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AM Update: Future of Lady Bird Lake, Fort Hood Suspect in Court, Spurs Lose Conference Finals

The Sustainable Design Assessment Team; Photo courtesy U.S. Army; Photo by NBAE/Getty Images

Three Proposals for Future of Austin's "South Shore"

A team of architects and planners has been studying the south shore of Lady Bird Lake near Congress and South First Street. Last night, they presented three proposals for future of the south shore.

The first focuses on using the area as a natural resource for things like urban agriculture and recreation. The second proposal would include public space but also make room for hotels and food trailers. The third option would include lots of housing and transit.

The expert team will present a more detailed report in the next few months.

Should Feds Pay for Expert in Accused Fort Hood Shooter's Defense?

The Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage will be in court tomorrow for a pre-trial hearing.

The hearing will focus on whether the federal government should pay for the expert services of a neurologist to help the defense.

Major Nidal Hasan is facing dozens of murder and attempted murder charges for the November 2009 shootings. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Durant Leads Thunder to Win Over Spurs, NBA Finals

Former UT Longhorn and current Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant scored 34 points in last night’s must-win game between the Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs.

His effort helped Oklahoma City beat the Spurs in the deciding game of the NBA Western Conference Finals.

The Spurs had started off the series with two winsover the Thunder but then dropped the next four games. The Thunder will now go on to the NBA finals to face either the Miami Heat or the Boston Celtics.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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