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Ebola In Dallas
11:19 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Texas Task Force Offers Plans To Stop Ebola Spread

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Gov. Rick Perry’s recently appointed task force for infectious diseases held its first public hearing in Austin. 

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The High Five
9:52 am
Thu October 23, 2014

You Can Still Find Funnel Cake Ale, But Supplies Are Limited

Funnel Cake Ale is still available, but not much is left.
State Fair of Texas

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Funnel Cake Ale is still available, Ben Wheeler’s first Feral Hog Festival without its founder, watch the partial solar eclipse this afternoon, and more.

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Ebola In Dallas
5:00 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Ebola Blog: After Ebola Cases, Revenue Plunges 25 Percent At Presbyterian Hospital

Ebola has taken a personal toll at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas: One patient died, and two nurses are being treated for the disease. New numbers released today show the financial toll.
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[We will update this story throughout the day.] The financial impact of Ebola on Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has been significant. Net revenue is down 25.6 percent – or $8.1 million -- in October compared to the first nine months of 2014, according to financial disclosure forms released Wednesday afternoon.

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Ebola in Dallas
10:18 am
Wed October 22, 2014

When It Came To Ebola, Control Eluded State Leaders

Gov. Rick Perry speaking at a press conference on Oct. 17.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera The Texas Tribune

When the Ebola virus first arrived in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry greeted the grave news with trademark swagger.

“There is no place in the world, I will suggest to you, that has better professionals, better ability to address this, than in Texas,” he said at a hastily called press conference, one day after Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan tested positive for Ebola while in isolation at a Dallas hospital.

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The High Five
9:15 am
Wed October 22, 2014

State Suspends License Of Fort Worth Vet Accused Of Abusing Pets

Marian Harris of Aledo was reunited with her family pet, Sid in April. He was a patient at Camp Bowie Animal Clinic.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Fort Worth veterinarian accused of animal abuse has his license suspended, an unsolved case of diaper thievery, Klyde Warren Park wins a national award, and more.

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Texas News
10:14 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Possible Routes, Stops Unveiled For Dallas-Houston High-Speed Rail

This is a version of the train Texas Central Railway wants to run between Dallas and Houston
Txcentral.com

North Texans got their first chance to weigh in on a proposed bullet train that would link Dallas to Houston in under 90 minutes. A hundred or so people at a meeting earlier this week were united in their choice for where the train should stop in Dallas.

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Ebola In Dallas
4:59 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Nina Pham, 1st Nurse Infected With Ebola, In Good Condition At NIH

Nina Pham was the first Dallas nurse infected with Ebola. She was transferred to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.
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[We will update this story throughout the day.] The condition of Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse infected with Ebola, has been upgraded to good from fair, the National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Texas News
2:14 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Bees Sting 20 Students At North Texas School

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At least 20 sixth-graders at a North Texas school have been treated for bee stings in an attack during an outdoor physical education class.

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The High Five
9:20 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Dallas Businessman Sam Wyly Files For Bankruptcy

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Dallas businessman goes bankrupt, the bullet train project will have a public meeting in Dallas, high school drill teams are no longer girls-only clubs, and more.

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The High Five
11:35 am
Mon October 20, 2014

State Fair Of Texas Sets New Record: $41 Million In Food And Ride Sales

Funnel Cake Ale was a hit this year at the State Fair.
State Fair of Texas

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The State Fair of Texas ended on a record-setting note, the Ebola monitoring period ends for 43 people, early voting begins today, and more.

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