What Texas Public Radio Stations Are Talking About This Week

A preview of the San Antonio city budget, Frisco property tax revolts and the five Austin City Council seats up for grabs.

By Rhonda Fanning & Leah ScarpelliSeptember 12, 2016 11:50 am

From KUT Austin, Texas Public Radio in San Antonio and KERA in Dallas, three news editors give us their news forecast for the week.

Steve Short, Assistant News Director for Texas Public Radio in San Antonio:

“The San Antonio city council is about to approve its $2.5 billion operating budget for the next fiscal year. That’s going to happen on Thursday. One big aspect of this budget this time around is that they have come up with a contract with the San Antonio Police Officers Association – the association has been working without a contract for the past two years and they reached an agreement in recent weeks.”

Rick Holter, Vice President of News at KERA in Dallas:

“We’re looking at what could be a budding property tax revolt across north Texas. Up in Frisco the voters there defeated an effort to add some property taxes for schools a couple of weeks ago. That vote was on the same weekend that the Dallas Cowboys opened their big mega-billion star complex in Frisco, which is partly funded by the school district there. That was thought to be in part a kind of vote of concern about the schools being involved.”

Ben Philpott, Senior News Editor at KUT in Austin:

“We’ve really kicked off this week a look at the city council races here in Austin. Everybody’s focusing on the presidential race, but we’ve got five districts up for city council here.”

Listen to the full week ahead in the audio player above.

Post by Beth Cortez-Neavel.