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The Lead: Flash Flood Watch, Bastrop Fire Aid, Austin Medical School

Central Texas is under a flash flood watch today, as heavy rains are expected to hit Travis and surrounding counties this afternoon. Here’s what KUT News has been working on this morning, along with some top stories.

Here's more stories from around the web:

  • Former Mayor Pro Tem Betty Dunkerley Makes Case for Prop. 1, Med School (Oak Hill Gazette)
“'With the growing population and the growing of these two segments, we can look down the road two or three years and see that we already have a doctor shortage of 700 doctors in this area,' Dunkerley said. 'So it is very critical that we do some strategy in order to get more physicians into this area to help all of us as we get older.'"

  • New Owner Takes Over East Austin’s Scoot Inn (Statesman)
"Scoot Inn, which closed its doors two weeks ago, will be taken over Friday by Austin-based ATX Brands, founder and CEO Doug Guller told the American-Statesman."

  • Austin ISD Considering Land Purchase to Build New South High School Campus (Community Impact)
  • Opposition Forms to UT’s Potential Hire of Mexican President (Texas Tribune)
Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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