Williamson County

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 19, 2024. A global tech outage caused by Austin-based cyber security firm CrowdStrike caused delays today at some city and county offices. The impact of the tech outage on local hospital systems. Reactions to disruptions at ABIA. A person in Williamson County has tested positive West Nile virus.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 15, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 15, 2024. APD’s more hands-on approach to recruiting. Austin’s Fire Department will provide a free wildfire risk evaluation of the outside of your home and property. The Austin Public Library is looking to beef up security across its 20 branches. A new APD substation is coming to Northwest Austin. The City of Kyle is encouraging residents to use water conservation devices and participate in the city’s rebate program.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 12, 2024. The Austin City Council could adopt another record-breaking budget for 2025. APD substation plans for Williamson County. Skillpoint Alliance nonprofit is looking to address the region’s shortage of skilled manufacturing workers. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up to spend 45-million dollars on a new safety system that will direct how planes move around the Barbara Jordan Terminal. President Joe Biden will be in Austin on Monday to commemorate 60 years since the signing of the Civil Rights Act. A local theater company is partnering with the Austin Community College Drama Department to launch a new festival next month. The Willie Mae Kirk Branch of the Austin Public Library will be closed for renovations starting Saturday.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 5, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 5, 2024. Rent prices in Austin have now been falling for a full year. More than a thousand children in the Texas foster care system went missing at some point in 2023. Austin Water customers in parts of Southwest Austin may have limited access to water on Friday. Intense rainfall is becoming more frequent in Williamson County, according to results from a floodplain mapping study. Alex Jones to sell his ranch to pay down debts. Longhorns vs. Sooners in the Women’s College World Series finals.

KUT Morning Newscast for May 22, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 22, 2024. Austin’s new city manager is building his team at city hall. Memorial Day Weekend traffic enforcement. Intense rainfall is becoming more frequent in Williamson County. Amber alert issued for two children last seen in Yorktown, Texas. Travis County will soon start design work to reconstruct some of the worst roads in the area.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 14, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 14, 2024. The city of Austin resumed contract negotiations with the local police union. The median sales price of homes in the Austin area is up slightly. Georgetown could partner with Williamson County to expand its animal shelter. The NAACP this week urged Black athletes to boycott predominantly white schools in Florida over the state’s anti-DEI policies. The University of Texas men’s basketball team is out of the Big 12 tournament.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 11, 2024. One Austin city manager candidate withdrew from consideration. TxDOT is taking public input on a possible road expansion in southwestern Travis County. U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on whether Texas state troopers can arrest immigrants who cross into the U.S. Emergency communications for blind and deaf residents. Travis County Parks will start taking reservations today for next month’s total solar eclipse. Williamson County officials are preparing for an increase in visitors and traffic ahead of the total solar eclipse next month. Deep Eddy Pool in Austin is reopening today.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 08, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 08, 2024. Former Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies acquitted in manslaughter case. The Austin Independent School District is preparing to make significant spending cuts to remain financially stable. City of Uvalde independent investigation finds officers did not violate department policies in Robb Elementary shooting. SXSW road closures. Austin’s Living Streets Program. Hays CISD will close for the April 8th eclipse.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for March 7, 2024. Garza gets votes from all over Austin. Austin City Council passed another climate change resolution. Only two republican incumbents won their primary race. Prosecutors and defense attorneys made their closing arguments this afternoon in a trial of two former Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies. Austin Police have announced an extended DWI no-refusal enforcement period. Stormy weather inbound.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 27, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 27, 2024. Many public school teachers considered leaving their jobs in the last year. Passenger growth at Austin-Bergstrom appears to be slowing down. Pflugerville is enacting Stage 1 water restrictions starting this Friday. Repairs begin tomorrow for a pipeline that transports water from Lake Travis to cities in Williamson County. HealthSouth development’s future is unclear. Kerville is selling parking in advance of the upcoming eclipse. Longhorns basketball.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 26, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 26, 2024. Voter turnout during early voting. Record day for wind and solar power. Two former Williamson County sheriff’s deputies are on trial in Travis County. Quiet zones still a few weeks away.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 19, 2024. Presidents day closures. Mail ballot deadline. Williamson County’s partnership with a South Korean trade agency is generating interest from Korean companies. Austin Marathon winners.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 16, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 16, 2024. Courts are still catching up on tickets written last year during APD’s partnership with Texas DPS. A jury trial is set to start this month for two former Williamson County sheriff’s deputies. Blues on the Green is back on. Food service workers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport are asking for a raise. Hutto ISD is set to launch a new teacher apprenticeship. Longhorn teams in action this weekend.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 15, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 15, 2024. A petition to incorporate parts of Williamson County into a groundwater conservation district based out of Bell County fails. The City of Austin will spend more than $700 thousand to finalize a labor contract with Austin Police. The Austin City Council adopted a resolution to address climate change, sustainability and resiliency. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services is nearing the end of a process to re-determine Medicaid eligibility. The Pflugerville Independent School District is in the market for a new superintendent.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 13, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 13, 2024. The City of Austin seeks public input in their search for a permanent city manager. Williamson County residents gave feedback on a proposed annexation of part of Williamson County by a groundwater conservation district in nearby Bell County. Texas History Galleries at the Bullock Museum are now fully bilingual.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 12, 2024. Austin ISD clears overdue Special Education evaluations. Bell County’s Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss a proposed annexation of part of Williamson County. Blues on The Green could get financial support from the City of Austin. Austin-Bergstrom had a record setting year last year. Texas jobs forecast. Registration is open for Austin Parks and Recreation summer camps. Dripping Springs prepares for this year’s solar eclipse.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 12, 2024. The City of Leander moves into phase four of its water conservation plan. Texas GOP censures Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan. Shooting at Lakewood Church in Houston over the weekend. Del Valle ISD school board open seat application deadline is today. Landowners in Williamson County are raising concerns over the county’s water supply.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 11, 2024. How the City of Austin is preparing for freezing temperatures. How to prepare your car for the cold. Plans for Austin’s MLK day march could change due to the freezing temperatures. Texas is having one of its warmest winters on record. Williamson county emergency responders partner with We Are Blood. Drought picture is improving with recent rains.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 09, 2023

Central Texas top stories for January 09, 2023. Central Texas is expecting the coldest weather of the season next week. The City of Austin is activating its cold weather shelter operations tonight. Austin Police plan to set up an arraignment court at the downtown jail. A group in Williamson County is petitioning to have the western portion of the county join the nearby Bell County water conservation district. Del Valle ISD school board seat remains open. Longhorns men’s basketball looking for their first Big 12 conference victory of the season.

KUT Morning Newscast for January 09, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 09, 2024. Threats posed by severe winds. Austin officials say they’re not responsible for investigating the legal status of migrants. More information on the accused shooter from last month’s shootings in Austin and San Antonio. Some Williamson County residents are questioning the county’s ability to maintain groundwater supply amid drought.