Jerry Quijano | KUT

Jerry Quijano is a producer and host. A native south Texan, he joined the KUT staff after graduating from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Jerry was part of NPR’s Next Generation initiative at KUT in 2017. When he’s not in the studio, Jerry enjoys collecting vinyl records.

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Jeremiah the Innocent and Friends in Zilker Park at the Austin Central Library.
Julia Reihs / KUT

Today is Hi, How Are You Day in Austin. The day was inspired by the late artist and musician Daniel Johnston to raise awareness of mental health issues. Johnston painted the iconic "Hi, How Are You" mural on 21st Street and Guadalupe. Today would have been his 59th birthday.

KUT Weekend brings you some of our favorite stories from the KUT newsroom. Updated Fridays.

Christmas lights and a disco ball display on 37th Street.
Michael Minasi / KUT

The Christmas light displays on a small strip of 37th Street just off Guadalupe are anything but normal. If you’re heading out this year, you’ll likely find a volcano exploding with electric light in one front yard. You’ll also run into Baby Yoda, a pole-dancing Santa and at least a few aliens.

Dockless electric scooters on Rainey Street
Emree Weaver for KUT

The Austin Transportation Department is recommending a 15-cent per-trip fee for every ride on a shared dockless scooter, bicycle or moped to help pay for staff to regulate and monitor them.

A sign noting that public consumption of alcohol is forbidden.
Austin Price for KUT

Austin City Council wants the city manager to dig into the rules that determine where people can and cannot walk down the street with an open container of beer.

A homeless encampment near the ARCH shelter in downtown Austin.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

ECHO, the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, says the addition of 200-300 short-term motel units would substantially impact the community of Austinites living without shelter. In a memo sent Tuesday to the mayor and City Council, city staff said they agree.

Gary Clark Jr. performs at ACL Fest last month.
Julia Reihs / KUTX

Gary Clark Jr. is at the forefront of a group of Texas artists nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Clark Jr. released his latest album, This Land, in February and earned four nominations, including three for the album's titular track.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

The cost of parking in a metered, on-street space in Austin is going up. Beginning Monday, Oct. 14, the standard meter rate around Austin will be $2 per hour.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Williamson County voters will decide next month whether to invest $447 million into one of Texas’ fastest growing counties.

Carlo Nasisse for KUT

Whataburger announced today that it is selling a majority interest in the company to BDT Capital Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based bank.


Nine bills concerning marijuana and hemp are set for public hearing in the Texas House on Monday.