Storms

‘Good Night, Irene’ follows a courageous woman’s story in the WWII Red Cross

It was the second hottest summer on record for Texas, but is it safe to ask if it’s over? What to expect as a cold front pushes into Texas. Matt Lanza of Space City Weather with a look at whether today marks a turning point.

Gun violence numbers are changing how many feel about safety in a North Texas suburb. KERA’s Caroline Love with more from Allen.

Google launches an effort to combat spam, but will it work? Tech expert Omar Gallaga with more.

A border bottleneck raises red flags as Texas ramps up truck inspections.
And a Texas Book Festival preview with the author of ‘Good Night, Irene’.

KUT Morning Newscast for June 22, 2023

Central Texas top stories for June 22, 2023. Austin Energy power outages. Central Texas storms. Austin FC wins over Dallas. University of Texas mental health care expansion.

Cormac McCarthy’s deep Texas ties

A tornado tore through the Panhandle town of Perryton on Thursday, leaving three dead, scores injured and many without homes – and forecasts say there’s more severe weather on the way.

Native American tribes are celebrating a big win before the Supreme Court in an adoption law case brought by a white foster couple from Texas.

What an expo in El Paso says about an aspect of border security that’s seldom talked about.

Remembering a giant of American novelists, Cormac McCarthy, and his ties to Texas.

And the week in politics with the Texas Tribune.

Texas Standard: June 13, 2022

Less than democrats hoped for but more than they expected, that’s how a new bipartisan gun safety deal, led in part by Texas Senator John Cornyn, is being characterized by some. We’ll hear what’s in it and what isn’t. Also, the tight market for homes in Austin and elsewhere in Texas; would-be homebuyers might be surprised what they’re up against. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 22, 2019

Huge political news in the Lone Star state as one of the most powerful politicians in Texas government says he won’t seek reelection amid scandal. We’ll have the latest on House speaker Dennis Bonnens decision. Also, the Texas city once hyped as greenest in the nation is now suing to get out of its solar power deal. We’ll have the latest. And ex Baylor coach Art Briles returns to football, in a place even some locals were surprised to find him. Plus, how do so-called red flag gun laws work in real life situations? Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Severe Weather Alerts

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for parts of the state over the weekend. Texans also know to keep there eyes and ears out for anything that could be more severe. That was the inspiration for this week’s poem.

Texas Standard: March 8, 2016

Fire at a petroleum plant: an explosion? No one’s quite sure, but what we do know it was operating illegally. Business as usual? That’s today on the Texas Standard.

Coming up, California has the big one…so does Texas—only ours is less likely to be a quake than a storm. We’ll hear about the research and what if anything’s being done to protect Texas.

Also marijuana in the spotlight…wait a minute..those look like L-E-D’s…a new industry sprouts.

And filmmaker Richard Linklater joins us in the studio to talk about his new film, a sequel to a pop culture classic…don’t touch that dial, it’s Texas Standard time.

Texas Standard: November 17, 2015

Last weekend it was Paris, next they warn Washington. What top intelligence officials tell us about how to stop the so called islamic state. And as storms sweep the state, a new study shown billions in damage to Texas roads…from weather alone. We’ll do the numbers. Also Texas Textbooks revisited: a push to get the history right, after complaints that too much is all wrong. Plus ten and 0- the last undefeated team in college football…who saw the Cougars coming? The Cinderella story of the year? All those stories and many more on todays Texas Standard:

El Niño

Communities across the state are still recovering from the Memorial Day floods brought on by El Niño. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter this week.

May 29, 2015

Storms pummel Texas again. More than half foot of rain around Dallas, rivers rising near Houston and elsewhere….so what can we do to help?
We’ll get the latest on new flooding and recovery efforts — and we’ll hear from a United Way leader on how to lend a helping hand.
Plus, the end of the Texas legislative session is around the corner…we’ll get insight and analysis from experts.
Also – life after foster care, Texas golf hero Jordan Spieth, and a place where your dog can live if you pass away first.

May 26, 2015

The Memorial Day floods of 2015-Texas tossed by storms statewide. From Houston to Hill Country, Del Rio to Dallas…an epic downpour tosses cars along interstate off ramps drowning downtown streets and leaving hundreds seeking shelter. Also, the tempest inside the Texas legislature over new abortion restrictions. And concerns about foster care and the rights of biological parents. Those stories plus LBJ reconsidered, and is multitasking for real or just fiction?