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President Trump is in town to tour of a new Apple manufacturing plant. Here's what to expect (via @TexasTribune):
RT @England_Weber: Cody Wilson pleaded guilty to a felony last year. Under the terms of his probation, he can't buy a gun. Still, he says…
Hello everyone! I'm working on a story about homemade tortillas and would like to find a family who wouldn't mind having @KUT document them while making a batch. (bonus points for multi-generational family activity) Let me know if you'd like to volunteer:
The impeachment hearings are about to start with testimony from a central figure who could be Democrats most important witness yet. Watch live here:
Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is likely the most anticipated of the eight witnesses scheduled to testify in this week's public impeachment hearings, @deirdrekwalsh writes. Listen on KUT 90.5 starting at 8 a.m. Central.
Tonight at 6, join us at @ndaustin as KUT and the @austinmonitor pit a group of #atxcouncil members against their fellow Austinites in a test of knowledge, followed by a debate watch party!
@waitwait's top panelists are coming to the @ParamountAustin in February for the Wait Wait Stand-Up Tour! Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
@AustinISD staff said they will begin deciding in January whether to close eight other schools on the initial closure list. | @ClaireMcInerny
Just because the vote is over doesn't mean the coverage from @KUT and @ClaireMcInerny is too. She's got at least 3 features in the works on issues surrounding the closings. (no, I'm not suggesting she needs more vodka - just letting our listeners know we're still ON this story)…
President Trump is heading to Austin tomorrow to accompany Apple CEO Tim Cook on a tour of a new manufacturing plant and tout the company’s recent expansion. | via @TexasTribune
Wow. There is now! @KUT listeners are the best.…
@AustinISD's Board of Trustees voted to close Brooke, Metz, Sims and Pease elementary schools last night – despite the district's chief equity officer calling the closure plan racist. | @ClaireMcInerny
The U.S. has the highest child incarceration rate in the world, according to an expert who authored a new U.N. study on the treatment of children.
Watch Live: Week two of the public impeachment hearings begin with witnesses who listened firsthand when President Trump spoke with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25 — a key moment in the Ukraine affair.
Starting this morning at 8 Central time, listen to this week's public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry on KUT 90.5.
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Trustee Amber Elenz: I hear two main concerns, the time around the decisions and equity. it might feel rushed but anyon…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: LaTisha Anderson: I want to echo again, think about the message you are sending to Sims by taking Pease off the list. i…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Singh: I don't think closing 4 majority black/brown schools while construction on majority white schools is happening i…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Mathias: I am going to vote against this motion (that says take pease and brooke off for now) bc I am thinking about eq…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Conley: the lege did not take us out of financial disparity. we are struggling with our bottom line. we used part of ne…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: Trustee Singh is making a motion: based on the info I have, i'd like to remove Brooke and Pease from the closure list.…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: public comment over. we're now on to the board. Supt. Paul Cruz is flatly reading a statement about why this is happeni…
Families protest the potential closure of four @AustinISD elementary schools during tonight's school board meeting.
The special education gap between traditional public schools and charter schools is widening at a time when all Texas schools are supposed to be making major improvements, @HoustonPubMedia reports.
@ClaireMcInerny is at the @AustinISD school board meeting tonight, where members are expected to vote on the closure of four schools.…
Follow @ClaireMcInerny as she tweets from the @AustinISD board meeting tonight.…
Of the 1,077 high school bands in Texas that competed at the regional level, only 66 were military bands. White Oak High School's marching band is one of those battling to keep a dying tradition alive. | via @TexasStandard
Although abortion providers won the legal battle, they appear to be losing the ground war in Texas. Most clinics are clustered in the major cities, while women who live in towns that once had clinics now have to travel long distances to get an abortion.
Abortion providers in Texas were forced to close many clinics in 2014 because of House Bill 2. Despite the Supreme Court overturning the law, most of those clinics never reopened. via @KUT
The House impeachment inquiry begins its second week of public hearings with the Intelligence Committee scheduled to hear testimony from eight more witnesses. Here's what to expect when questioning resumes on Tuesday, from NPR's @deirdrekwalsh.
RT @sangitamenon: Elementary school students and their parents are gathered on the steps of Austin City Hall to protest AISD’s school closu…
RT @England_Weber: #atxcouncil and @GregAbbott_TX have been locked in a political spat over homelessness for the last couple of months. H…
RT @ClaireMcInerny: got clarification about the situation outside board meeting tonight. AISD will NOT allow rallies or demonstrations in t…
There were more than 40 clinics providing abortion in Texas on July 12, 2013 — the day lawmakers approved tough new restrictions and rules for clinics. Today, there are just 22 open clinics in a state that is home to 29 million people. | @AshLopezRadio
Join KUT and the @austinmonitor on Wednesday at 6 as we pit a group of #atxcouncil members against their fellow Austinites in a test of knowledge. We'll also watch the presidential debate after trivia — so join us for drinks, trivia and a watch party!
"Just because one is good at something, does that potentially dismiss the possibility of doing something that might bring you greater joy?" @ebb663 on avoiding the "success trap." Check out the latest @KUT #podcast "Higher Ed" episode w/ @jenstayton here:
Any new Austin restaurants, theaters, stores and similar establishments will be required to provide enough diaper-changing stations.
Need a dose of good cheer? Join us Dec. 7 for the KUT and @KUTX Holiday Sing-Along at the Capitol. And don't worry if you're rusty on the lyrics to the "12 Days of Christmas" – we'll have free songbooks. Details here:
Austin's city manager announced Friday the city has hired a Texas attorney to investigate allegations of racism made against an assistant chief at the Austin Police Department who abruptly resigned last month. | @AKMcGlinchy
A plan to house at least 87 people transitioning out of homelessness in a South Austin motel got the unanimous approval of #atxcouncil this week. The deal is now in a 90-day review period.
A group of about 20 people gathered in Southeast Austin last weekend to knock on doors. The #SickOfItTX event was one of seven across the state aimed at organizing Texans around the state's uninsured rate, which is the highest in the country.
Join us three weeks from today for our annual Holiday Sing-Along, with @johnaielli and @elizmcqueen leading the crowd at the Capitol. It’s free and open to all! Details here:
The ruling follows the parole board's unanimous recommendation for a 120-day reprieve.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has halted the execution of Rodney Reed, scheduled for Wednesday.
It's unclear whether @GregAbbott_TX will accept the recommendation of a 120-day reprieve.
Reed is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday.
Reed still has several appeals pending, including with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Reed's conviction is being questioned by new evidence that supporters say raises serious doubt about his guilt.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has recommended delaying the execution of inmate Rodney Reed.
RT @AKMcGlinchy: The Office of Police Oversight teases a report coming out next month. Shows an increasing disparity (2015-2018) between wh…
WATCH LIVE: Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who was recalled from Ukraine this year, testifies in the Trump impeachment hearings.
If you've ever thought you would have better answers than your elected leaders, here's your chance to prove it. KUT and @austinmonitor are pitting a group of #atxcouncil members against their fellow Austinites in a test of knowledge on Nov. 20.
#atxcouncil unanimously passed an $8-million plan to buy and repurpose the Rodeway Inn in South Austin to house at least 87 people transitioning out of homelessness. | @England_Weber
After hearing stories of fathers changing babies on bathroom floors, #atxcouncil member Paige Ellis brought forward a measure to mandate more diaper-changing stations in Austin.
RT @IUPRA_UT: Many that would be affected by @AustinISD closures primarily speak Spanish, yet translators haven't been available at communi…
#atxcouncil members are requiring any new Austin restaurants, theaters, stores and similar establishments to ensure they provide enough diaper-changing stations. | @AKMcGlinchy
RT @England_Weber: #atxcouncil approved its $8-million plan to buy a South Austin motel near Oltorf and I-35 and retrofit it to house homel…
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is officially joining the 2020 Democratic presidential race less than three months before voters start casting ballots.
State Rep. Poncho Nevárez was caught on surveillance footage dropping an envelope stuffed with cocaine as he was leaving the Austin airport in September, according to a DPS affidavit. | via @TexasTribune
Last week, Nevárez announced he would not seek reelection to the Texas House in 2020, saying in a statement he "must heal up for the rest of what may come in my life."
A federal appeals court overturned a previous ruling that could have opened the door to online voter registration in Texas. | via @TexasTribune
Hundreds came to see KUT reporters tell stories in sound, images, music, dance and delicious, buttery toast (you had to be there) at last year's #ATXplained live show. We had a great time — and we think the audience did, too. So we're doing it again.
It's a good time to get the flu vaccine, because flu season typically doesn't peak around Austin until January, said Dr. Mark Escott, medical director for @AusPublicHealth.
City planning commissioners asked that more housing be allowed in so-called "high opportunity" areas, where residents have greater access to things like jobs and education. Many of these areas are west of MoPac.
The detail about an overheard phone conversation was one of a small number of new details to emerge from Democrats' first open hearing in their impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
The Austin area has been seeing an increase in the number of flu cases in recent weeks. The numbers are in line with what the area saw in the last couple of flu seasons – and that may be cause for concern. | @treyshaar
Watch Live: President Trump is holding a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hosting Erdogan for the first time since Turkey undertook a military offensive in northern Syria.
RT @LibFoundATX: "This library has supported me at my most vulnerable times and inspires me to keep learning, sharing and to fall in love w…
Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza announced yesterday she will not seek reelection to #atxcouncil. @DGarzaforD2 told @AKMcGlinchy she is "seriously considering" running for Travis County attorney.
RT @sangitamenon: A rally to stop next week’s execution of Rodney Reed was held outside of the Bastrop County Clerk’s office. Rodney Reed’s…
A prominent GOP redistricting strategist had direct communication with an adviser to the Trump administration concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, newly released emails show.
Austin’s new land use code, which determines what can be built in the city and where, is one step closer to being finalized. Members of the city’s Planning Commission have sent it along to the final voting body: #atxcouncil. | @AKMcGlinchy
Watch Live: Rep. Adam Schiff is now questioning the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor.
RT @TexasStandard: PROGRAMMING NOTE: Depending on where you are, NPR may be preempting Texas Standard for coverage of US House impeachment…
Watch Live: The first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump is starting.
Austin’s new land use code is one step closer to being finalized – but first, one city body is asking that the plan encourage development farther west instead of in gentrifying areas. | @AKMcGlinchy
The first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump will begin at 9 a.m. Central. Here is what to expect from the hearings this week and what will follow.
Kick off your holiday season with KUT and @KUTX at our annual Sing-Along and Tree Lighting on Dec. 7 on the south steps of the Texas Capitol.
Former President Jimmy Carter will stay in the hospital for observation "for as long as advisable" by his doctors, The @CarterCenter said.
In July, a group that included a majority of #atxcouncil members and the mayor created a PAC to fundraise for Delia Garza to run for Travis County attorney. Garza has not yet announced whether she is running for the position.
@austintexasgov announced late last week that it might buy a motel near Oltorf Street and I-35 for $8 million to provide low-barrier housing for roughly 80 people.
#SickOfItTX event organizers plan to collect as many stories as they can in the hopes lawmakers will start to listen to concerns about the state’s health insurance coverage crisis. | @AshLopezRadio
The City of Austin has spent almost eight years and roughly $11 million rewriting its land use code; that’s the set of rules dictating what and where you can build in the city. Here are five things to help you better understand what’s being talked about.
RT @AKMcGlinchy: Just got off the phone with @DGarzaforD2. Per the race for Travis County Attorney she says, "I'm seriously considering it.…
A judge is overturning a settlement between the federal government and Austin-based Defense Distributed that allowed the company to publish plans for 3D-printable guns online last year. | @mattlargey
Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza (@DGarzaforD2) announced today she will not seek reelection to #atxcouncil next fall, leaving the Southeast Austin seat open and setting the stage for a possible run for Travis County attorney. | @AKMcGlinchy
The City of Austin is no longer pursuing a 100-bed shelter in South Austin and could opt instead to provide housing in motels for homeless Austinites. | @England_Weber #atxcouncil
@GovAbbott has never confronted such intense pressure to halt a lethal injection like he is facing in the case of Rodney Reed, @pauljweber reports. A growing number of Republican legislators say new evidence raises serious questions about his guilt.
The highly anticipated set of cases threatens the legal status of some 700,000 young immigrants — often called DREAMers — who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
RT @AKMcGlinchy: BREAKING: Austin City Council Member @DGarzaforD2 will not seek re-election next fall. As others have reported, supporters…
RT @JennWSFA: “So help me God” - Mayor Steven Reed officially takes office as the first African American mayor of the City of Montgomery.…
The #SickOfItTX event in Austin this past weekend was one of seven across the state aimed at organizing Texans around the state's uninsured rate, which is the highest in the country. | @AshLopezRadio
Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering from his operation this morning. The @CarterCenter says there were no complications.
Much of @austintexasgov's land use code can be mystifying to those outside the planning or building world. Here are five concepts to help you better understand what’s being talked about. | @AKMcGlinchy #atxcouncil
RT @ClaireMcInerny: I want to talk to @AustinISD parents who live in SW Austin and want to talk about the proposed boundary changes around…
The school districts on 2-hour delays include @AustinISD, @DelValleISD, @EanesISD, @HaysCISD, @pfisd and @RoundRockISD.
@RoundRockISD .@austintexasgov says it will open as usual today. @hayscountygov offices will open two hours late this morning. @CityofSanMarcos offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m., while @SanMarcosCISD has regular school hours.
@RoundRockISD @austintexasgov @hayscountygov @CityofSanMarcos @SanMarcosCISD .@UTAustin and @stedwardsu say they will operate normally. @concordiatx will start all classes and activities at 10 a.m.
@RoundRockISD @austintexasgov @hayscountygov @CityofSanMarcos @SanMarcosCISD @UTAustin @stedwardsu @concordiatx .@CapMetroATX says it will be operating as normal, though there may be some longer-than-usual delays.
@RoundRockISD @austintexasgov @hayscountygov @CityofSanMarcos @SanMarcosCISD @UTAustin @stedwardsu @concordiatx @CapMetroATX Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing by mid-morning, with highs today only in the mid-40s. While it is expected to stay chilly, we're not expecting more overnight freezes this week. #atxweather
@RoundRockISD @austintexasgov @hayscountygov @CityofSanMarcos @SanMarcosCISD @UTAustin @stedwardsu @concordiatx @CapMetroATX .@NWSSanAntonio says you can expect wind gusts as high as 25 mph today in Austin. In the past 24 hours, @AUStinAirport had gusts as high as 43 mph. #atxweather…
Most Austin-area school districts are on a 2-hour delay this morning as temperatures dip below freezing. #atxweather
Many Central Texas school districts are on a two-hour delay this morning.… #ATXWeather
RT @jenstayton: Yeah, I know it's really cold... but "Last Woman Standing" by @unlandedgentry is sure to generate such a heated discussion…
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