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Why Does It Take So Long to Get Anything Built in Austin?

Austin residents are no strangers to orange cones dotting the highways or construction cranes in the sky. But one KUT listener wondered: Why does it take so long to get anything built around here?

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Texas Demonyms: Dallasites, Victorians, and Everything In-Between

A demonym describes the inhabitants of a place. With so many cities and counties in Texas, it’s hard to keep track of who is what from where. Word scholar W.F. Strong has a helpful list to keep you on track. For places ending in “s”, add “-ites” Dallas – Dallasites Dumas – Dumasites For places…

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Is Austin Still Keeping It Weird?

“Keep Austin Weird.” The phrase is printed on T-shirts, bumper stickers, posters; it’s part of Austin’s national reputation. But, it seems that for every pocket of weird, there’s a new corporate chain from California moving in.

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What Happens To Austin’s Recycling? ♻️

Many people think of recycling as somehow both mundane and mysterious. So, we followed a 12-ounce can of Coke.

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City Girls in Cowboy Boots

Texan ladies love a good pair of cowboy boots, even if they’ve never seen a horse. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton as she wrote this week’s poem.

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Best Town Names in Texas

Everyone knows the familiar Texas city names: Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso. But if you look closer, you’ll find that our state has more than a few interesting points on the map. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

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Suburban Sprawl

There’s one thing that Texans can always depend on: cities getting bigger, faster. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton as she wrote this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: November 5, 2015

Is Dallas a sanctuary city? Governor Abbott is threatening to withhold funding from local law enforcement unless they cooperate with the feds. A Texas company that designs caskets has a patent for a unique creation, we’ll explore. We’re also talking high tech cardboard goggles for virtual reality – seriously. And, burrito lovers might want to…

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KUT Weekend – March 21, 2014

Why Texas farmers are planting more and more cotton. How much does citizen input REALLY matter for city projects? And three grisly murders at Lake Waco 30 years ago continue to raise questions.

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