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KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 19, 2024. Impact of Tropical Storm Alberto. An effort by state grid operators to bolster the Texas power supply going into this summer has failed. Austin Energy wants to enroll more people in its Customer Assistance Program. Round Rock ISD has found a way to approve a balanced budget for the school year ahead despite many districts in the area facing budget deficits. Juneteenth celebrations continue in Austin today.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 18, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 18, 2024. Texas Supreme Court rules state electric grid regulators acted legally when they hiked energy rates during a blackout in February 2021. What Hays CISD is doing to tackle a budget deficit. A reward is being offered for information about the shooter that killed two people at a Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock. The University of Texas at Austin is laying off more than a dozen employees responsible for communication and marketing. Lynn Boswel is running for reelection to the Austin ISD board of trustees. The City of Austin is getting rid of some public pool fees this summer. Juneteenth celebrations. Rain expected for tomorrow.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 17, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 17, 2024. Police in Round Rock have released the names of two people killed by gunfire during the city’s Juneteenth celebration over the weekend. A trial to determine the fate of Austin’s planned light rail system. Thunderstorm chances this week. Another bat species in Texas has tested positive for White-Nose Syndrome. Gas Prices in the local area are now averaging less than three dollars a gallon.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 28, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 28, 2024. It’s Election Day for primary runoff races across Texas. The Texas Republican party doubled-down on private school vouchers during the recent state convention. Austin ISD is providing Spanish interpretation at its high school graduation ceremonies. City leaders in Georgetown are preparing for another hot, dry summer. The National Weather Service says there’s an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms in the Austin area late this afternoon.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 18, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 18, 2024. Austin will restart a program that gives public cash to low-income families. Advocates and families of imprisoned Texans are calling on the state to provide AC in prisons ahead of another hot summer. The City of Austin will keep the Marshalling Yard open for another eight months. Healthcare worker shortage task force. The Austin area could get some severe weather tonight.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 1, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 1, 2024. Austin ISD school bus safety. Severe weather is possible tonight. Travis County Expunction Expo. Austin-Bergstrom’s new CEO. ABIA raises parking prices. Austin FC’s first win of the season.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 28, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 28, 2024. Elevated fire risk today. Early voting ends Friday. The annual Great Texas River Cleanup is coming up this weekend. APD launched a crime data portal. NWS is offering training for volunteer ‘storm spotters.’ Longhorn sports.

KUT Morning Newscast for January 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 12, 2024. Windy Friday. Change of plans for MLK day celebration. Austin ISD is making progress on special education evaluation backlog. Austin ISD budget deficit. Ascension Seton and Acadia healthcare partnership. A recent report finds white nationalist groups are putting up more banners and flyers in Texas compared to other parts of the country.

KUT Morning Newscast for January 08, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 08, 2024. Challenges for professional weather observers inside air traffic control tower at Austin-Bergstrom. National Weather Service issues wind advisory for Central Texas. Austin ISD is hosting public meetings with lone superintendent finalist. Texas has room for improvement when it comes to maternal and infant health conditions. Sobering Center expansion plans.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for November 21, 2023

Central Texas top stories for November 21, 2023. Gas prices low ahead of Thanksgiving travel. Homeless Strategy Office. Ascension Seton nurses to protest tomorrow. Shiloh Black Cemetery in Hutto. Texas school superintendent salaries. El Niño is expected this winter.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for October 26, 2023

Central Texas top stories for October 26, 2023. Severe weather in Central Texas. Flood safety. Drought monitor. United Airlines flight attendants protest. National drug takeback day in Kyle. School voucher pushback. Georgetown drag show. CapMetro rules on alcohol consumption.

KUT Morning Newscast for October 26, 2023

Central Texas top stories for October 26, 2023. Potential flooding in Central Texas today. Early voting numbers in Travis County. Land code public hearings begin today. Central Health leadership vote postponed. Vaccine mandate ban bill. Poll on school vouchers.