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News, events, and entertainment happening in and around Austin and the Central Texas counties of Travis, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop and Williamson

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Today is the last day to register before the primary runoff elections on May 22. If you’re not registered, don’t worry: There’s still time to send off your application before the deadline.

Gabriel C. Perez / KUT

Thousands of Austin students walked out of class today and marched to the state Capitol to participate in a nationwide call for action on gun violence.

KUT Weekend brings you some of our favorite stories from the KUT newsroom. Updated Fridays.

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If you live in Austin, chances are your gas bill is going up. That’s because Texas Gas Service, the utility that supplies most of the city with gas, is raising rates. The company has done it every year since 2011, and some people think the process by which rates have risen needs an overhaul.

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You can't not notice the trees that line the paths on Austin's many hike and bike trails. But have you ever noticed a fair amount of them are numbered? They're on small metal tags nailed to the trunks.

Writer Will Neely noticed them while he was running along the Butler Hike and Bike Trail, so he asked about it for our ATXplained project, a series where KUT answers questions about life in Austin.

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