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KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 11, 2024. What is behind the recent cooler temperatures. Austin Public Health is warning about the potential spread of the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever in Travis County. Hurricane Beryl’s impact on wildlife. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says it plans to re-open the Bartlett prison unit in Williamson County. Central Texas drought conditions. Longhorn’s competing in the Olympics.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 7, 2024. Austin Public Health has found a second mosquito pool infected with West Nile Virus. Folks who get insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas could soon lose access to in-network benefits at Baylor Scott & White Health facilities. A near-miss between two large planes at Austin’s airport last year has prompted a series of recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board. Bird Flu has made its way into Austin wastewater. Austin School District officials say the number of special education evaluations they completed during the 2023-24 school year is up significantly from the year before. Leander runoff election. Texas Softball swept by Oklahoma in Women’s College World Series final.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 6, 2024. What to expect for this summer. Recent drought relief may be only temporary. New traffic signals have been installed at Fourth Street and the I-35 frontage roads. Austin ISD priorities for the next Texas legislative session. Taylor is looking for feedback on a new plan for its Justice Center Project. Longhorns need two straight victories to prevent Oklahoma four-peat. Leander’s Rouse Raiders in the UIL Baseball State Tournament 5A semi-finals.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 5, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 5, 2024. Rent prices in Austin have now been falling for a full year. More than a thousand children in the Texas foster care system went missing at some point in 2023. Austin Water customers in parts of Southwest Austin may have limited access to water on Friday. Intense rainfall is becoming more frequent in Williamson County, according to results from a floodplain mapping study. Alex Jones to sell his ranch to pay down debts. Longhorns vs. Sooners in the Women’s College World Series finals.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 4, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 4, 2024. A Heat Advisory is in effect until 8PM. Travis County DA Jose Garza is filing a legal challenge to the pardon of Daniel Perry. A union representing ACC employees is asking for an 8.5% raise across-the-board. Calls for heat-related illnesses are on the rise. Local hospitals have access to electronic records again after a ransomware attack on the Ascension health care system. Longhorns back in the Women’s College World Series finals.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 3, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 3, 2024. Plaintiffs in a case challenging Texas abortion laws say exceptions remain unclear. The City of Austin is looking to improve its rapid rehousing programs for people transitioning out of homelessness. Leander city council runoff election. The U.S. had a record number of deaths from heat-related illness last year. The Austin Community College Board is looking at how much to increase staff pay in the next fiscal year. The City of Austin is applying a special treatment to parts of Lady Bird Lake to fight the spread of dangerous Cyanobacteria. The Texas Longhorns have been crowned national champions in NCAA Division I women’s rowing. Texas softball has two chances tonight to advance to the Women’s College World Series finals.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 31, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 31, 2024. The city of Austin is looking to make flood insurance more affordable. The City of Austin is conducting a national search for its next Police Chief and wants to know resident’s opinions. A recent UT graduate is helping make a park in Round Rock more accessible for children of all abilities. Austin city leaders approved funding to enhance and expand the Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Austin Police are trying to put a dent in the number of Hyundai and Kia thefts. San Marcos storm cleanup. Chris Riley Bend. Texas Softball opens Women’s College World Series tournament with a win.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 30, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 30, 2024. Austin City Council approves property tax breaks for seniors. Austin city leaders want to make flood insurance more affordable. TxDOT is developing a long-term transportation plan that will determine how billions of tax dollars are spent. Potential for heavy rain in the Austin area tonight. Austin FC signed winger Osman Bukari from Red Star Belgrade. Texas Softball begins their bid for a Women’s College World Series title tonight.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 27, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 27, 2024. Excessive Heat Warning. “FLiRT” COVID variants. APD is enforcing a DWI No Refusal Initiative. The Austin City Council is looking at raising the property tax break for seniors or people who are disabled. Austin City Council’s busy week ahead. Longhorn’s in the Women’s College World Series. Longhorn’s path to the Men’s College World Series. The Primary Runoff Election is tomorrow.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 27, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 27, 2024. Potentially record-breaking heat expected in the Austin area today. Some cooling centers will be open this Memorial Day. How Austin is helping city workers beat the heat. MetroBike will soon get an upgrade. Memorial Day closures. The Texas Softball team advanced to the Women’s College World Series yesterday.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 24, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 24, 2024. Heat advisory. City workers feeling the heat. Capital Metro will close two downtown MetroRail stations next year until 2026. A lawsuit accuses Central Health of improperly using taxpayer money. Austin FC to play three matches in a week. The Texas Softball team opens their Super Regional Series tonight at McCombs Field against Texas A&M.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 24, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 24, 2024. Heat wave arrives in time for the holiday weekend. A new lawsuit alleges the City of Austin violated state law when approving the redevelopment of the former Austin American-Statesman office site. Programs that help support people who are experiencing homelessness are still facing challenges in Austin. The Summer Meals Program is ramping up as the school year comes to an end. Texas and Texas A&M will compete for a spot in the Women’s College World Series. Austin airport officials are reminding travelers to plan ahead when flying out of Austin Bergstrom International Airport this Memorial Day weekend.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 23, 2024. Travis County Medical Examiner’s report on the impact of the opioid epidemic in central texas. The City of Temple confirmed a tornado touched down there last night. Two Central Texas cities are among the fastest growing in the country. Travis County Clerk Dyana Limon Mercado on the significance of local elections. The Texas Baseball team was eliminated from the Big 12 Championship.

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 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 9, 2024. A San Marcos man was charged with illegally carrying a gun during a protest on the University of Texas campus last week. How the power grid held up under yesterday’s unseasonably hot temperatures. A cold front is bringing a chance of rain and severe weather to Central Texas. The UT Austin president says the university will not allow disruptions to its graduation events. Travis County District Attorney José Garza can use county money to help him fight a petition filed to remove him from office. #1 ranked Longhorns in their final Big 12 Softball tournament.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 6, 2024. Austin’s new city manager outlined his priorities on his first day on the job. Elgin ISD and Georgetown ISD voters approved school bond packages. May rains. Wildfire risk management. Four Austin-area hospitals got a “C” grade for how well they prevent errors, accidents, and infections. The TSA will move the lines for PreCheck and CLEAR to a single checkpoint at Austin-Bergstrom this week. The Texas softball team finished their final year of Big 12 competition as regular season champions.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 6, 2024. May Day protest at UT Austin on Sunday. Austin has a new city manager. Rent prices in the Austin area fall for the 11th consecutive month. Candidates backed by the local Democratic Party won all three elected spots on the Travis Central Appraisal District’s board of directors in Saturday’s election. Researchers at UT Austin’s school of engineering developed e-skin robots. The UT Austin softball team won the Big 12 Conference championship Sunday.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 26, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 26, 2024. UT Austin faculty sign a letter stating they have lost confidence in University President Jay Harzell’s leadership. Travis County will not pursue misdemeanor charges against protesters arrested during a pro-Palestinian demonstration this week on the UT Austin campus. There’s still time to weigh in on a proposal from the Texas Medical Board that would guide doctors navigating the emergency exception to Texas abortion law. Hutto ISD has a new, acting superintendent. Thrive Fest connects families with mental health services for kids. Austin FC. Longhorn sports.

KUT Morning Newscast for April 26, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 26, 2024. A second day of  protest on the UT Austin campus. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow. A union representing Austin ISD employees is calling for higher pay and more manageable workloads during the next school year. Two Texas Longhorns were selected in the first round of last night’s NFL draft.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 25, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 25, 2024. The latest on the pro-Palestinian protests on the UT Austin campus. Texas State University students plan their own protest. Hutto ISD’s superintendent is expected to resign. Biden administration to invest in electric vehicle production in Central Texas. Longhorn softball.