KUT Morning Newspod July 15, 2011
Authorities Arrest Texas Mexican Mafia Members
16 members and associates of the Texas Mexican Mafia were arrested on federal drug charges in Central Texas on Thursday. Two others were also indicted and were already in custody. The indictment charges the defendants had conspired to distribute cocaine and heroin since April 2009.
Authorities also executed search warrants and seized guns, cash and suspected drugs. The arrests and searches were done in Austin, Seguin and Pflugerville. If convicted, the defendants face between ten years and life in federal prison.
Texas Waiting for Rain
The state is suffering through its 3rd worst drought on record. Some say this one could be the most damaging. On the Newspod, KUT’s Mose Buchele looks at the immediate and future impacts of a long, hot summer.
Fans Enjoy Final Harry Potter Film in Austin
Folks lined up outside of the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar for the midnight premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. We hear from one big wizard fan on today’s podcast.