Top Stories: Bonham ISD Cancels Classes Because Of The Flu; Mavs Will Accept Bitcoin Next Season | KERA News

Top Stories: Bonham ISD Cancels Classes Because Of The Flu; Mavs Will Accept Bitcoin Next Season

Jan 16, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Students in the Bonham school district won’t be able to go to school for a week. The district Tuesday afternoon said it decided to cancel school beginning Wednesday through next Tuesday because of the number of students and employees who are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

District officials say all of their campuses have seen a growing number of confirmed cases of the flu. Besides classes, all evening activities have also been canceled or relocated.

Classes in Bonham ISD are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Other stories the evening:

  • Fans of the Dallas Mavericks will soon have a new, high-tech option to pay for tickets. Owner Mark Cuban says the team will become the first pro sports franchise outside California to accept Bitcoin. KERA’s Gus Contreras has the latest on Cuban's cryptocurrency play.
  • North Texas is about to get a visit from one of the hottest names in Hollywood and in politics. Oprah Winfrey is headlining an April fundraiser for a Plano food pantry.
  • When Anjali Kumar became a mother she suddenly wanted to understand complex questions about the meaning of life. So she set out on a quest to find God – at sweat lodges, laughing yoga and even  Burning Man. Today on Think, she told Krys Boyd what drove her quest to find her own spirituality.
  • Conrad High School has a student body loaded with refugees and kids from poor households. Many of them have to work to support their families. As KERA's Courtney Collins reports, that means learning about budgeting, saving and investing can't wait.

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