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Top Morning Stories November 21, 2010

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University of Texas at Austin head football coach Mack Brown speaks to the media back in October when the team had hit a rough patch. Saturday night, the Longhorns were back to their winning ways.

UT Longhorns Back on Winning Track

The Texas Longhorn football team beat Florida Atlantic Saturday 51-17. The  Longhorns still have some heavy lifting ahead though; they face Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night at 7:00 p.m. in Austin. The Aggies beat Nebraska Saturday 9-6. The Longhorns are not yet eligible to play in a bowl game. They still need one more win to hit the six-win mark that would make them bowl eligible.


14th Annual Austin Empty Bowl Project

A bowl of a very different kind is on the minds of many Central Texans today. It's the 14th annual Austin Empty Bowl Project. Here is how it works: students and local potters have made thousands of ceramic bowls. Those bowls are for sale, and the buyers get to fill them with gourmet soup and enjoy a meal. The proceeds from the sale of the bowls benefits the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.  The event is today from 11:00 a.m until 3:00 p.m. at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center at 600 River Street in Austin.


Planning Ahead for the Thanskgiving Holiday

The Thanksgiving holiday period seems to start earlier and earlier each year. Here is some information to make your planning a little easier. The city of Austin has a listing of some community Thanksgiving meals going on. If you are traveling over the holiday period, check with the airport for your flight status and other holiday travel information. The Austin American-Statesman also has a list of closings for the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on Twitter @jenstayton.