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Lower speed limits are coming to some Austin roads, including parts of Cameron Road, Airport Boulevard, South Lamar Boulevard and Pleasant Valley Road. kutne.ws/30nhIF6
WATCH: Austin students held a rally at the Capitol today, calling on lawmakers to take bold steps to address climate change. kutne.ws/2OjZ4aJ
@austintexasgov will pay a Washington, D.C.-based research firm up to $800,000 to evaluate how Austin police officers investigate sexual assault cases. | @AKMcGlinchy kutne.ws/30fkSdJ
Reverse mortgages resulting in foreclosures have become more common in Central Texas, @TRLA says. | @AKMcGlinchy kutne.ws/31JTAde https://t.co/X954hgAJB6
More rounds of speed limit changes are planned as the Austin Transportation Department continues to implement its new speed management program. | @SamuelKingNews kutne.ws/30nhIF6
@AustinISD has revised its rules for public comment at school board meetings, reducing the time people are allowed to speak but removing the cap on the number of people allowed to speak on an agenda item. | @ClaireMcInerny kutne.ws/30fUq3J
Austin students rallied at the state Capitol today to raise awareness of the climate crisis as part of an international youth climate strike. kutne.ws/30A4nVJ https://t.co/TDwX6xuYMA
@EdAustin_TX and LGBTQ activists are asking Austin ISD for a discussion on training for AISD police officers after an August school board meeting where audience members clashed over homophobic comments. | @ClaireMcInerny kutne.ws/30A4nVJ https://t.co/4eLJ8keQsO
RT @ClaireMcInerny: There are changes to @AustinISD's public comment rules at school board meetings. ALSO, I figured with the school chan…
Over the past half-century, North America has lost more than a quarter of its entire bird population, or around 3 billion birds. kutne.ws/30BaUiU
RT @England_Weber: And roughly 3:30 minutes later, Council votes to postpone changing ordinances.
RT @sangitamenon: Student organizers speak on the steps of the Texas Capitol at a rally to address climate change. https://t.co/HZjUd45eKk
RT @AKMcGlinchy: Lawyers with @TRLA have been seeing a rise in reverse mortgages ending in foreclosures -- particularly because people fail…
RT @sangitamenon: Thousands of people gather on the grounds of the Texas Capitol chanting “It’s time to act ;Don’t deny the facts.” They sa…
Lower speed limits are coming to some Austin roads, including portions of South Lamar Boulevard, Airport Boulevard and Riverside Drive. | @SamuelKingNews kutne.ws/30nhIF6 https://t.co/D3ZGcNKdZB
RT @stellamchavez: Austin Students Demand City And State Take Action On Climate Change tinyurl.com/y2r2evwp via @KUT @KUTnathan #Climate…
When taking out a reverse mortgage in Austin means losing your home. | @AKMcGlinchy kutne.ws/31JTAde https://t.co/Xry4oWE6xP
A burst pipe has closed the Austin Municipal Court downtown today. twitter.com/austintexasgov…
Law enforcement has yet to identify the people behind a ransomware attack on the Travis County Appraisal District on Sept. 11. | @England_Weber kutne.ws/30aPyNZ
Mexico is the second deadliest country in the world for transgender people, according to a recent study. Yet many LGBTQ migrants are stuck in the border city of Ciudad Juárez. From @keranews: kutne.ws/2OaF4qN
Every year, more people move to Texas from other states than leave. But the net population growth from those new arrivals has been shrinking, and researchers are trying to figure out why. | @MoseBuchele kutne.ws/2Ocdo4O
About 4.4 million Texans of color live in households with medical debt, according to a new study from the Center for Public Policy Priorities (@CPPP_TX) in Austin. | @AshLopezRadio kutne.ws/30b4A6l https://t.co/TF7ObBLrWD
The Travis County Appraisal District said it didn't pay any money to the people behind a ransomware attack on its computer system. | @England_Weber kutne.ws/30aPyNZ
RT @SamuelKingNews: The city is aiming to take a more proactive approach to speeding, a main factor in serious traffic crashes: https://t.c…
At KUT's live discussion of Austin ISD's proposal to overhaul the entire district, school officials said the idea is about more than just closings. | @ClaireMcInerny kutne.ws/2O8K1As
Mark your calendars for next month's KUT Book Club, featuring a conversation about "Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact" with author @asherprice at @BookPeople. See you at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14. kutne.ws/30dDvjd
Downtown businesses have argued the revisions to the city's homelessness rules have made the area more unsafe. An #ATXCouncil vote expected tomorrow could reinstate restrictions on camping and resting in public. @England_Weber kutne.ws/30c2kfd #ATXCouncil https://t.co/2xi2EJVHgH
"We started noticing some really extreme discrepancies between racial groups having medical debt," @CPPP_TX's Jonathan Lewis said. A study also found that those disparities are especially high in Travis County. | @AshLopezRadio kutne.ws/30b4A6l
@GovAbbott declared a state of disaster in 13 counties today, saying the severe weather "has caused widespread and severe property damage and threatens loss of life." #Imelda kutne.ws/308bk53
A city report found that a third of low-level marijuana arrests in San Marcos were of black people, but they account for about 5% of the city’s population. | @DaLyahJ kutne.ws/2ObKxhc
The Travis County Appraisal District said its computer systems were hacked Sept. 11 in a ransomware attack, but there's no evidence any data from appraisals was compromised. | @England_Weber kutne.ws/30aPyNZ
Fewer out-of-staters are moving to Texas, and a lot of Texans are moving out. | @MoseBuchele kutne.ws/2Ocdo4O https://t.co/pY6pS3rGDs
Austin City Council members heard testimony on revisions to its homelessness rules ahead of an expected vote Friday that could reinstate restrictions on camping and resting in public. More from @England_Weber: kutne.ws/30c2kfd #ATXCouncil
Twenty-six people were displaced from their homes in this morning's South Austin apartment complex fire. twitter.com/AustinFireInfo…
Many critics of AISD's plan say it focuses more on renovating consolidated schools rather than putting in districtwide changes to make sure students do well academically. @AustinISD says the concern is already being addressed in the next draft. kutne.ws/2O8K1As https://t.co/L4zdBpCgp9
RT @England_Weber: #atxcouncil heard hours of testimony on the city's homelessness ordinances yesterday. The lion's share of it was support…
One person received minor injuries while evacuating during this morning's South Austin apartment fire, @ATCEMS said. twitter.com/AustinFireInfo…
Nonwhite households are more likely to have medical debt than white households in Travis County, a @CPPP_TX study found. | @AshLopezRadio kutne.ws/30b4A6l https://t.co/ZUyymNF0mN
#ATXTraffic: Roads are closed around the scene of a large fire in South Austin early this morning. @austinfiredept said the fire was under control just after 6 a.m. twitter.com/TxDOTAustin/st…
"Unfortunately I think he set back the debate a lot — maybe by not just years but decades," Sen. @JohnCornyn said of former Rep. @BetoORourke's push for mandatory buybacks for assault weapons. More from The @TexasTribune: kutne.ws/2V2nyXb
The one-page indictment against the man accused of killing 22 people in El Paso offers few new details but lists the names of the 22 victims. kutne.ws/2Nndbfs
Did you miss our live conversation with @AustinISD and city officials about the district's school closure plan? You can watch the discussion here: kutne.ws/2V4J7Gp
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Today we hosted a live radio show dedicated to talking about the @AustinISD proposal to close and Change schools. It’s…
Oct. 7 is the last day to update your address or register to vote in this November's local and state constitutional elections in Texas. Here’s everything you need to know to do either of those things: kutne.ws/2V6J4tR
@BetoORourke's aggressive push for mandatory buybacks for assault weapons has upended the gun debate nationwide, but perhaps nowhere more dramatically than in Texas. More from The @TexasTribune: kutne.ws/2V2nyXb
Heavy rains triggered flash floods in eastern Texas as #Imelda moves north. Imelda was briefly a tropical storm after forming in the Gulf. kutne.ws/2V8ydQ7
RT @asherprice: Honored to talk with @KUT book club. Join us @BookPeople the evening of Oct 14! twitter.com/kut/status/117…
Officials in Texas on Wednesday released the grand jury indictment filed last week against a man accused of killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart last month. kutne.ws/2Nndbfs
Would you be affected by the closure of the 12 schools in Austin ISD's consolidation plan? Public meetings at the schools start on Sept. 23 and continue through Oct. 10. | @ClaireMcInerny kutne.ws/2NlchAc
Oct. 7 is the last day to register to vote in this November's local and state constitutional elections in Texas. It’s also the last day to update your address if you’ve moved since the last time you voted. kutne.ws/2V6J4tR
Austin City Council is set to take up the proposed revision to the ordinance on panhandling, camping and resting in public starting at 1 p.m. today. | @England_Weber kutne.ws/2NldsQ4 #ATXCouncil
Did you miss KUT's live discussion about @AustinISD's school closure plan this morning? Watch the full conversation here: kutne.ws/2V4J7Gp
We're going to hear now from current members of the @AustinISD board of trustees: Geronimo Rodriguez, currently president of the board, and Arati Singh (@aratisingh), an at-large member of the board. kutne.ws/2V43mV2
 
@AustinISD Board President @Geronimo4AISD says it's time to talk about equity. "We should expect good schools in every part of this community."
 
@Geronimo4AISD says the district wants to "co-create" schools with members of the community. kutne.ws/2Aprmbs
 
@drkjprince says @AustinISD is trying to be bold but also be anti-racist.
 
@district1atx says we must be mindful about cultural competence and recognizing difficult opportunities. She says the community must pay attention to what we've learned about Austin's history.
 
Here's a look at that history from @ClaireMcInerny: kutne.ws/2QrDsLU
Watch Live: KUT's @jenstayton and education reporter @ClaireMcInerny are joined by Lisa Goodnow (@elisajoan), associate superintendent of academics and social and emotional learning for AISD, and Matias Segura (@Matias_AISD), AISD's operations officer. kutne.ws/2V43mV2
 
@Matias_AISD says bond money for Pecan Springs is tied to mechanical improvements and repairs. @AustinISD will preserve funds at the school – for A/C etc. – to support students through the transition, and then the money would follow the students.
RT @MoseBuchele: @ClaireMcInerny is putting your great questions on Austin school closures to AISD officials right now. Tune in here. https…
@elisajoan says @AustinISD looked at how to keep the best teachers in the classroom with "abundant" resources. kutne.ws/2Aprmbs
 
@Matias_AISD says @AustinISD wants communities to come together and tell them what programs make the most sense where they live. kutne.ws/2Aprmbs
 
@elisajoan says @AustinISD wants to bring communities together to reimagine something better in their schools.
 
Ask fourth-graders how to solve problems, she says, and you'd be surprised with the ideas they come up with.
 
@elisajoan says the idea is to improve access to academic opportunities for all @AustinISD students. kutne.ws/2Aprmbs
Operations officer @Matias_AISD says @AustinISD made a commitment not to use a single data point when deciding what schools would be on list of closures. kutne.ws/2Aprmbs
Watch Live Now: You asked us questions about @AustinISD's school closure plan. Now we're getting the answers from school district and city officials. kutne.ws/2V43mV2
Starting shortly after 9 a.m., KUT is hosting a live conversation about @AustinISD’s plan to close and consolidate schools. You can listen to the conversation on the radio at 90.5 FM or watch the live video here: kutne.ws/2V43mV2
RT @England_Weber: Clerk says just over 50 people have signed up for public input on the homelessness ordinance at #atxcouncil today. Her…
You asked us questions about @AustinISD's school closure plan. Now we're getting the answers from school district and city officials. Watch the conversation live starting shortly after 9 a.m.: kutne.ws/2V43mV2
The #2020Election is coming, but there's an election this November, too. Here's how to make sure you're registered before the Oct. 7 deadline. | @mattlargey kutne.ws/2V6J4tR
Starting Sept. 23, Austin ISD will host its first meetings with parents after announcing plans for dramatic changes throughout the district. kutne.ws/2NlchAc
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Today at 9 a.m. you can listen and watch our live discussion on school closures. A video will be embedded in this link…
Listen to KUT's live, one-hour show this morning at 9 dedicated to @AustinISD's school closure plan. What questions do you have about the plan? kutne.ws/2PN8VrI
Austin ISD public meetings to discuss the district's school closure plan will start on Sept. 23 and continue almost every day until Oct. 10. | @ClaireMcInerny kutne.ws/2NlchAc
Tomorrow at 9 a.m., listen to KUT's live, one-hour show dedicated to @AustinISD's school closure plan. kutne.ws/2PN8VrI
Crystal Mason's ballot was never counted. Will she still go to prison for illegally voting? More from The @TexasTribune: kutne.ws/2NsRPxB
RT @DaLyahJ: Today, supporters and members of SMTX nonprofit @ManoAmigaSM are gathered at City Hall during a council meeting. They’re dem…
As Texas cracks down on abortion, Austin votes to help women defray related costs. | @AshLopezRadio kutne.ws/2NjO3q5
Mark your calendars for the next KUT Book Club on Oct. 14, featuring a conversation about "Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact" with author @asherprice. kutne.ws/2UZvHLS https://t.co/VvjCSOr5Pd
Oct. 7 is the last day to register to vote in this November's local and state constitutional elections in Texas. It’s also the last day to update your address if you’ve moved since the last time you voted. | @mattlargey kutne.ws/2V6J4tR
Meet us at Austin Motel tonight at 6:30 for a wide-ranging conversation with local leaders to unpack what's going on in Texas politics. kutne.ws/2I85zcL https://t.co/U2bYyIz7SV
RT @England_Weber: CMs Tovo, Casar, Kitchen and Mayor Adler are out with a “phased approach” to regulating camping and resting ordinances.…
Cokie Roberts was one of NPR's most recognizable voices and is considered one of a handful of female journalists who helped shape the public broadcaster's sound and culture at a time when few women held prominent roles in journalism. kutne.ws/2V8gmZK https://t.co/RjJXXVNuKh
@AustinISD will begin a series of public meetings next week at schools affected by its proposal to close and consolidate 12 campuses across the district. | @ClaireMcInerny kutne.ws/2NlchAc
For “illegally voting,” Crystal Mason was sentenced to five years in prison. Now, as her lawyers attempt to persuade a Fort Worth appeals court to overturn that sentence, the question is whether she voted at all. From The @TexasTribune: kutne.ws/2NsRPxB
"There's been a deep systemic racism in this city and in the district, and we're trying to interrupt that," Austin ISD's first equity officer Stephanie Hawley told the school board last week. More from her interview with @jenstayton: kutne.ws/2UZ5hKc
Join KUT and @OurGoodPolitics at Austin Motel tonight at 6:30 to hear KUT's @AshLopezRadio and local leaders unpack what is going on in Texas politics. kutne.ws/2I85zcL https://t.co/jcQ7OglwzO
Austin is about to become the first city in the U.S. to fund groups that help women who seek abortions pay for related logistical costs, such as a babysitter, a hotel room or transportation. | @AshLopezRadio kutne.ws/2NjO3q5
@AustinISD's first equity officer, Stephanie Hawley, sees a chance to fix the inequities of the past through the district's school closure plan. | @jenstayton kutne.ws/2UZ5hKc https://t.co/ouGRfiLmRp
Cokie Roberts, who joined NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died. She was 75. kutne.ws/2Nm03qU
After hundreds of lakeside residents protested the proposed draining of four Texas lakes, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority has agreed to hold off on the plan. From @TPRNews: kutne.ws/2NihI2Y
Join KUT tonight at 6:30 at the courtyard and poolside of the Austin Motel as we hear local leaders unpack what is actually going on in Texas politics — from new laws passed at the Capitol to the possibility of Texas being a swing state in 2020. kutne.ws/2I85zcL
Texas State University, under scrutiny from federal authorities, says it misreported campus crimes in recent years. | @TexasTribune kutne.ws/2I4CgYv
Next on KUT 90.5 at 7 p.m. you'll hear a special statewide broadcast from @TPRNews on mass shootings and the Texas response, with guests including El Paso's @RepEscobar. kutne.ws/2I8BCcz
Texas State University says it misreported campus crimes in recent years and is overhauling the way it tracks and records crime statistics for its locations in Round Rock and San Marcos. From The @TexasTribune: kutne.ws/2I4CgYv
We're hosting a live, one-hour show dedicated to @AustinISD's planned school closures and consolidations on Wednesday at 9 a.m. What questions do you have about the plan? kutne.ws/2PN8VrI
Molly Ivins took on the powerful politicians of her native Texas and earned their admiration for doing it, NPR's @wadegoodwyn writes. A new documentary about her is opening in theaters around the country. kutne.ws/30ntxXJ
 
 
 
 
 
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