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11:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Dallas Patient Has Tested Positive For Ebola, CDC Confirms

A microscopic view of the Ebola virus.
Frederick A. Murphy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Dallas hospital patient has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the first case to be diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms.

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Governor's Debate
11:04 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

What People Are Saying On Twitter About #TexasDebates And Abbott Vs. Davis

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis squared off at their last governor's debate, which was held at the KERA studios in Dallas.
Andy Jacobsohn The Dallas Morning News

Folks were tweeting up a storm Tuesday night during the governor's debate featuring Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott. Here's a look at what people were saying on Twitter using the hashtag #TexasDebates:

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Governor's Debate
10:45 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Cool Video: 360-Degree View Behind The Scenes At Governor's Debate At KERA

A look inside the KERA control room during Tuesday night's governor's debate.
Dane Walters KERA

Ever wonder what it looks like in the control room during a live production? Here's a cool time lapse with a 360-degree view inside the KERA control room during Tuesday night's governor's debate:

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Governor's Debate
7:55 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

RECAP: Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis Face Off In Governor's Debate At KERA (Video)

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis met at the KERA studios in Dallas for their final governor's debate.
Andy Jacobsohn The Dallas Morning News

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis squared off Tuesday night in the KERA studios in their last governor’s debate. If you missed it, watch it here -- or catch up by reading our debate blog.

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KERA Newsroom
6:30 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

From The Newsroom: Ebola Diagnosis In Dallas, KERA Hosts Governor’s Debate

americannurseproject

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and the patient is at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. And the leading candidates for Texas Governor square off tonight at the KERA studios.

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Education
3:30 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Grand Prairie School District Comments On Voting Rights Lawsuit Settlement

School board members in Grand Prairie ISD will now be elected under a new system after a settlement was reached in a voting rights lawsuit against the district. The new system will consist of five single-member districts and two at-large districts.
Joe Shlabotnik flickr.com

UPDATE: The Grand Prairie school district has released a statement about the settlement. It said that the board "is confident the single-member district system will continue to produce" quality candidates and board members.

"The current Administration's emphasis on high-level achievement for all students will continue, resulting in outstanding educational programs and opportunities," the statement read. "The Board is hopeful the new system will encourage even more participation in the election process."

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Texas News
1:11 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Startled Steer Briefly Runs Amok At State Fair Of Texas

Max Geron with the Dallas Police Department tweeted this picture with the following note: "Mooooovin' down the Midway! I don't think @DallasPDMounted carry lassos."
Max Geron Twitter/@MaxDPD

A 1,000-pound steer was captured Monday after briefly escaping captivity at the State Fair of Texas.

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KERA Newsroom
9:47 am
Tue September 30, 2014

From The Newsroom: College Students Mourn Friends; Davis, Abbott Prep For Debate

Four softball players from the community college’s main campus in Gainesville died over the weekend in a bus crash just north of the Oklahoma border.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

This morning's top local stories from the KERA Newsroom: Doualy Xaykaothao reports from a grieving school. And we hear a recap of last night's lieutenant governor debate - and look forward to tonight, when the candidates for governor of Texas debate at KERA studios. 

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Education
8:20 am
Tue September 30, 2014

A Race Against The Odds, With A High School Diploma As The Trophy

Ashley Black reads her essay to her class, as it's recorded for an Audio-Visual assignment.
Christina Ulsh

Almost 90 percent of high school students in Texas graduate from high school, although there is large variation by race, ethnicity, family income, disability, and English proficiency. At Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, 74 percent of African-American students graduate, while 80 percent of the Latino students do.

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The High Five
7:24 am
Tue September 30, 2014

CNN Money Says Everyone Is Moving To Texas Because Of Jobs and Cheap Housing

Texas added more than 387,000 residents between 2012 and 2013.
Jiri Flogel Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: More people are heading to Texas, a patient in Dallas is being tested for the Ebola virus, the gubernatorial candidates debate tonight, and more.

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