KUT Morning Newspod, January 5, 2012
What Awaits Rick Perry in Texas?
Despite his fifth place loss in the Iowa GOP caucus, Governor Rick Perry will continue campaigning for president. While he’s been away, Texans have grappled with the impacts of a historic drought, a newly invigorated fossil-fuel industry, and seen continued battles between state policymakers and the federal government over environmental regulation. For StateImpact Texas, KUT’s Mose Buchele reports what challenges will face the Governor back at home, if he falls short in his bid for the White House.
City Plans Big Changes for East Austin Community
Austin city planners are hoping to attract a major grocer to a part of East Austin that lacks such basic amenities. The city announced yesterday a three million dollar grant from the federal government to plan a mixed-used development on 200 acres in the Colony Park neighborhood. KUT’s Erika Aguilar reports the new development could dramatically change the way that neighborhood looks and feels.
Time Running Short to Register for Disaster Assistance
Texas wildfire survivors have until Friday to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for recovery assistance. FEMA says it has given out more than 13 million dollars in grants for wildfire relief across Texas to date. If you haven’t registered for relief and think you may eligible, log on to disaster-assistance-dot-gov or call 1-800-621-3362.