KUT Morning Newspod July 6, 2011
Gov. Perry Recovering From Minor Surgery
Texas Governor Rick Perry is recovering from minor back surgery. A spokesman for Gov. Perry says the procedure included a small nerve decompression. The Governor’s Chief of Staff Ray Sullivan told KERA’s Shelley Kofler that Perry spent two nights in the hospital but the recovery is going very well. Perry’s surgery comes as he weighs a run for president – and as political watchers wait for a possible announcement.
Drought Takes a Toll on Austin Trees
Austin is only under Stage One watering restrictions. That means residents can water twice a week during the morning and evening. But if this dry spell persists and the lake levels continue to fall, Stage Two restrictions will kick in. And as KUT’s Erika Aguilar reports residents, businesses and the city will have to start watching their trees more closely.
SOCO Getting Reverse Angle Parking Spots
City of Austin crews have been working on adding back-in angle parking along South Congress. The city says back-in angle parking is safer than traditional parking because it allows more visibility when you’re exiting a parking space onto a busy street. The city has already added this type of parking along Dean Keeton and West Sixth Street.