Top Morning Stories June 14, 2011
Last Day to Vote Early
Today is the last day to cast an early ballot in the Austin City Council runoff election for Place Three. On the ballot: incumbent Randi Shade and challenger Kathie Tovo. So far 4.77 percent of registered voters in Travis County have cast a ballot. Election Day is Saturday June 18. Find Travis County voter information here. Williamson County voters can find info here.
Aggies Advance to College World Series
The Texas A&M baseball teambeat Florida State 11-2 last night. That was win number two in the best-of-three series of the Tallahassee Super Regional. This is the first time the Aggies have made it to the College World Series since 1999. The Associated Press has reaction from the head coach:
"There are two things that I truly enjoy: No. 1, sitting on the bus, listening to our players laugh after we won a game on the road," said Texas A&M coach Rob Childress, who got a Gatorade bath after the win. "No. 2, watching our guys dogpile on the way to Omaha. I sure enjoyed that one tonight."
Lawsuit Filed Against New Abortion Sonogram Law
An abortion rights group has filed a lawsuit challenging a new Texas law on abortions. Starting in September, doctors will be required to conduct a sonogram and describe it to a woman before she gets an abortion.
The Center for Reproductive Rights claims the law violates the First Amendment rights of the doctor and the patient and discriminates against women. Supporters of the new law say it will help women make a more informed decision.