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Montinique Monroe for KUT

When you've lived for 112 years, there's not a lot someone can give you for your birthday that you haven't already received. That's why Richard Overton, America's oldest World War II veteran, is thinking big. 

"I want a million dollars if you're going to give it to me," he said Thursday from the front porch of his East Austin home.

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

The Austin City Council passed a resolution today preventing the police department from selling used guns to the public.

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT; image of the stair car courtesy of Netflix

This is joyous news.

Austinites get their own chance to be a hop-on Saturday when the Bluth family stair car rolls into town.

Gabriel C. Pérez

Residents of the Goodall Wooten dormitory say the building is closing after decades of providing affordable housing near the UT campus.

The Moody College of Communication at UT-Austin announced today that Patti C. Smith has been named interim general manager of KUT and KUTX Public Media.

She'll assume the role on May 14.

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