FC playoffs.