KUT Morning Newspod September 28, 2011
Reimer’s Ranch Fire 75 Percent Contained
The Texas Forest Service says the brush fire near Reimer’s Ranch in western Travis County is now 75 percent contained. The fire has burned more than 200 acres. Officials say it destroyed two park structures and about 8 structures from the movie set for the 2003 film “The Alamo.” The Forest Service says four homes in the area were evacuated Tuesday night for precautionary measures. No homes were lost. The cause of the fire is under investigation but officials say lightning could be to blame.
Perry Facing Tough Tests on National Stage
Last week wasn’t the best for Governor Rick Perry. He had a bad debate. Then he lost two straw polls. On today’s Newspod, KUT’s Ben Philpott has an update on where the Perry for president campaign stands.
Report on Juarez Police
A study released Monday highlights severe problems among police in the violent Mexican border city of Juarez. From the Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports half of the officers admit to engaging in corrupt acts.