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The Lead: Doctors and Texas Politics, MoPac Toll Lanes, Sex Offender Registry

Good Monday morning. This weekend’s cold front made for a chilly morning; the National Weather Service says to expect a high near 70 for the Austin region. Here’s KUT’s top morning stories.

Here’s some more Austin and Texas stories from the web:

Texas officials say the national registry is too costly, and it's willing to risk losing about $1.4 million in grant money that would help local agencies enforce the law. State lawmakers say the grant money is far less than the estimated $38  million it would cost to modify the state's registry program.

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  • People Using Closed Austin Trail, Bird Habitat (AP)
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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