solar eclipse

Revisiting the exploits of a notorious Texas jewel thief

As Texas eclipse watchers bask in the afterglow, we’re checking in on one event that was forced to end festivities early due to inclement weather.
A quarterly report offers a look at the health of Texas’ oil and gas industry. Energy analyst Matt Smith breaks it down.
The new book “The King of Diamonds” by Rena Pederson follows the trail of an elusive jewel thief who made off with millions by slipping into the homes of Dallas’ wealthiest residents.
Sea turtle nesting season is underway on South Padre Island. How many hatchlings are expected this year?
Plus: We’ll delve into the benefits of couples sleeping separately.

Texas Extra: More from Bill Nye on the total solar eclipse

“Science Guy” Bill Nye has been beloved by children for generations. He was so kind and generous in a recent interview with the Standard focused on the upcoming total solar eclipse. He also answered a question about why he has been making headlines with his thoughts on climate change. This extended version also includes an introduction with personal stories about both of Nye’s parents.

With the eclipse days away, this small city is more prepared than most

A plan will cap co-pays for state subsidized child care – how much of a difference will it make in stemming a childcare crisis?
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court heard the latest arguments over SB 4, Texas’ controversial new immigration enforcement law. In the meantime, where does the legal back-and-forth leave migrants?
Ennis, a North Texas town that attracts 100,000 visitors each April to see its bluebonnets, has an extra draw for tourists this year: It’s in the eclipse’s path of totality.
And: Why the Judd Foundation, named for Marfa’s most famous modern artist, is taking on Kim Kardashian in court.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 21, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 21, 2024. Even areas cities outside path of totality preparing for eclipse influx. Texas Medical Board to consider exception to abortion law. Loan from TxDOT could help pay for I-35 caps. Austin buys land for affordable housing. Austin looking at changes to food truck inspection process. Manufacturing facility coming to Williamson. Texas begins NCAA Tournament. 

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 12, 2024. Austin ISD clears overdue Special Education evaluations. Bell County’s Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss a proposed annexation of part of Williamson County. Blues on The Green could get financial support from the City of Austin. Austin-Bergstrom had a record setting year last year. Texas jobs forecast. Registration is open for Austin Parks and Recreation summer camps. Dripping Springs prepares for this year’s solar eclipse.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 30, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 30, 2022. Welcome rain in Austin area. Energy weatherization rules approved. Williamson County budget approved. Texas social studies standards. Solar eclipse preps.