KUT Morning Newspod November 2, 2011
Austin Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
The Department of Defense has announced the death of a solider from Austin. 38 year-old Sergeant James M. Darrough was one of four U.S. soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing Saturday in Kabul Province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Darrough was with the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The Associated Press reports he is survived by his parents, his wife, two sons and two daughters.
Funeral Today for Round Rock Soldier
Funeral services will be held this morning for Army Sergeant Paul A. Rivera of Round Rock. Sgt. Rivera was killed in action on October 22nd when a vehicle he was in rolled over during an attack southeast of Kabul. He was 26 years-old. Paul Rivera graduated from Stony Point High School in 2003. He joined the Army when he graduated. Rivera was stationed in Germany when he was deployed to Afghanistan.
He leaves behind his parents and a younger brother who is also in the Army. Services will be held at Saint Mary Cathedral in downtown Austin. Army Sgt. Paul Rivera will be buried later today at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
UT Fans Frustrated by Contract Disputes
DirecTV reached an agreement late Monday night with the Fox Networks that will allow subscribers to see this week’s UT football game against Texas Tech. Last week, very few Central Texans were able to watch Texas football on the Longhorn Network. KUT’s Andy Uhler reports on the ongoing contract dispute between local TV providers and ESPN.