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10:14 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Possible Routes, Stops Narrowed in Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail Plan

About 100 people gathered at the Info Mart in Dallas to learn more about a proposed high-speed rail project connecting Dallas and Houston
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Dallas leaders and North Texans overwhelmingly favor a proposed high speed rail project with a Union station stop.

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

Ebola Blog: 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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Ebola in Dallas
11:11 am
Mon October 20, 2014

At Hometown Church Of Ebola Nurse Nina Pham, Members Say They Aren't Afraid

"We have faith Nina Pham will get better," say worshipers at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Fort Worth.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Yesterday was the first Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Church since Nina Pham, the first nurse to become infected with the Ebola virus, was transferred from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to Maryland for continued treatment.

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Ebola in Dallas
9:46 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

'People Are Freaking Out': Ebola Fear Keeps Patients Away From Dallas Hospitals, Clinics

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has treated three Ebola patients.
Cooper Neill/Texas Tribune

Fear and reactions to the Dallas Ebola cases are making news around the country.

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Texas News
1:40 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Video: Fort Worth Water Gardens Marks Its 40th Anniversary

The Fort Worth Water Gardens in downtown Fort Worth marks its 40th anniversary this weekend.
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The Fort Worth Water Gardens turn 40 this weekend. The downtown park designed by architect Phillip Johnson was dedicated on Oct. 19, 1974.

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Friday Conversation
7:07 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Meet The Man Who Aims For A 90-Minute Bullet Train Ride From Dallas To Houston

Robert Eckels is the president of Texas Central Railway, the private company behind the bullet train project. Eckels was a county judge for years in Harris County.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

Bullet trains fire up regularly between cities in Europe. In Japan, the state-of-the-art Shinkansen trains can reach 200 miles per hour. Robert Eckels, president of Texas Central Railway, is determined to bring that same bullet train to Texas. His goal: a 90-minute commute from Dallas to Houston. 

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Texas News
5:20 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Game On: The State Fair Midway Beckons

There are 72 games at the State Fair of Texas. All of them boast giant, colorful, plush prizes.
Courtney Collins KERA News

By the time you pay for admission, parking and a corny dog… a day at the State Fair of Texas is getting pricey. Throw in a few attempts at a midway game and you can practically hear the dollars flying from your wallet.

There’s just something about trying to knock over milk bottles with a baseball or scoop a prize duck from the pond that’s hard to resist.

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