Morning Newspod, December 30, 2011
Weather Dominates 2011
Years from now, when Austinites talk about 2011 they’ll probably remember one thing above everything else: the weather. The extreme heat, the drought and the fires that came with them have made this an historic year for Texas. For StateImpact Texas, KUT’s Mose Buchele reports on some ways the impact of this year’s weather will still be felt years from now.
Hard Times Haunt Underemployed
While the unemployment rate for the State of Texas has ticked down there are still many Texans without a job this holiday season. And as KUT’s Crystal Chavez reports, even some people who do have jobs are going through hard economic times.
Alamo Bowl Sets Scoring Record
If you stayed up late last night to watch college football, you were treated to the highest-scoring regulation bowl game in history. Baylor held off Washington, 67-56, in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III ran for one Baylor touchdown and threw for another. Another Texas-based team plays tomorrow, as Texas A&M faces Northwestern in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas. Kickoff is 11 a.m. in Houston.