Audrey White

KUT News Intern

Audrey White is a news intern at KUT. She is currently studying at the University of Texas at Austin.


The Austin Zoo has a new addition. His name is Jason, and he’s learning to box.

The one-and-a-half-year-old red kangaroo, made his zoo debut this week. Georgetown animal control confiscated him from a man who bought the marsupial illegally. Head zookeeper Sara King says zoo staff are helping him adjust to his new home.

Photo courtesy of Lower Colorado River Authority

Despite some recent light rain, the Lower Colorado River Authority continues to urge Texans to conserve water. Central Texas' rainfall levels are 17 and a half inches below average.

LCRA meteorologist Bob Rose said it could be months before lake levels return to normal, if past droughts are any indication.

Photo Courtesy of Austin Police Department

The Austin Police Department is asking for help to find car burglars who counted a radioactive camera among their loot.

In a press release, APD  said the theft occurred on South I-35. The stolen device is used to identify leaky pipes. It contains a radioactive material that could be dangerous to those who come into contact with it and the surrounding areas.

Police say there is no evidence that the suspect meant to steal the dangerous camera.

Anyone with information about this item is asked to contact Detective David Martin at (512) 974-4959.

Photo by Daniel Reese for KUT News

Farmers, business owners, environmentalists, power plant developers and homeowners have agreed on a set of changes for the next Lower Colorado River Authority Water Management Plan.

The committee finalized its suggested plan Tuesday. The LCRA board will vote on it at their August 24 meeting. Their approval would send it to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a final decision.

Photo by Daniel Reese for KUT News

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking consumers to reduce energy use from 3:00-7:00 pm today.

Unexpected power generating unit outages and high temperatures will lead to a shortage of power supply, ERCOT officials said in a news release this morning.