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Texas forests threatened by spread of invasive beetle

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Emerald ash borers were recently found in five new counties in Texas.

Monday, May 20

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What does a school board do? An Austin ISD trustee explains

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Long before she was elected to serve as the District 1 Trustee, Candace Hunter understood the ins and outs of the school board. The former Austin ISD teacher has spent a lot of time trying to help other people understand it too.

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KUT News and “Texas Standard” win five Regional Murrow Awards

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The KUT and “Texas Standard” newsrooms are celebrating five Regional Edward R. Murrow Award wins – among the most respected journalism awards in the world – from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

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Texas tiene el mayor número de menores sin seguro médico del país. Una pequeña clínica de Austin quiere atenderlos.

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Se cree que Lirios Pediatrics es la única clínica del estado que atiende exclusivamente a niños sin seguro médico, y de forma gratuita.

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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.”

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Who pays for Texas highways?

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Highways cost billions of dollars in state and federal tax revenue to build and maintain. Then there are the hidden costs: polluted air, traffic congestion and increased greenhouse gas emissions.

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Travis County will turn family's ranch into 1,500 acres of public parkland

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On Tuesday, Travis County will close on a deal to buy more than 1,500 acres of wilderness parkland for $90 million. The Travis County Parks Department plans to add hike and bike trails, parking lots and restrooms, but it won't be ready for…

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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'I want to be a part of this': Texas Burlesque Festival celebrates the art and community of Burly Q

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The seventeenth iteration of the Texas Burlesque Festival happens May 31 - June 2 in Austin

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.

Report raises concerns Texas education dollars were funneled out of the state

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Mike Miles, state-appointed superintendent of Houston ISD, is at the center of the investigation.

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Texas has the most uninsured kids in the U.S. A small Austin clinic wants to serve them.

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Lirios Pediatrics is believed to be the only clinic in the state that exclusively serves uninsured children — for free.

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Decades ago, UT Austin students camped out to save dozens of trees. Then police were called in.

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You could argue the stakes were lower then; the protesters were there to save some trees along Waller Creek. But the response from university administrators was the same.

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El Austin State Hospital abrirá sus nuevas instalaciones rediseñadas este verano

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La tan esperada actualización de este hospital de 163 años de antigüedad pretende ayudar a que cerca de 700 pacientes al año reciban tratamiento agudo de salud mental.

Thursday, May 16

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Gov. Abbott pardons Daniel Perry, who was convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter protester

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Perry had been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Garrett Foster during an altercation at a protest in 2020.

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Proposed pipeline raising concerns for West Texas communities in its path

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The structure would crisscross the state to bring natural gas to a point off Mexico’s Baja California coast.

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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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Severe storms could sweep through the Austin area

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Chances for severe storms continue into Thursday evening, mainly before 10 p.m.

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Austin State Hospital set to open new, redesigned facility this summer

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The long-awaited update to the 163-year-old hospital aims to help nearly 700 patients a year receive acute mental health treatment.

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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 begins national search for city's next police chief

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The city opened the job Wednesday and will keep it open through June 10.

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Guía del votante de Austin para la segunda vuelta de las elecciones del 28 de mayo

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Algunos escaños en la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos y puestos judiciales van a votación en los condados de Travis, Williamson y Hays. Aprende cómo verificar tu registro de votante, previsualizar tu boleta y encontrar lugares…

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Texas State University may no longer host a presidential debate this election

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The university was planning to spend about $5 million to prepare for the debate between Biden and Trump, originally scheduled for Sept. 16.

El condado de Travis llamará a elecciones sobre impuestos para ampliar guarderías y programas extraescolares

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De aprobarse, el aumento de 2.5 centavos generaría casi 77 millones de dólares para ayudar a las familias con bajos ingresos.

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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.

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Kyles travel for miles to try and break a Guinness World Record

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If your name is Kyle, a festival in Kyle, Texas, has your name all over it. The city needs 2,326 people named Kyle to break the world record for the largest same-name gathering.

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An Austin-area voter guide to the May 28 runoff elections

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A few U.S. House seats and judicial positions are up for a vote across Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Learn how to check your voter registration, preview your ballot and find polling locations and hours.

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Travis County to call tax rate election to expand child care, after-school programs

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If approved, the 2.5 cent increase would generate nearly $77 million to help low-income families.

Tuesday, May 14

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In Black America: Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII halftime show press conference with Usher

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The R&B artist spoke with Apple Music radio host Nadeska Alexa about being the first independent artist to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show.