AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) - The University of Texas Tower bells will be played to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Junior music major Austin Ferguson said he'll perform Tuesday afternoon. The tribute comes a day after the bombings in Boston left at least three people dead and more than 140 hurt.
Ferguson told the Austin American-Statesman that selections will include "Amazing Grace" and "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."
Ferguson is among the students who perform using the set of 56 bells — formally known as a carillion — that make up the largest musical structure in Texas.
The half-hour concert begins at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
In-Depth: Austin active in fitness sphere
The news of the bombing in Boston shook the Texas capital city, especially with the active running and fitness communities.
There are 27 runs, triathlons and swimming events in Travis County for April alone. The next big race is happening Sunday, where thousands of cyclists will finish a 150-mile ride from Houston to Austin.
Austin runners in Boston for the marathon described the chaotic scene Monday. More than 200 runners from Central Texas competed in the event that draws participants and spectators from around the world.
In-Depth: Local security efforts
The blasts also have organizers of other events on edge and reviewing security measures to make sure it doesn't happen at their affair.
The Bob Bullock State History Museum will be the finish line for nearly 12,000 cyclists on Sunday for the close of BP MS-150, a two-day bike race that starts in Houston.
Officials with that event say it will happen as planned, and they are working with security officials to ensure safety.
A marathon draws lots of runners, and people who come to cheer them on. Monday's blasts in Boston came near the peak of the race at the finish line.
Meanwhile, much of the security planning for these events is confidential.
The next large running event will be the Schlotzky's Bun Run in Downtown Austin on April 28.
Around 3,500 runners are expected for that event.
In-Depth: Local medical response
In addition to regular ambulances and hospital staff, Austin-Travis County EMS has special response teams for large events.
The new bus ambulance can handle multiple victims and frees up to 10 ambulances to do their work separately.
And there are also motorcycle paramedics. Those let doctors navigate through crowds quickly to give medical attention.
In-Depth: Need for heightened awareness
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo joined KXAN News Today early Tuesday to talk about the need for heightened awareness and vigilance, especially at spectator sporting events such as the Boston Marathon.
"We don't have enough officers to take care of everything at once," said Acevedo. "But if everyone's engaged, everyone's aware, everyone takes the time to be the eyes and ears of their neighbors, their fellow runners, the police department, we'll be much safer."
Acevedo added that finish lines have to be treated as an airport, where there's a lot of congregation of people.
"You don't leave a bag at an airport, and you should not do that in our races," he said. "And I think we're going to have to work really hard to change the mindset of our folks we're involved with."
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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 are looking for a missing woman.
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.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.