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Ebola
12:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Perry Calls For Ebola Travel Ban; McLennan County Says Stay Calm

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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.


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Health
3:41 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

McLennan County Health Officials Stress Extremely Low Ebola Risks

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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.


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Ed Graf
4:26 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

A New Understanding Of Arson Spurs A Retrial In A Fatal Texas Fire

Ed Graf, convicted in 1986 of setting a fire that killed his two stepsons, has been granted a new trial. Jury selection began Monday.
LM Otero AP

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 Considered covers 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.

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Poverty
6:07 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Rep. Castro Talks Poverty At Texas Hunger Initiative Summit

The Texas Hunger Initiative closed out its three day hunger and poverty summit at Baylor University with a talk with Joaquin Castro moderated by Baylor President Ken Starr.


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Higher Education
7:08 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

TSTC's Funding Change And The Demand For Technical Workers

Ryland Barton

Students who enroll in the Texas State Technical College system range from recent high school grads to older folks who’ve been out of school for years. But all of the students are trying to learn skill sets to improve their career opportunities, and usually, make more money. Last year the Texas Legislature changed the way TSTC is funded—no longer would the school be funded based on how many students were at the school or how long they stayed—but rather, the school would be rewarded for how much alumni wages are above the minimum wage.


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