Thu October 4, 2012
The Lead: Presidential Debate Recap, Texas Senate Shakeup, Central Texas BBQ Wins Another Convert
Good morning. Austin’s cloudy morning will give way to sunny weather today, with a high in the low 90s according to the National Weather Service. Here’s some top stories from KUT News and debate coverage from our partners at NPR.
- Waller Creek Teams Design the Future of Downtown Austin
- Double Your Pleasure: Mayor Makes Two-Weekend ACL Official
- Romney Goes on Offense, Pays For It in First Wave of Fact Checks
- Five Takeaways From The First Presidential Debate
- Here's Where to Get Your 'Fact Checks' After Last Night's Debate
Here’s some more stories from around the city and state:
Dewhurst Plans Committee Shakeup on Education (San Antonio Express-News)
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is poised to announce Senate leadership changes today that could have a profound effect on Texas education policy — including giving fuel to a push for school choice.
Traveling Barbecue Road: Visiting From Germany, Central Texas Barbecue Has Won Me Over (Austin Chronicle)
I confess: until this summer, I had never seen a brisket. I'm German, you see. Where I am from, cooks throw brisket in a machine called a masticator because they do not know how to cook it to make it tender. All my life, I thought barbecue stood for a sauce that tastes like sweet, artificial smoke. Then, two and a half months ago, I came to Texas.
PolitiFact Texas Rates Mayor Lee Leffingwell ‘Half-True’ on Statement ‘Voters Can Approve Bond Propositions Without Raising Taxes.’ (PolitiFact Texas)
Capital Metro Seeking App Developer (YNN)