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AM Update: Early Voting Ending, Aurora Victim Laid to Rest, Longhorns in the Olympics

Last Day to Vote Early

Today is the last day to cast your ballot early in the primary runoff election.

You can click here to find a list of early voting locations in Travis County. Most locations close at 6 p.m. The polling place at the Travis County Offices on Airport Boulevard is open until 7 p.m.

Less than three percent of registered Travis County voters have cast a ballot so far.

Election Day for the primary runoff is Tuesday. On Election Day you’ll only be allowed to vote at your precinct.

Colorado Shooting Victim Remembered in Austin

A funeral for the former Austinite killed in the Aurora movie theater massacre will take place in Austin today.Gordon Cowden, 51, had taken two of his four children to the theater midnight movie premiere of the new Batman film last week and was killed in a shooting that killed 12 and wounded 58. Cowden’s children were not hurt.

Cowden grew up in Austin and was a graduate of Westlake High School.

A memorial service for him took place Wednesday in Denver.

Cowden’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at Riverbend Church. He will be laid to rest in Austin Memorial Park.

Longhorns in London

Sports fans worldwide eagerly await the opening of the2012 Olympic Games in London.

The Opening Ceremony starts at 9 p.m. in Britain – that's at 3 p.m. CST. You can watch the Opening Ceremony tonight on KXAN at 6:30 p.m.

The time difference could mean early mornings for some Austinites dedicated to seeing former UT athletes compete – or could mean avoiding any media on the event until it airs at a "decent" hour locally.

There are several Longhorns in London. The first to compete is Brendan Hansen. He is scheduled to face other swimmers in a qualifying heat for the 100m Breaststroke at 5:52 a.m. CST.

Kevin Durant will make his first appearance at 8:30 a.m. CST on Sunday in a game against France.

You can find information on which events will air when at

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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