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Wed December 28, 2011

Top Morning Stories 12/28/11: Holiday Bowl Tonight, Teen Leaves Inspiring Video Before Passing Away

Holiday Bowl Time!

Texas and California clash tonight in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. The Texas Longhorn football team is looking for its eighth win of the season. A lot’s at stake for the Horns and the California Golden Bears. Both ended the regular season 7-5. And both teams are making a return to a bowl game after not qualifying last season.

Tonight’s game starts at 7:00 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

Free Pet IDs Ahead of New Year's Eve

Pets often end up lost and at the shelter during the New Year's holiday. That's because fireworks can scare pets bad enough for them to run away. The City of Austin is offering free I.D. tags, collars and microchips to help identify pets in case they do get lost this weekend. Services will be provided at the city's new animal shelter:

Free Pet I.D. Services
Friday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Austin Animal Center
7201 Levander Loop

Austin Teen Leaves Inspiring Video Before Death

An Austin teen passed away on Christmas Day after battling a heart condition most of his life. Many have been touched by a video Ben Breedlove posted on YouTube before his death.

In the video, he uses note cards to talk about instances where he cheated death and a peaceful vision he's had.  Breedlove was 18 years-old and a Westlake High School student. You can watch the video that's been inspiring many here.