News Brief
7:50 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Top Morning Stories October 28, 2011

World Series

The Texas Rangers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, 10-9 in 11 inning last night. The two are now tied in the World Series, 3-3. That forces a Game 7 of the World Series tonight in St. Louis. This is the first time in nine years that a World Series has gone gone to a seventh and deciding game.

Execution of San Antonio Man

Frank Garcia of San Antonio has been executed for killing both his wife and a police officer in 2001. Garcia was convicted for shooting the officer three times, while the officer was attempting to settle a dispute between Garcia and his wife. Garcia then shot and killed his wife. Garcia was put to death by lethal injection on Thursday evening.

This is the 12th execution in Texas this year.

Wind Energy in Texas

The EPA has named Austin number two in its list of the top 20 local government in annual green power consumption. Texas cities rounded out the top three spots, with Houston at number one and Dallas coming in third. All three cities were noted for their use of wind energy. The Austin Independent School District also made the list at number 11 for its use of wind and biogas energy.

More KUT coverage on wind energy in Central Texas can be found here, here and here.

Longhorn Update

The Longhorns play the University of Kansas Jayhawks tomorrow at 6 p.m. The game will be exclusively broadcast on the Longhorn Network, which still has yet to be picked up by most Central Texas cable providers including Time Warner. Here is more about the Longhorn network.