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Ebola In Dallas
12:52 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Ebola Blog: Nina Pham Ebola-Free And Excited To Reunite With Her Dog Bentley

Nina Pham at a press conference in Maryland. She thanked her loved ones and the medical team at NIH.
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[This story will be updated throughout the day] The city of Dallas will work with Nina Pham to reunite her and her one-year-old dog, Bentley.

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The High Five
9:19 am
Fri October 24, 2014

A Dallas Man Says His Ebola-Themed House Decorations Are 'In Good Fun'

A man in University Park scored his Halloween decorations at a hospital auction.
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a Dallas man’s Halloween decorations are raising eyebrows, a historic downtown Dallas building gets a revival, cooler temperatures aren’t helping the region’s water shortages, and more.

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Ebola In Dallas
7:22 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Texas Health Official Says Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola

Texas Health Commissioner David Lakey addresses media Oct. 1 after Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

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

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Transportation
1:12 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

DART Service To Downtown Dallas Will Be Affected For Six Weekends

Track replacement will affect rail service in downtown Dallas for six weekends.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Weekend commuters on the DART will have to find alternate ways to get around downtown Dallas. The agency will be temporarily suspending service there for several weekends in order to replace tracks along Pacific Avenue and Bryan Street.

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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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Texas News
10:14 pm
Wed October 22, 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

Plans for a bullet train that would link Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes took a big step forward this week: North Texans got their first chance to see the proposed routes. About 100 people chimed in on where the train should stop in Dallas -- and they were united in their choice: Union Station in downtown.

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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.
Mike Stone/Getty Images via PBS

[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 Texas 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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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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