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Sunday Morning Round-Up: April 24, 2011

Did the "Bug Bunny" visit your house?
Photo by KUT News
Did the "Bug Bunny" visit your house?

Good morning Austin! We here at the KUT Sunday Morning Round-Up hope you have a nice day planed. Just make sure you don't do any charcoal grilling (propane is o.k.) and don't "smoke-em-if-you-got-em" if you're in a park today. The city's burn ban will remain in place until conditions change.

That means rain and less wind basically. We may get that rain component tomorrow. The forecast is calling for a 50% chance of rain Monday.

Now on to the other news of the day:

Austin ISD has been considering whether or not to close down some of its urban elementary schools because of shrinking student populations. Today the Austin American Statesman has a good story looking at WHY the number of kids is dropping while the downtown population is growing.

Sticking with education - The Texas Senate is expected to take up its version of budget this week. The spending bill cuts billions from the state's K-12 education budget. The Texas Tribune has a story this morninglooking at how those cuts could affect magnet schools in the Dallas ISD.

And finally here's a little Longhorn Sports Round-Up. The UT baseball team took two out of three games against Kansas this weekend. The loss Saturday dropped the team ½-game behind Texas A&M in the Big 12 Standings.

The Softball team beat Texas Tech Saturday to remain undefeated in Big 12 play.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.