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Sunday Roundup for May 22, 2011

There is still come ground to cover before state lawmakers can declare their work done on a state budget. Photo of the Texas House Chamber by Nathan Bernier for KUT News.

State Budget Battle Continues

Perhaps you enjoyed a nice day off of Saturday, but state lawmakers are still trying to reach agreement on a state budget plan. Yes, the end of the 2011 regular legislative session is near - just over a  week away - and the deal is still not done. Click here for an update from KUT's political reporting partner, the Texas Tribune, on where things stand right now. Lawmakers are not in session today.

Happy 40th Birthday LBJ Library and Museum

Not everyone likes acknowledging when they turn the big 4-0, but the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum does not mind. The museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an open house this afternoon. Click here for details on the festivities.

Tough Day for UT Baseball and Softball

Many UT Longhorns were celebrating their graduation Saturday;  click here for the Austin American-Statesman's coverage of the commencement bathed in burnt orange. But not all Longhorns were happy on Saturday. UT's baseball team lost to Texas A&M 3-0 in their last game of the regular season.  That means the Longhorns and Aggies are the co-Big 12 baseball champions for 2011. The Big 12 conference tournament starts Wednesday. UT's softball team also lost Saturday. Louisiana-Lafayette defeated the Longhorns 5-3 in the NCAA Austin  Regional, so the season is over for Longhorn softball.

Sunday's Weather Forecast

It was a rowdy night for Burnet and Williamson Counties Saturday, with reports of grapefruit-sized hail and word of a possible tornado. Click here for details from last night and today's weather forecast from News 8 Austin.


Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on Twitter @jenstayton.