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Tuesday Morning Update

Evening and Saturday parking downtown could start costing you.
Photo by KUT News
Evening and Saturday parking downtown could start costing you.

Parking Subcommittee Meets

The city subcommittee that will explore whether to extend paid downtown parking to evenings and Saturdays met for the first time yesterday.  KUT's Mose Buchele reports that some fear that a time line to end free downtown parking has more to do with Austin’s political calendar than with good city government.

High Fire Danger = No High-Flying Fireworks

Fireworks for the Holiday season went on sale throughout the state yesterday, but with some notable exceptions.  Vendors and distributors are voluntarily not selling bottle rockets and missiles with fins, due to high fire danger throughout Central Texas.

Lights Out...Everybody!

If you stayed up...or got up early...you got a chance to see the moon disappear behind the earth's shadow.  If you didn't, don't worry.  Plenty of people with plenty of cameras did, so they could document the final lunar eclipse of 2010, which happened to come on the first day of winter.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.