KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 6, 2024. Allergens in Austin. The City of Austin is revisiting negotiations with Austin’s police union. Texas State Board of Education district 10 runoff. Hand counting mail-in ballots in the March 5th primary election. Eanes ISD swears in the first crop of officers in the district’s police department. Swimming safety for kids. Longhorn softball.

What’s happening at the Cutoff in East Texas?

As cities grow, so do tensions between state and local officials over policy direction. A bipartisan coalition of 18 big city mayors team up to press state officials over top priorities. What they’re planning and more in our conversation with the mayor of Fort Worth. Also, how transgender youth and their families are gearing up to fight several new proposals in the GOP led Texas legislature. And an update over public access to a beloved east Texas body of water called The Cutoff. Plus rising grocery prices and the SNAP gap for those needing help to get food on the table. These stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Ode to Summer

The season doesn’t technically change for another month, but the start of the school year starts to make a shift towards fall. It’s been a hot, dry summer in Texas and many are ready to move on. But, before we do, this Typewriter Rodeo poem highlights a few things we’ll miss.