Jessie Wang http://kut.org en Gas Prices Down Seven Cents http://kut.org/post/gas-prices-down-seven-cents <p>Both the wallets and the gas tanks of Austinites might be a little more full this weekend. Gas prices are down by more than seven cents since last Friday.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>A gallon of regular unleaded is now selling for an average of $3.521 in Austin, <a href="http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com/TXmetro.asp">according to AAA</a>.&nbsp; The<a href="http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/?redirectto=http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com/index.asp"> national average</a> is $3.606 a gallon.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:45:30 +0000 Jessie Wang 2209 at http://kut.org Gas Prices Down Seven Cents Austin City Council Meets At Water Treatment Plant 4 http://kut.org/post/austin-city-council-meets-water-treatment-plant-4 <p>With the sound of jack hammers in the background, Austin City Council members got a close up look at construction on Water Treatment Plant 4 (WTP4) today. The meeting was called by Mayor Lee Leffingwell, who has expressed concern over some city council members&#39; calls for the project to be delayed.</p><p>&ldquo;Don&rsquo;t you think, looking out there, that it makes a much bigger impression on exactly the size and scope of this project?&quot; Mayor Leffingwell said. &quot;I just wanted to make everyone sure that they had an opportunity to do that.&quot; Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:04:30 +0000 Jessie Wang 2187 at http://kut.org Austin City Council Meets At Water Treatment Plant 4 Hot Jobs In The City http://kut.org/post/hot-jobs-city <p><object height="272" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zGCADBoVj48?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="272" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zGCADBoVj48?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"></embed></object></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 22:01:34 +0000 Jessie Wang 2155 at http://kut.org San Marcos Waives Utility Deposits for Veterans and Active Duty Soldiers http://kut.org/post/san-marcos-waives-utility-deposits-veterans-and-active-duty-soldiers <p>The San Marcos City Council has decided on a new way to thank America&#39;s service men and women.&nbsp;</p><p>They approved a measure on Tuesday to waive utility deposits for honorably discharged veterans and current active duty soldiers.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 18:03:10 +0000 Jessie Wang 2123 at http://kut.org San Marcos Waives Utility Deposits for Veterans and Active Duty Soldiers Austin Forecasters Predict Job Growth http://kut.org/post/austin-forecasters-predict-job-growth <p>The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas issued its <a href="http://dallasfed.org/research/indicators/2011/tei1107.pdf">Texas Economic Indicators Report </a>today. Reports show that while the rest of the country struggles, Texas is showing labor market gains.</p><p>Here in Austin, that means that we could see a healthier job market than other parts of the county, Texas A&amp;M economist Mark Dotzour told the Austin Real Estate Council at their annual economic forecast.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:38:24 +0000 Jessie Wang 2122 at http://kut.org Austin Forecasters Predict Job Growth Congressmen Speak on Debt Ceiling http://kut.org/post/congressmen-speak-debt-ceiling <p>Financial forecasters have long been predicting that as the debt ceiling debate draws on, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ will be the first to crack. Both the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/28/business/daily-stock-market-activity.html?hp">Dow Jones and the NASDAQ</a> were down today.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:31:24 +0000 Jessie Wang 2063 at http://kut.org Congressmen Speak on Debt Ceiling Texas Rangers Hosts Open Tryouts in Round Rock http://kut.org/post/texas-rangers-hosts-open-tryouts-round-rock <p>It&#39;s every baseball player&#39;s dream: To be picked from the crowd at an open tryout at your hometown ball park to play for your favorite Major League team.</p><p>Scouts for the defending American League Champion Texas Rangers did just that Wednesday morning, holding&nbsp; open tryouts for all positions at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Not surprisingly, many came out for a chance to show their talents to professional baseball scouts. The Horton family came from Crawford, Texas for the opportunity.</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:42:56 +0000 Jessie Wang, Kelsey Sheridan & Daniel Reese 2005 at http://kut.org Texas Rangers Hosts Open Tryouts in Round Rock Code for America Comes to Austin http://kut.org/post/code-america-comes-austin <p>A group that wants to create web applications and programs for more transparent government holds their first &quot;meet up&quot; tonight.</p><p>Austin is one of <a href="http://codeforamerica.org/2012-city-finalists/austin/">the top ten finalists</a> for the next wave of <a href="http://codeforamerica.org/">Code for America</a>, a nationwide push to help staffers within a city&#39;s government identify issues that can be answered through the use of computer technology.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:32:55 +0000 Jessie Wang 1961 at http://kut.org Code for America Comes to Austin