Civic Engagement This East Coast Team Moved To Texas To Tackle Political Polarization. Here's What They Learned. By Jennifer Stayton | KUT • Jan 10, 2020 Martin do Nascimento / KUT When two 2019 college grads from the East Coast noticed a lack of important — and civil — conversations about critical issues, they decided to help make those conversations happen. And what better place to do that, they figured, than Texas. Austin Ranks High In Voter Turnout In New Civil Health Checkup By DaLyah Jones • Oct 10, 2018 Julia Reihs / KUT Residents in the Greater Austin area ranked high in voter turnout and knowledge of key issues, but have lent less of a helping hand, according to the 2018 Greater Austin Civic Health Index.