Jill Ament


Jill Ament is a reporter at KWBU. She hails from right here in Central Texas, growing up down the road in Gatesville. She graduated from Texas State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May of 2012.

Her love for radio reporting and producing began while at Texas State.  She held several roles at the college’s radio station, KTSW 89.9 FM, including assistant news director and reporter. Jill also was a newsroom intern with KUT 90.5 FM and a production intern with KGSR 93.3 in Austin.

Jill’s work has taken her across the country. After college, she went on to intern in New York City with Teach for America’s videography team, filming doc style pieces on new teachers serving in inner city NYC schools. She also just recently completed a 10-month stint of national service with AmeriCorps in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions of the US, serving as a corps member and media representative. Jill is glad to be back in Texas serving the communities she grew up in.

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The head of the association says putting the onus on businesses and employees to enforce face-mask rules is an unfair burden, and puts staff safety at risk.

Graduation At The Last Drive-In Picture Show

May 15, 2020
Courtesy of Gatesville High School and Amber Colson Photography

Gatesville High School seniors and families will celebrate a socially distanced graduation next week at the community’s 70-year-old drive-in theater.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT News

With so many Texans out of work because of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, food banks are the state’s newest first-responders. And the soaring demand is pushing Texas food banks to the limit as they too wait for sorely-needed state and federal aid to arrive.

When stay-at-home orders were issued across Texas late last month, food banks knew they would play some sort of key role for those about to lose their jobs. They didn’t know then how quickly their role would grow, seemingly overnight.

Julia Reihs

Officials leading many of Texas’ most densely populated cities and counties have now issued shelter-in-place orders that prohibit unnecessary travel. The orders also require nonessential businesses to temporarily close. These orders represent the strongest measures yet aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus in Texas. 

Texas Standard host David Brown spoke with leaders of three communities that have instituted shelter-in-place directives. 

Armando Morales

The’ “big three” – Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen met with members of the Legislature who represent El Paso.