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Top Morning Stories for November 10, 2011

Rick Perry campaigning in Jefferson, Iowa in September.
Photo by Ben Philpott for KUT News
Rick Perry campaigning in Jefferson, Iowa in September.

Rick Perry's Reaction to "Oops" Moment

Rick Perry's "oops" moment last night has provided plenty of fodder for the pundits.  In a rare post-debate appearance, the candidate appeared to be in deep damage control.

Perry tweeted to his followers on Twitter last night saying:

"Really glad I wore my boots 2nite because I stepped in it out there. I did still name 2 agencies to eliminate. Obama has never done that!"

So where does he go from here? Perry spoke to the Associated Press this morning and was asked if he will step out of the race as a result of last night.

"This ain't a day for quitting nothing."

Perry also appeared this morning on both Fox and Friends and Good Morning America.

Mack Brown on Joe Paterno

Mack Brown has released a statement in the wake of Penn State Head Football Coach Joe Paterno's ouster. ESPN reports that the Longhorns coach had this to say:

"I've known Coach Paterno since I started coaching. I know nothing of the circumstances, but college football will miss him greatly on the field. He has done much for the game, and for Penn State."

Vote on Confederate Plates

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is voting today on whether or not to allow a new specialty plate that has an image of the Confederate battle flag. The plate is supported by the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The plates have already been approved in Georgia, Alabama, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South CarolinaTennessee, and Virginia. KUT has more on this story.

Austin City Council Meeting

Austin City Council will meet today at 10 a.m. to discuss an agreement to purchase the LCRA's Glenlake Water System, a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to weatherize homes, and the Downtown Austin Plan, among other issues.