AUSTIN(KXAN) - Augie Garrido enters his 41st year as a head baseball coach thisweekend, but he won't be at the field to see it. Garrido willstay home for UT's four game series with Illinois-Chicago as heserves his university imposed suspension for his DWI arrest andguilty plea in January.
Garrido said that he will go through that helpless feeling thatall fans experience while listening to the games on the radio.
"As I listen to it rather than watch it, its a lot harder to bea fan so I'll get an appreciation all uncomfortable things thatpeople that watch the games that aren't mislead by the fact thatthey think they have control just by being in the dugout, so Ithink that will be the big change", said Garrido.
Longtime assistant Tommy Harmon will take over in Garrido'sabsence with Skip Johnson handling the pitching staff. Forthe players who ranked 4th in the nation in the pre-season andpicked 2nd in the Big 12 by the coaches, they don't expect thingsto be much different.
"Just maybe looking in and not seeing him (Garrido) in thedugout for the signs, you know he prepares us for adversity andeverything that goes along with baseball," said senior 3rd BasemanMichael Torres.
Sophomore Chance Ruffin is scheduled to start Friday'sopener. There has been a scheduling change for Sunday. Instead of a 1:00pm start, they have moved up the first pitch to12:30pm to accomodate Illinois-Chicago's travel schedule.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.