Zilker Park

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 16, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 16, 2024. Austin is facing a budget shortfall. San Marcos water restrictions may be changing soon. UT Austin President Jay Hartzell on staff layoffs to comply with a new state law banning DEI initiatives at public universities. “Bike lane bounty” initiative hits a snag. All Things Wild takes in a duck with a missing bill. Changes to Zilker Park’s weekend parking fee.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for September 25, 2023

Central Texas top stories for September 25, 2023. Severe weather possible again tonight in Central Texas. One man’s account of getting caught in the storm. How last night’s hail stones got that big. Filing an insurance claim for hail or wind damage. Austin Energy itself got hit. Austin council member takes 60-day medical leave. Aqua Texas protest. Zilker area closures ahead of ACL Fest. Texas football to face tougher opponent.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 8, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 8, 2023. Oak Grove wildfire is 90 percent contained. Red flag and excessive heat warnings for central Texas. Wildfire safety tips.

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 May 30, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 30, 2023. Bill targeting so-called progressive district attorneys goes to Governor’s desk, while another bill to kill Project Connect dies at the Texas Capitol. Jacob’s Well could remain closed through the summer. Writers’ strike affecting this week’s ATX Television Festival. Free meals for all children at IDEA schools. Closures this week at Zilker Park.

KUT Morning Newscast for April 27, 2023

Central Texas top stories for April 27, 2023. Stormy weather update. Williamson County supports violent crime victims. Sexual assault survivor support organization on SB8. Dell Children’s new hospital campus in North Austin. Bat season. Zilker bat found with rabies. School finance bill.

KUT Morning Newscast for March 27, 2023

Central Texas top stories for March 27, 2023. Austin ISD superintendent search. Zilker Park parking fees. Texas Observer shutting down. Free mammograms. NASCAR at COTA. UT Men’s Basketball eliminated. Austin FC.

Plan to prevent the next blackout heads to the Legislature

Historic job growth, but how sustainable? Economist Ray Perryman weighs in on the latest numbers.

As lawmakers prepare for bruising legislative battles ahead, one thing some Texas Republicans and Democrats agree on? Dislike of a new proposal to prevent future statewide power grid blackouts.

Watch your wallets online: our go-to tech expert Omar Gallaga with the latest on data breaches.

And high hopes in some quarters for changes to Texas cannabis laws.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for November 1, 2022

Central Texas top stories for November 1, 2022. Austin Energy rate hike. Austin’s October rainfall. Round Rock special education stipends. Travis County gun violence resolution. Capital Metro service disruptions. Zilker Park reopens.