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KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 6, 2024. Texas tries to get big private-sector money to build more natural gas power plants. Austin Police investigating stabbing as “bias-motivated incident”. Austin airport closes one of three TSA checkpoints. ‘Horns face another ranked opponent tonight. H-E-B tops in customer satisfaction. 

Could Texas’ electric grid finally connect to other states?

A grand jury in Uvalde will consider possible charges over law enforcement’s failed response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary.

An Air Force general who was stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph faces a court-martial over charges of sexually assaulting a subordinate.

The Texas power grid is famously separate from the rest of the country – but a plan has been quietly moving forward to connect it to a grid operating in the southeastern U.S.

And: Shipping lanes are shifting routes amid attacks in the Red Sea. What are the ripple effects in Texas?

The Texas Grid Under Pressure

In this bonus episode, you’ll hear a panel of experts we brought together to mark two years since the 2021 blackout, where we discuss the future of the Texas grid in the face of climate change and the increasingly extreme weather linked to it.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 09, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 09, 2023. Thunderstorm activity possible tonight. Texas Senate energy grid proposals. Austin petition process faces changes. Project Connect housing plan. APD online reporting system. Austin wants more EV chargers.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for October 21, 2022

Central Texas top stories for October 21, 2022. Fire danger. Austin City Council District 9 candidate forum. Mail ballot deadline. Texas electric grid vulnerability. Texas vs OK State. Austin FC playoffs. Longhorn volleyball