kut roundup

11:21 am
Wed February 15, 2012

KUT News Roundup: City Website Reloading, Cattle Ranchers Fight Drought, and Fact Checking Gingrich

If you've missed any of our reporting this week, we've compiled this report.
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It's Wednesday, which can only mean one thing: A mid-week round-up of news in Austin and Central Texas from KUT.org, our reporting partner StateImpact Texas, and our friends at KUHF Houston:

New Austin City Website Still Ironing Out Kinks (KUT News)

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9:56 am
Wed February 8, 2012

KUT News Roundup: Austin Energy Rates, Weekend Rail Service, Fact Checking Lamar Smith

Public health, online piracy and the Texas primaries: KUT's broadcast stories on these topics and more are available online.
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KUT Radio’s broadcast news reporting is also available online. Here’s a mid-week look at what we’ve been following.

Austin Energy Rates Get Another Hearing This Week:

“The rate increase would be cut into two phases — most of the increase starting this year, the rest in 2014; $105 million would be transferred from Austin Energy’s budget to the city’s general fund;  and churches and small businesses would get a discount. So would customers outside the city limits.

People using 200 kilowatt-hours of energy or less each month would get the smallest bill.

The changes were meant to address some criticism of the utility’s first proposal. But some critics say the changes don’t go far enough.”

City to Vote Soon on Weekend Night Rail:

“The City of Austin and Capital Metro are getting closer to hammering out a deal on weekend Red Line rail service.

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3:43 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

KUT Roundup: DIY Divorce, Historic Clarksville, Weekend Music Picks, and a Belo Center Preview

An architectural rendering of the Belo Center for New Media, opening this year.
Image courtesy University of Texas College of Communication

Divorce may become easier to do without the help of a lawyer. A photo exhibit documenting Clarksville’s African-American history is launched. An Austin suburb’s water supply has gone dry. And you can take a virtual tour of KUT’s new home in the under-construction Belo Center. KUT creates great amounts of content, so here’s a roundup of what you might have missed, along with work from StateImpact Texas, our joint reporting project with NPR.

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10:41 am
Tue January 10, 2012

KUT Roundup: Tax Breaks For Drillers, FronteraFest, Belo Center Time Lapse

Construction of KUT's new home is proceeding on schedule. Check out the time-lapse video below.
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The drought does not recognize political boundaries. Astronomers gather in Austin. And some Texas drillers get big tax breaks. Here’s a roundup of the latest content from KUT and StateImpact Texas, our joint reporting project with NPR.

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