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Austin adopts new zoning rules for electric vehicle charging stations

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Council Member Alison Alter noted that the charging stations are probably not for the average person, but would serve “ride-shares, fleets, other folks who are really trying to transition their vehicles to EVs to help with our environment.”

Sunday, May 19

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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators march near Capitol after Texas DPS closes grounds

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The Texas Department of Public Safety closed the Capitol grounds through the weekend in anticipation of the protest. Organizers called the move an attempt to "repress" pro-Palestinian organizing in the state.

Friday, May 17

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Austin cuts minimum lot size by more than a third, requiring less land to build a home

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For the first time in 80 years, Austin's elected leaders have voted to lower the amount of space needed to build one house — down to 1,800 square feet of land.

Thursday, May 16

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Pick up more than just groceries at H-E-B speed dating event

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If you've ever wanted to pick up warm tortillas and a soulmate in the same shopping trip, this event tonight at the Mueller store is for you.

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Austin's growth cemented it as one of the top 10 most populous cities. Then came Jacksonville.

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Austin's place in the top 10 most-populous cities in the U.S. was short-lived. According to new census data, our town is back at No. 11.(Michael Minasi / KUT News )

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How did the rumor get started about Steiner Ranch being full of swingers?

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The rumor has been going around for years: Steiner Ranch, a suburban subdivision out near Mansfield Dam, is rife with swingers. Think key parties and wife swapping.

Wednesday, May 15

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Austin will vote on rules that impact housing. Here's what's on the table.

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Council members on Thursday will consider changing rules governing building height, the amount of land needed to build a house and development rules near future light-rail stations.

Tuesday, May 14

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2023 ACL Fest brought $500M to Austin, $8M to local parks

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The $499.9 million in economic impact translates to 3,766 full-time jobs in the local economy.

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Austin wants more EV charging stations. City Council will vote on where they can go.

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The growth of Austin's EV fleet will require a simultaneous boom in vehicle charging stations. But the city has to balance its green goals with zoning demands.

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Funding freeze for I-35 expansion denied in heated CAMPO vote

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Despite air quality concerns, the CAMPO board opted to continue funding the I-35 expansion over worries the money could disappear.

Monday, May 13

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A pink, sparkly lowrider went viral online. Now it’s in an Austin museum.

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Mercedes Mata, a young member of the Dallas Lowriders, is showcasing her lowrider La Mera Mera at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

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Austin area is at risk of severe thunderstorms and hail today

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A severe thunderstorm watch that was in effect for much of Monday has been canceled, but there's still a risk of an isolated storm.

Friday, May 10

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UT pledges $13.5 million to cover I-35 from Dean Keeton to 15th Street

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The money is just a fraction of the estimated $394 million required to build more than 17 acres of caps over the highway after TxDOT lowers the main lanes.

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How T.C. Broadnax's salary as Austin's city manager compares across the state

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Broadnax is earning a base salary of nearly half a million dollars along with other benefits, and his job involves many difficult and demanding projects. Here's how the Austin statistics stack up against other Texas cities.

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Join KUT News at two free events this month designed to help our democracy thrive

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For Civics 101 week, we're hosting an interactive event that pulls back the veil on the city's budget and a community discussion exploring our individual civic duty.

Thursday, May 9

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Only some people could vote to remove their neighborhoods from Austin. Here's why.

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Three areas on the outskirts will be disannexed from the city. In one case, a single voter made the call.

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San Marcos man charged with illegally carrying a gun at protest on UT Austin campus

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Police said Michael Maule violated state law by "intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly" carrying a gun without a license on a school campus.

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Severe weather moves through the Austin area Thursday night

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A severe thunderstorm watch is in place for more than a dozen counties — including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell and Bastrop — until midnight Friday.

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Tornado watch north of Austin is in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday

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The watch area includes Williamson and Burnet counties.

Wednesday, May 8

2024 ACL Fest Headliners: Khruangbin, Leon Bridges and Dua Lipa

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The annual music celebration is scheduled to take place Oct. 4-6 and 11-13 in Zilker Park. Local acts scheduled to perform include Being Dead, Promqueen, Kalu & The Electric Joint, and The Tiarras.

Monday, May 6

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20% of Austin's offices are empty. Why is it hard to turn them into homes?

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The biggest obstacle to putting beds in place of desks and work stations comes from the far different space needs for the two uses.

Sunday, May 5

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Lost Creek, two other areas of Austin vote to remove themselves from city limits

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Residents in six neighborhoods voted on whether to "disannex" from the City of Austin in the May 4 election. Land near Blue Goose Road in Northeast Austin and a portion of land in River Place in West Austin will also be removed.

Friday, May 3

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Deep in drought, Austin adopts water conservation plans with promise of more to come

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Austin City Council promised to revisit its water plans after members of an key advisory panel said they were not ambitious enough.

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Austin City Council approves transgender protections. AG Paxton says not so fast.

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A resolution passed Thursday would prevent city money and staff from being used to investigate or prosecute transgender people seeking health care.

Thursday, May 2

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Six Austin neighborhoods could vote to leave the city. Here's what that means for residents.

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The six areas totalling nearly 2 square miles – the largest area being Lost Creek in West Austin.

Wednesday, May 1

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Severe storms expected in the Austin area starting Wednesday afternoon

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Damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado are all possible, the National Weather Service says.

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For the first time, Travis County voters will elect board members to oversee property appraisals

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It’s an election that has attracted little attention. But it could have consequences for the local property tax system.

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As police crack down on UT Austin protesters, campus churches find a new way to reach out

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Churches around the university have found themselves providing food, medical aid and spiritual support amid pro-Palestinian protests and the police response.

Monday, Apr 22

As drought grinds on, task force members slam 'meager' Austin Water conservation plan

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Austin is struggling with drought. But members of a key advisory board say the city's water utility could do more to conserve.

Friday, Apr 19

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For disabled guests, the Texas Eclipse Festival was a weekend of broken promises

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Rumors of mismanagement swirled online after a weather cancellation, but disabled festival goers clocked issues from the start.