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KUT Audio News Roundup

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Some of the stories we've produced in the last 24 hours.

Neighborhoods Worry Over "Imagine Austin"

Friday is the last day to take the survey on the City of Austin’s effort to draft a new comprehensive plan, which will focus future growth in Austin. Early next year, the city council will adopt the map that will guide that plan. But as KUT's Matt Largey reports, some neighborhood groups are saying, “Not so fast.”

Tribcast: Congressional Redistricting

Texas lawmakers will have to redraw the state’s election maps during the 2011 legislative session.The redistricting includes drawing a map with three or four new congressional seats. On this week’s KUT News-Texas Tribune Tribcast, Evan Smith, Ross Ramsey, Elise Hu and Ben Philpott go over what those maps could look like and what Congressmen could be affected.

People Trust Starts New Affordable Housing Project in Southwest Austin

The Austin City Council is expected to approve $1.25 million today to build the Westgate Grove subdivision in Southwest Austin. As KUT's Erika Aguilar reports, the development is being managed by the Austin non-profit People Trust, which helps low-income families into home ownership.

Forum Focuses on Gay Teen Safety

As KUT's Mose Buchele reports, the discussion comes amid several well publicized teen suicides across the country.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.