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KUT Morning Newscast for December 14, 2023

Central Texas top stories for December 14, 2023. Austin wants to help folks build an additional home in their backyard. IntegralCare will choose a new CEO today. The Texas State Board of Education approved new standards for school library collections. Georgetown seeks public input for its transportation plan. Food insecurity in Hays county. Longhorn football’s 2024 schedule is revealed.

Everything you need to know about cedar fever

Arguments are set for today in a challenge to Texas’ near-total abortion ban. Eleanor Klibanoff of the Texas Tribune with more about a major abortion case before the state Supreme Court.

A securities case before the U.S. Supreme Court could destroy the U.S. government, according to some critics. We’ll try to sort the hyperbole from the facts.

A Texas-based international relations expert weighs in with more on the extended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

They call it cedar fever season – only there’s no fever, and for some, the suffering lasts more than a season. Top tips for dealing with a Texas scourge.

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Texas and Oklahoma are poised to leave the Big 12 early

The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oklahoma are set to leave the Big 12 Conference one year earlier than expected. The Big 12 announced Thursday night it had reached a tentative plan for both schools to leave the conference after the 2023-2024 athletic year. The UT and OU governing boards will need to sign off on the agreement.

Texas Standard: January 7, 2022

As hospitals struggle to deal with rising COVID-19 caseloads amid an Omicron surge, what about long term care facilities in TX? We’ll have the latest. Also, almost 20% of Dallas firefighters are out sick with COVID-19. We’ll look at how the city’s trying to deal with staffing shortages. And Governor Abbott taking bipartisan heat over suicides, and low morale among National Guard troops at the border. We’ll hear more. Plus a Texas expert on communication and rhetoric revisits President Biden’s speech marking the one year anniversary of the capitol insurrection. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 2, 2021

The expiration of an eviction moratorium. What comes next for hundreds of thousands of Texans behind on rent? A closer look today on the Texas Standard.

Other stories we are tracking: the federal government sues the state of Texas over a new order from the governor restricting the transportation of migrants. We’ll have details. Also a new chapter for a legendary Texas publishing house. The impact of the switch to the SEC for student athletes. Spiritual healers from the borderlands and their often overlooked impact and legacy. And a surprise victory for a Texas republican whose challenger was endorsed by Trump. What happened? Those stories and more.

Texas Standard: July 27, 2021

For the first time a federal agency is issuing Coronavirus vaccination mandates to employees. Are more such mandates coming to Texas? We’ll have more on what some are calling a growing consensus over vaccine mandates as the Delta Variant of COVID-19 spreads rapidly across Texas and the nation. Also, a Texas-based expert weighs in on growing casualties and uncertainty as U.S. forces withdraw from what’s been called America’s longest war. And a game changer: why a decision by the University of Texas to leave one college football conference for another is big news for more than just sports fans. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard: