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KUT Morning Newscast for April 4, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 4, 2024. Today is the last day to register to vote in May’s local elections. Professors are raising concerns about the University of Texas laying off dozens of staffers in an effort to comply with a new state law. Hutto ISD is trying to prevent construction of a wastewater treatment plant near two of its schools. The City of Austin is collecting eclipse glasses to recycle them after the event.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 3, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 3, 2024. Professors are raising concerns about the dozens of positions UT Austin is eliminating to comply with a law banning DEI programs. Federal regulators say Austin’s water is free of what are referred to as “forever chemicals.” Abortion law survey. San Marcos officials want to change how the city manages water restrictions during drought. Unemployment in Austin is on the rise. Eclipse day weather forecast.

KUT Morning Newscast for April 3, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 3, 2024. UT Austin eliminates positions to comply with a state law banning diversity, equity, and inclusion offices at public universities. Preparation for Monday’s eclipse. Georgetown ISD students can earn a license to operate drones through a school program.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 28, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 28, 2024. U.S. oil and gas production decreased slightly in the first quarter of the year. Central Health has started planning for its 2025 fiscal year budget. Eclipse day at Eanes ISD. New rules for E-Scooters. Gas prices. Longhorn sports.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 26, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 26, 2024. Hays CISD bus crash update. Austin City Manager candidate town hall. The Austin Animal Center is asking for help to reduce overcrowding. APD training update. A Travis County judge blocked the state from demanding information about trans youth from a national LGBTQ organization. UT Austin’s semiconductor program.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 12, 2024. Rent prices in Austin continue to fall. UT Austin will begin requiring standardized test scores as part of its admissions process. Former Uvalde mayor reacts to an independent investigation into the 2022 shooting at Robb Elementary School. The city of Kyle is participating in a Warrant Amnesty Program this month. Leander ISD is already hiring staff for next school year.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 11, 2024. Austin City Council approved the creation of a workforce development program. Austin could be doing more to address 911 calls. UT Austin plans to require standardized test scores for admissions. Some school districts are staying open during next month’s eclipse. Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center’s new Owl Cam.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 4, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 4, 2024. Primary election day is tomorrow. What is a Railroad Commissioner? Students at the University of Texas at Austin are forming a tenants’ union. Round Rock ISD students can earn a free associates degree from Austin Community College starting next year. Spring festival preparation. Longhorns Basketball.

Welcome to Silicon Gulch

(Episode 5) Not that long ago, Austin’s economy was sleepy, to put it mildly. People came here for UT, to work for the state or for the military.

A little more than 50 years ago, a bedsheet changed everything — including the housing market.

What’s the story behind the abandoned house by Dell Medical School?

One of the oldest homes still standing in Austin was once known as The Chateau. Its residents hosted legendary parties that were often safe spaces for gay people in the 1960s and ‘70s. Today, the home is boarded up — but there’s a new effort brewing to ensure it’s preserved.

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.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 10, 2023

Central Texas top stories for February 10, 2023. Less than 1000 Austin Energy customers still affected by power outages. City Manager Spencer will be fired or asked to resign. Austin opening cold weather shelters and exploring better options. Austin ISD working to make it simpler for families to enroll. Texas and Oklahoma poised to leave the Big 12 early. Texas basketball doubleheader this Saturday.

Native Austinite Gabriel Luna on ‘The Last of Us’

One year after an attack on a synagogue in north Texas: an appeal to fellow Texans to step up the fight against antisemitism. We’ll have details. Other stories we’re tracking: with a record surplus, a legislative wishlist from leaders of higher ed in Texas. And which comes first, chicken or eggs? Inflation forcing some tough choices for many Texans as grocery prices scramble home budgets. Also dry January? Or just drier than usual? Some considerations for those resolving to abstain from alcohol in the new year. And a post apocalyptic video game transformed into a TV series. Actor Gabriel Luna on the show’s ties to Texas as well as his own plus much more today on the Texas Standard:

KUT Afternoon Newscast for October 31, 2022

Central Texas top stories for October 31, 2022. AISD Board race. UT-Austin Title IX reporting. Travis County early voting mega-centers. Austin FC falls short. Texas Football returns.

KUT Morning Newscast for September 23, 2022

Central Texas top stories for September 23, 2022. Ozone Action Day. EMS scholarships. UT Austin enrollment records. Senior Community Job Fair. Austin Bergstrom International Airport passenger traffic. UT Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders.

KUT Morning Newscast for September 21, 2022

Central Texas top stories for September 21, 2022. Travis County early voting. Austin City Council D5 and D8 candidate forums. Central Health budget vote delayed. Suggested teacher shortage solutions. UT Austin President Jay Hartzell and tenure. Austin transportation survey and virtual open house.