West Nile

KUT Afternoon Newscast for September 29, 2023

Central Texas top stories for September 29, 2023. Travis Co resident dies from West Nile virus. Austin subsidized housing renters face increases. Austin Energy behind its own schedule for tree trimming, risking power outages. Drought closes Lake Walter E. Long to boating. Childcare facilities lose additional funding starting this weekend. Many Austin pools closing for season. Austin Parks Foundation increases funding for shade structures. 3rd-ranked Texas faces 24th-ranked Kansas.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 16, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 16, 2023. Front brings northerly winds, drier air. Austin and Travis County declare wildfire disaster. Travis Co extends ban on outdoor burning. Williamson Co reports its first human case of West Nile of 2023. Hole in the Wall gets grant securing 20-year lease. Erwin Center to go out slowly, not with a bang.

2024 Senate race comes into focus as Gutierrez announces candidacy

In a second special session, Texas House and Senate leaders reach a deal on property tax relief. What does it add up to?

State Sen. Roland Gutierrez has announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, making him the second high-profile Democrat – along with Rep. Colin Allred – to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz.

How Texas has become a ground zero for self-driving trucks, with word that driverless semi runs between Dallas and Houston could become a regular thing as soon as next year.

We’ll get the rundown on a legal battle between a group of nuns and a bishop in North Texas.

And a quick cooldown at a Texas ice house.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 29, 2023

Central Texas top stories for June 29, 2023. Still hot, but not dangerously hot. Austin Public Health finds mosquito trap positive for West Nile Virus. Williamson Co fentanyl education. Mayor Watson against Zilker plan. Del Valle ISD offering free books to kids for summer reading. Round Rock ride sharing service.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 24, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 24, 2022. Rain eases wildfire threat. Williamson lifts burn ban. Suspected fentanyl deaths among Hays teens. Travis West Nile cases. Local employment increases. AISD Board ballot.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 24, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 24, 2022. Uvalde CISD police chief termination hearing. Del Valle ISD substitute teacher recruitment. West Nile Virus. Texas State University Monkeypox. Brushy Creek sewage spill. Travis County jail inmates’ access to attorneys.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 29, 2022

Central Texas top stories for July 29, 2022. Austin ISD is shares school safety measures with parents and received an update on possible bond packages. West Nile Virus now present in Travis County. New management approved for Austin’s homeless shelter. $100M expansion coming to Southwestern University. Austin FC prepares to face Sporting Kansas City.

Texas Standard: October 31, 2018

It’s a Texas contest for U.S. Congress that may add up to more than a single congressional seat. We’ll take a look at that race and why the stakes are so high. Also, signs signs everywhere signs: a conspicuous number of Texas front yards enlisted in the 2018 midterms. Signs of the times you might say, but do political yard signs move the needle? We’ll take a closer look. And a Politifact check from the Texas Senate contest, and General Motors calls for the Federal government to issue its first zero emission standards. Should truck huggers across Texas tremble? Fasten your seatbelts and turn up the radio, because its Texas Standard time:

Texas Standard: October 30, 2018

It’s election season: do you know who you’re casting your ballot for? Are you sure? We’ll take a look at reports of problems with voting machines statewide. Also, the White House calls for more than 5,000 active duty troops to be sent to the border to intercept a so-called migrant caravan, and their mission doesn’t seem so much backup as front lines. We’ll have the latest. Also, the president announces a plan to end birthright citizenship. Can he do that on his own? We’ll take a closer look. Plus flares in the field: why oil companies may be underreporting. All that and then some today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 29, 2018

As a nation reels in the aftermath of a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, congregants gather in Sutherland Springs to reflect on what happened there a year earlier. Also, as texans continue to set records at the polls, political experts keep talking about the so-called sleeping giant. But a case can be made that there’s a better metaphor for the power of the Hispanic vote in Texas. We’ll hear about that. Plus the Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas general land office pushing a massive multi-billion dollar plan to put a wall between part of the Texas gulf coast and the next major storm. All that and then some today on the Texas Standard: