Hannah Jones http://kut.org en Top Morning Stories August 5, 2011 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-august-5-2011 <p><strong>Perry&#39;s Response Begins Saturday</strong></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 12:23:49 +0000 Hannah Jones 2145 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories August 5, 2011 Open Beach Case Goes On http://kut.org/post/open-beach-case-goes <p>In a case challenging the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Open_Beaches_Act">Texas Open Beaches Act</a>, the Texas Supreme Court <a href="http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2011/jul/090387pc.pdf">ruled</a> today that it cannot decide whether to proceed with the case. Instead, the question must be answered by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.</p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:15:45 +0000 Hannah Jones 2089 at http://kut.org Open Beach Case Goes On H-E-B Recalls Some Dairy Products http://kut.org/post/h-e-b-recalls-some-dairy-products <p>&nbsp;</p><p>H-E-B is <a href="http://www.heb.com/page/about-us/company/recalls/heb-brand-dairy-products">recalling</a> 32 of their products including H-E-B brand cottage cheese, dip, yogurt and sour cream over concern that &quot;foreign material&quot; may have made its way into those products.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:48:13 +0000 Hannah Jones 2076 at http://kut.org H-E-B Recalls Some Dairy Products Planetarium Hosts Space Day http://kut.org/post/planetarium-hosts-space-day <p>Austin Planetarium hosted an Austin Space Day event to honor the end of the space shuttle era. The shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth on Thursday, capping the program&#39;s final mission.</p><p>Texas has played a large role in NASA&rsquo;s history. Austin Planetarium director Torvald Hessel said he isn&rsquo;t worried about citizens losing interest in space missions.</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:55:21 +0000 Hannah Jones 2035 at http://kut.org Planetarium Hosts Space Day Artist Revisits Iconic Mural on the Drag http://kut.org/post/artist-revisits-iconic-mural-drag <p><object height="319" width="425"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fkutaustin%2Fsets%2F72157627257386572%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fkutaustin%2Fsets%2F72157627257386572%2F&amp;set_id=72157627257386572&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=104087" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fkutaustin%2Fsets%2F72157627257386572%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fkutaustin%2Fsets%2F72157627257386572%2F&amp;set_id=72157627257386572&amp;jump_to=" height="319" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=104087" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"></embed></object></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The former Tower Records building on The Drag is undergoing a renovation to house three new eateries, and owners are preserving the building&#39;s artwork, which has become a landmark for University of Texas students and Austinites.</p><p>Local artist<a href="http://www.graffitiwestern.com/bio.htm"> Federico Archuleta</a> created his first set of murals in 2003, at the intersection of 24<sup>th</sup> and Guadalupe. He used stencils and spray paint to portray iconic artists such as Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:24:19 +0000 Hannah Jones & Daniel Reese 2030 at http://kut.org Group Helps Homeless Cool Down http://kut.org/post/group-helps-homeless-cool-down <p><a href="http://www.housethehomeless.org/">House the Homeless </a>is trying to find hats with tails to help homeless folks to try to help keep them cool on these blistering summer days.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.housethehomeless.org/swap-a-hat-program/">Swap-A-Hat program</a> is looking for hats that have a fabric sheet, or tail, that hangs down and covers the back of the wearer&#39;s neck and ears. The group is also giving out UV-rated sunglasses for dollar donations.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:45:36 +0000 Hannah Jones 2020 at http://kut.org Group Helps Homeless Cool Down Top Morning Stories for July 22, 2011 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-july-22-2011-0 <p><strong>Perry Points Finger at Obama for Ending Era</strong></p><p>Governor Rick Perry criticized President Obama over the cost-saving decision to end the space shuttle era Thursday. He accuses the Obama Administration for&nbsp; &ldquo;leaving American astronauts with no alternative but to hitchhike into space.&rdquo; NASA is set to have astronaut expeditions to an asteroid by 2025 and later to Mars. Perry said in a statement yesterday that President Obama is leading federal agencies astray through his&nbsp; plans.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:00:23 +0000 Hannah Jones 2018 at http://kut.org Austin Hosts Davis Cup Quarterfinals http://kut.org/post/austin-hosts-davis-cup-quarterfinals <p style="text-align: left;">Austin is hosting part of the Davis Cup for the first time in the tennis tournament&rsquo;s history. The cup kicked off on Friday drawing thousands of tennis fans. U.S. tennis pro and Austinite Andy <a href="http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/articles/heating-up-in-austin.aspx">Roddick lobbied</a>&nbsp; for the quarterfinals between the U.S. and Spain to be in Austin. The tournament may be a trial run before Austin plays host to another international event.</p> Sat, 09 Jul 2011 23:01:48 +0000 Hannah Jones 1919 at http://kut.org Austin Hosts Davis Cup Quarterfinals UT Sues Actor Over Farrah Fawcett Portrait http://kut.org/post/ut-sues-actor-over-farrah-fawcett-portrait <p>The <a href="http://www.utsystem.edu/bor/">UT System Board of Regents</a> is suing&nbsp;actor <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_O'Neal">Ryan O&#39;Neal</a> over a portrait of actress - and his long-time partner- <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrah_Fawcett">Farrah Fawcett</a> created by artist <a href="http://www.warhol.org/">Andy Warhol</a> in 1979.</p><p><a href="http://blantonmuseum.org/">The Blanton Museum of Art</a> at the University of Texas at Austin currently has an exhibit underway <em>About Face: Portraiture as Subject</em> running through September 4, 2011.</p> Sat, 09 Jul 2011 15:21:07 +0000 Hannah Jones 1918 at http://kut.org UT Sues Actor Over Farrah Fawcett Portrait July 4th Fireworks Re-Cap http://kut.org/post/july-4th-fireworks-re-cap <p>It&rsquo;s pretty well-known by now that burn bans across the state caused bans on personal fireworks and canceled numerous public fireworks shows. But that hasn&rsquo;t stopped some towns from still putting on <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/where-fireworks-are-and-where-theyre-not">public fireworks displays</a>.</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2011 15:38:44 +0000 Hannah Jones 1867 at http://kut.org July 4th Fireworks Re-Cap Top Morning Stories for July 1, 2011 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-july-1-2011 <p><strong>Gas Prices Drop</strong></p><p>Gas prices have fallen in time if you&rsquo;re planning on filling up your gas tank to travel for the 4<sup>th </sup>of July. Prices across the state and in Austin dropped seven cents in the past week to about $3.43 for a gallon of regular unleaded.</p><p><strong>I35 Closed Near San Marcos</strong></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 13:58:12 +0000 Hannah Jones 1851 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories for July 1, 2011 LCRA Warns of Lake Hazards, Urges Conservation http://kut.org/post/lcra-warns-lake-hazards-urges-conservation <p><em>Correction for Clarification: The Lower Colorado River Authority requests that customers impose mandatory water restrictions when the combines lake storage drop below 900,000 acre-feet of water, but does not curtail.</em></p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:46:38 +0000 Hannah Jones 1750 at http://kut.org LCRA Warns of Lake Hazards, Urges Conservation Heat Advisory for Austin Today http://kut.org/post/heat-advisory-austin-today <p>The National Weather Service issued a <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=ewx&amp;wwa=heat%20advisory">heat advisory</a> for all of Central Texas today through 7 p.m. tonight.</p><p>A heat advisory is issued when both hot temperatures and high humidity fell like it is over 100 degrees outside and can cause heat illnesses. Highs for today are between 100 and 105 and could feel up to 109 outside.</p><p>The Weather Service recommends drinking plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 17:03:06 +0000 Hannah Jones 1746 at http://kut.org Heat Advisory for Austin Today