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5:25 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Van de Putte Visits Waco in Final Push for Lt. Gov Spot

Ryland Barton, KWBU News

Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van De Putte stopped in Waco as part of her final campaign push before next week’s election. Van De Putte is way behind in the polls, but hoping for a surprise surge of voters. She’s been working to show the differences between her and her opponent, Republican State Senator Dan Patrick.


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Education
4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Over a Year after Devastating Blast, West ISD Breaks Ground on New Schools

Jill Ament

The road to recovery after the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in April of 2013 continues for the city of West. Today West ISD officially broke ground on their new middle and high school campus – two schools destroyed by the deadly blast.


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Likely Stories Book Review
7:43 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Likely Stories: You Deserve Nothing

You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik
Jim McKeown

I’m Intense adult tale of a popular instructor at the International School in Paris.

 


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Education
3:10 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Apple Tech Grant Awarded to Waco Schools

Jill Ament

Four Waco elementary schools will receive iPads and computers through a grant from Apple. As KWBU’s Jill Ament reports, it’s part of an effort to even out the playing field for students who might not have access to technology at home.


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Education
11:45 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Wary Of Loans, Texas Students Struggle Through College

Students at Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth.
Christina Ulsh KERA News

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 2:42 pm

Texans are carrying about $70 billion in student loans, according to the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. The good news is that Texans have less student debt than than the national average. The bad news is that people in Texas are more likely to be delinquent in repaying those loans.
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