This month we’re taking a look at poverty in Waco--about 30.1 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about double the state’s poverty rate, and Waco’s median household income is $32,239 a year, that’s about $20,000 less than families make on average across Texas.
Today Texas Governor Rick Perry called for air travel to be banned from countries hit hard by the Ebola virus. In a press conference, Perry urged President Obama to make a travel ban between West African countries and the U.S., and also suggested that more needs to be done to limit travel within the U.S.
Three schools in Belton ISD where shut down today so they could be disinfected amid worries about the Ebola virus. The district learned that two of its students had been on the same flight as the most recent Ebola patient in Dallas. KWBU’s Jill Ament reports health officials in McLennan County stress there is still an extremely low risk for Ebola transmitting here.
Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 3:24 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: There has been a significant update to this story since it was first reported. On Oct. 22, 2014, the defendant in the retrial, Ed Graf, changed his plea to guilty. All Things Consideredcovers the developments here.
Ed Graf has spent 25 years in prison in Waco, Texas, convicted of setting a fire in a shed that killed his two stepsons.