The Newsroom: Top things to know today

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Despite yesterday being the first day of fall, it certainly still felt like summer in Austin. But don’t worry is a cold front on the horizon bringing rain and cooler temperatures.

  1. UT football player arrested for DWI: University of Texas football player, Kent Perkins, is in custody at the Travis County Jail on driving while intoxicated charges. He was arrested at 4:54 a.m. this morning.
  2. Texas Tribune Festival kicks off: Organizers say panels will talk about “real social issues.” Speakers include Phil Collins and Lance Armstrong.
  3. Bouncer charged in 6th St. bar sexual assault: A woman out celebrating her birthday told officers she was sexually assaulted by a bouncer at the New York New York bar on Sixth Street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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