Light Rail

What you should know about polling going into election season

After a prolonged legal back-and-forth that ultimately saw it paused again, Texas Senate Bill 4 returned to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. We’ll have the latest on where the immigration law stands.
You’ve likely heard the poll numbers in the presidential race. Do you trust them? Some tips on following the many surveys we’ll be hearing as November approaches.
How community colleges are likely to play a growing role in the future of work in Texas.
And: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued to stop a light-rail initiative in Austin.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 23, 2024. Acevedo decides against joining the City of Austin. The City of Austin issues an apology to sexual assault victims for the mishandling of cases by the Austin Police Department. Light rail update. Central Health announces a new clinic. Carmen Llanes Pulido announces her mayoral run. Kyle eclipse preparations. Longhorns basketball.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for September 20, 2023

Central Texas top stories for September 20, 2023. Above-normal temperatures persist into late September. Recent rain helps, but much more needed. Budget approved for next year’s light rail planning. Congress members push for White House help with Medicaid issues. Update on Austin shelter capacity. Airline cancels non-stops to Monterrey.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 23, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 23, 2023. New triple-digit streak, rain creeping into forecast. Travis Co prepares Expo Center for disaster response. Yesterday’s rain also welcomed by mosquitoes. Transit leaders ramp up light rail spending. After news of probable layoffs, Integral Care presents budget. Audit of Austin public information request response finds improvement warranted.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 6, 2023

Central Texas top stories for June 6, 2023. Hotter-than-normal weather coming. First phase of Austin light rail gets formal approval. Travis mental health diversion center moves forward. Avoiding property fraud in Williamson. Austin Police officer faces another indictment. Ozone Action Day.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 24, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 24, 2023. Austin light rail one step closer to reality. Bill to reduce civilian police oversight likely dead. 90-day eviction protection over in San Marcos. Texas Senate adds vouchers to education funding bill. Parents encouraged to talk with kids about mental health. Summer Meal Program for kids. Texas baseball.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 23, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 23, 2023. Texas legislators push for more natural gas plants. Austin light rail plan would have 10 miles of ground-level track. Austin Parks Board approves plan for more Zilker parking. UT and AISD working together to get more STEM teachers. Williamson working with Mobile Loaves and Fishes on housing homeless.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 2, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 2, 2023. April weather. Austin light rail public feedback. Williamson County economic partnership with South Korea. Austin storm debris cleanup. Early voting ends today. Police oversight on the ballot.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 26, 2023

Central Texas top stories for April 26, 2023. Chance of thunderstorms tonight, Tornado Watch north. Travis sees sharp increase in overdose deaths. Early Voting turnout low. Austin emergency communication improvement efforts. School districts deciding employee pay raise amounts. Light rail option input window closing.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 24, 2023

Central Texas top stories for April 24, 2023. First day of Early Voting. Austin mayor pushes for legislation requiring new transit vote ASAP. Austin-Travis Co EMS see quadruple in fentanyl overdose calls. Texas teacher salaries lag behind national average.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 22, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 22, 2023. Austin light rail update. San Marcos Police contract negotiations. Trans college athlete legislation. Trail plans for East Austin. UT professor awarded Abel Prize. Willie Nelson Endowment.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 22, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 22, 2023. Light rail plans. Travis County storm debris. Austin housing gap. Austin Live Music Fund. Williamson County healthcare costs.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 21, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 21, 2023. Storm debris pick-up update. Scaled-back light rail possibilities. APD officer indicted. Travis mental health diversion center. Hays mental health court program. Williamson low-income health services.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 16, 2023

Central Texas top stories for February 16, 2023. Austin-area rent growth slows. Weather cold enough to open emergency shelters. Central Texas Food Bank opens pantry. Input sought on light rail leadership.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for November 16, 2022

Central Texas top stories for November 16, 2022. Bonus winter-style chill. AISD superintendent searches. AISD falling enrollment. UT graduate students protest. Looking for light rail cuts. 

Texas Standard: May 3, 2022

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled” – that’s a quote from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in an opinion leaked last night. We’ll talk about what happens next on today’s show. Plus the cost increases for Operation Lone Star. As the border security mission drags on, it’s being funded by money meant for state agencies. And an intercontinental railway that will now bypass Texas. We’ll tell you why. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard: