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Top Stories: Officials Hope For More Uterus Transplant Babies; School Bus Trouble In Dallas

Dec 4, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Baylor University Medical Center officials in Dallas say the birth of a baby from a uterus transplant could open doors for women struggling with uterine infertility. It's the first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States. Baylor officials say that eight transplants have been performed and that one of those women currently is pregnant.

Other top stories this evening:  

  • Several weeks ago, Texas House speaker Joe Straus made a stunning announcement that the San Antonio Republican will not return to his position as speaker, and he won’t be seeking re-election. Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek talked with David Brown, host of Texas Standard.
  • Last month, voters chose to dissolve the school bus agency that’s called Dallas County Schools. The bus service will continue through the end of this school year. Still, the Dallas school district and other districts that use the service are now scrambling to come up with plans to get tens of thousands of kids to class for the next school year. KERA’s Stella Chavez has been checking in with area districts and she talked with Eric Aasen.

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