Public radio reporter @KUT. I cover mostly Energy / Environment. RTs ≠ endorsements.
RT @TMannWSJ: This is a Hall of Fame FOIA denial. twitter.com/weareoversight…
Tomorrow morning me (begging): "Please, stop watching Dark! Get some sleep or you will be exhausted and have a horrible Saturday!!" Tonight me (pressing play on last episode with stoic resolve): "This ends now."
RT @DellMedSchool: Bean bag rounds are reported to be less than lethal. But during protests in Austin where bean bags and rubber bullets we…
Amarillo Highway is number one. There's not even a close second. twitter.com/dougmccullough…
RT @FreedomofPress: The list of people who have called for @Snowden to be pardoned is long and varied. No matter your feelings on Trump, a…
Austin has a tendency to designate animal "mascots" more than most other cities. Not sure what that says about us. But two other contenders not listed below are salamanders and owls. Any other ideas? twitter.com/Mateo_in_ATX/s…
RT @hansilowang: Today is Friday. The U.S. Census Bureau says: - 47 days left to count - 56 million homes uncounted - 10 years of conseq…
RT @TPRNews: On Fronteras, threats and government surveillance may have pushed César Chávez over the edge. bit.ly/3kOC5Cu https:…
RT @tracyalloway: Borrowing to buy stocks has pushed China's household debt to a record high this year. bloomberg.com/news/articles/… https://t.…
RT @chrisharris101: Police budgets passed* in 20 biggest cities since #GeorgeFloyd ✂️ NY -484M (~8.5%) Austin -21M (~4.5%) San Jose -15M (…
RT @keranews: Trump Admits He Opposes Funding For Postal Service To Block More Voting By Mail kerane.ws/2DPJtg3
Hardly ever watch these things, but just tuned in in time for "Sleepy Joe rejects the scientific approach in favor of locking Americans in their basements for weeks on end."
Clay shooting concessions will be available again as part of a limited reopening! Wait... we have clay shooting in Austin parks? austintexas.gov/news/limited-p…
Republican candidate to serve as a top Texas oil and gas regulator, @JimWright4Texas, ran oilfield company sited for multiple violations. Democratic candidate @ChrystaForTexas, now calling that fact "disqualifying." mailchi.mp/2fc4c6c86757/g…
RT @publicintegrity: Some @McDonalds, @Marriott, and @Shell franchises illegally denied paid sick days to workers for #COVID19. Check to se…
"Jim Wright, the Republican nominee for a seat on the Railroad Commission, is a leading player in a controversy (...) that involves lawsuits, environmental violations and efforts by the candidate to win the release of a $300,000 bond from the agency he hopes to help lead." twitter.com/HoustonChron/s…
RT @HoustonChron: Railroad Commission candidate at center of lawsuit over troubled oil and gas waste disposal site bit.ly/3kBYO4u
RT @daveweigel: It’s worth watching (literally) how the candidates pitched themselves to their respective bases. (If Omar racked a rifle in…
RT @LThometAFP: AFP's @hectorretamal is back in Wuhan with a new set of photos showing the city springing back to life, with people dancing…
RT @schwartzbCNBC: NEW: Wall St. execs are cheering on the choice of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate. Signum Global told clients…
RT @jkutzie: NEW: Emails obtained by @highcountrynews and the @CenterForBioDiv detail damages at the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refug…
RT @austinfreenet: There are 15,000 students across AISD who do not have access to computers at home. If you are interested in donating gen…
RT @jflagler: "This is jury duty, a little bit different than what we're used to," says Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 Nicholas Chu. This…
RT @Ben_Inskeep: I can't convey in a tweet just how egregiously terrible it would be for regulators to allow Duke Energy to earn a massive…
RT @business: Marathon is poised to claim a $1.1 billion tax refund due to the coronavirus stimulus law enacted in March https://t.co/BecVO…
RT @KXAN_Weather: "But it's August in Texas... it's always hot!" This August has been even hotter than normal. https://t.co/te5DouP52G
"I think this thought." Yeah, I was an English major. Why?
I think this thought is weighing on a lot of people. It's difficult to watch the US reaction to an immediate threat like the pandemic and believe the country is capable of confronting the climate crisis. twitter.com/SnoozeButtonBe…
Worth remembering that summer heat like this was not "normal" until very recently. twitter.com/wxmanvic/statu…
RT @_amroali: The Irish Times reported “the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatr…
RT @SDonziger: Incriminating Chevron email from 2009 proves the company's long-term strategy in the Ecuador pollution disaster has been to…
RT @DuganAmanda: Jack Nance on the set of Twin Peaks https://t.co/TFV7UEm5pp
RT @covid19rip1: RIP Gillian "Gigi" Morse twitter.com/LauraMiers/sta…
RT @Taniel: The Trump administration is eviscerating the country’s election infrastructure. Ask yourself how this would be covered in the…
RT @Tiomurph: I congratulate Burger King on taking this step, but let’s face it, late capitalism is weird... twitter.com/BurgerKing/sta…
RT @joeyayoub: BEIRUT FIRE BRIGADE REFUSING ORDERS TO SUPPRESS PROTESTERS. They lost 10 colleagues in the explosion https://t.co/wPrtAusT…
RT @NicoSGonzalez: Audubon joined a bigass lawsuit (legal term) against the Trump administration's illegal reinterpretation of one of the m…
RT @CharlesFinch: Germany gave every artist and arts worker in the country €9,000 with no strings attached in March.
RT @thehill: Sen. Chuck Schumer: "If we don't open up the schools, you're going to hurt the economy significantly." https://t.co/Ne5znhvk2y
RT @KUTjoydiaz: Are you a special ed teacher in TX? Do you work with children who are on the spectrum? Do you work with children who have p…
RT @KVUE: A new study ranks #Austin No. 1 as worst U.S. city for people who earn minimum wage, which is $7.25 an hour. STORY:https://t.co/…
RT @lara_korte: my high school mandated (and enforced!) the color of my bra but OK twitter.com/nytimes/status…
RT @ksadjadpour: Powerful piece by @KimGhattas from an angry, exhausted Beirut: “Softly spoken friends who play guitar and sew their own cl…
RT @aprilleticia: An estimated 19-23 million renters risk being evicted by Sept. 30 @AspenInstitute pew.org/2Pu2oz7
RT @DrEricDing: 📍TESTED TWICE A WEEK—German school students get free #COVID19 saliva tests twice a week, with results emailed the very next…
RT @PATreasurer: Remdesivir manufacturer, Gilead, just set the price for the COVID-19 treatment: between $2,300 and $3,100 per patient. @ic…
Today is the hottest day on average in Austin, according to this website. weatherspark.com/y/8004/Average….
RT @gusbova: 🚨 "There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration." "End, stop, done ... We are not gonna confiscat…
RT @KiahCollier: Why I (we) do what we do: They Sued Thousands of Borrowers During the Pandemic — Until We Started Asking Questions https:…
Read this thread on COVID situation in Laredo. Patients being moved from full hospitals there to beds in San Antonio. twitter.com/anxious_maria/…
RT @mrbrianolson: Reports coming out that the Jordan Seismological Observatory calculated the energy released in the Beirut explosion was e…
RT @treyshaar: .@MeaEscott tells @TravisCountyTX virus numbers now headed in the WRONG direction, raising concern that people might have be…
Yikes. Almost a quarter of Texas methane flaring and venting sites recently inspected by state regulators were potentially in violation of state law "including flaring without authority, unlit flares, and the failure to flare for safety reasons," according to staff presentation.
Will pandemic speed transition to renewable energy? BP seems to think so. Oil giant plans to cut oil and gas output by 40 percent by 2030 and increase its low-carbon investment tenfold. greentechmedia.com/articles/read/…
RT @lukewbarratt: I've been poring over BP's share purchases and can now reveal that it has spent millions from its 'low carbon transition'…
RT @climatemegan: The "worst-case scenario" of climate models was actually the most accurate tracker of emissions 2005-20, a study from @Wo…
"Texas had the largest decrease in crude oil production from April to May 2020 (...) a 14.8% decrease. More crude oil is produced in Texas than in any other state or region of the United States." twitter.com/EIAgov/status/…
RT @EIAgov: #TodayInEnergy - U.S. crude #oil production in May has a record monthly decrease go.usa.gov/xfVs2 https://t.co/sZq0qTwADO
I let my four-year-old watch YouTube unmonitored and he is now calling things "epic."
RT @The87thTxlege: Now that #WeAreTheStorm is a part of the official logo of Texas GOP I have to ask is it connected to the following creep…
Just wrote: "The agency that regulates oil and gas in Texas is called the 'Railroad Commission.'" How many times in my life have I written some variation on that sentence?
RT @JeffStensland: This hashtag needs to stop. Immediately. twitter.com/weatherchannel…
This is from one of the gauges at my house, often reads low because of overhanging branches. https://t.co/R9A5apvh62
These were empty about a half hour ago. Getting a lot of runoff from the roof, but still. https://t.co/46yicVMgsN
Last day of July and this one storm may help Austin meet (or pass) it's average monthly rainfall.
Havent been this happy about rain in a long time.
This is worth checking out just for the video. It was taken from a helicopter by @EDFtx. Shows two oilfield "flares" one lit, one unlit. The dark plume you see is climate-heating methane gas escaping into the air. Striking side-by-side comparison. kut.org/post/one-10-pe…
More on Daniel Perry, the man who says he shot and killed Garrett Foster during a BLM protest in Austin Saturday night. kut.org/post/army-serg…
Man who says he shot and killed Garrett Foster in Austin protest comes forward. "Daniel Perry is an active duty sergeant with the U.S. Army from North Texas and has served a tour in Afghanistan." kxan.com/austin-george-…
RT @charlesbethea: Herman Cain's former chief-of-staff, Mark Block, spoke w/ me today about his old boss, who died after contracting covid—…
RT @ValOnTheBorder: Getting a look with National Butterfly Center’s Marianna Wright at the privately funded wall post Hanna. https://t.co/w…
Every tree ever named Austin's "Tree of the Year." I really needed this. austinchronicle.com/arts/2020-07-3…
Alcoholic Topo Chico in a can coming soon. twitter.com/CNBC/status/12…
Austin's Interim Health Authority says COVID-19 will spread at UT football games even if university opens stadium with limited capacity. twitter.com/MeaEscott/stat…
Compare the 2009 City Council resolution expanding the ban on public drinking in East Austin with this week's resolution ending it. Pretty start difference. 2009: austintexas.gov/edims/document… 2020: austintexas.gov/edims/document…
RT @jerryjorpjorp: wow just found out i could have been drinking in my neighborhood streets all this time. twitter.com/mosebuchele/st…
You will now be able to drink a beer on the sidewalk anywhere in East Austin. kut.org/post/austin-li…
RT @Groundwork: "There are 14 million more unemployed workers than job openings, meaning millions will remain jobless no matter what they d…
RT @SchwartzChron: Harris County prosecutors ask for jury tampering inquiry in Arkema trial because of company-sponsored ad https://t.co/nJ…
RT @jeremybmazur: July’s RRC Energy Minute for #txlege and Congressional Delegation highlights drop in state energy production due to COVID…
RT @USA_Polling: DNC platform committee vote on Medicare For All: Yes: 36 No: 125 Abstain: 3
RT @johnrhanger: Amazing! Wind provided 58% of the electricity generated in Iowa for the entire month of May. In Kansas, wind produced 48%…
RT @summeranne: Confused about why APD felt a need to mention within hours of a homicide that the victim “may” have been carrying a rifle w…
"Initial reports indicate the victim may have been carrying a rifle and approached suspect's vehicle. Suspect was in the vehicle and shot at the victim. Suspect was detained and is cooperating with officers." (2/3)
"Detectives and crime scene are on scene. There is no longer a threat to the public and no one else has been reported injured. (3/3)"
Austin Police Spokesperson Katrina Ratcliff on shooting at downtown protest: "One adult male victim was located with a gunshot wound. That victim was transported to Dell Seton [hospital] but was pronounced deceased shortly therafter." (1/3)
More on shooting at protest in downtown Austin. kut.org/post/one-perso…
RT @soc4austin: @MoseBuchele The car seemed to just be trying to turn right from 4th onto Congress and couldn't wait for us to go by.
"And he [in car] pulls down his window and he fires three shots into the guy. From point blank. No words no nothing. And then rolls up his window and zooms off…" (3/4)
"He just fired straight into the mess of the crowd. Not away from it, but towards it." (4/4)
At scene of shooting at protest downtown, a protester gave me his account of what happened. "As we’re walking down passing 4th street, a blue car just comes swerving out into the middle of the street almost runs over a bunch of protesters..." (1/4)
"Everybody around starts, like, smacking the car trying to get him to slow down. And they stop. And some guy, he walks up and he’s like ‘hey just don’t do that you’re going to get somebody hurt.'" (2/4)
 
 
 
 
 
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