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The Lead: Inauguration Day 2013

It's not just any ol' Monday—it's Inauguration Day and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The streak of beautiful weather in Central Texas looks to continue today. The National Weather Service reports we'll get up to a high of 68 with partly sunny skies.

Lead Story: President Barack Obama will be ceremoniously sworn in for his second term this morning. NPR is providing on air coverage on KUT 90.5. Click here for a full list of the day's events.

Locals Head to Washington: The Bailey Middle School Wind Ensemble will represent Texas at the Presidential Inauguration Festival today. Ensemble Director Bill Haehnel is leading the group of sixty-one 12 to 14 year-olds.

Austin Community College’s Jazz Ensemble will also perform during the Inaugural festival. Director Tom Husak says the musicians are looking forward to giving Washington a taste of Texas.

Latinos Celebrate Inauguration: The many Latinos who worked to help Obama gain re-election are celebrating today and hoping to be rewarded with comprehensive immigration reform. The Latino Inaugural Ball was yesterday.

As Texas Public Radio's David Martin Davies reports, some San Antonio residents traveled to Washington, D.C. for the event and the swearing in.

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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