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Fiancee Of Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan Has A Book Deal

Thomas Eric Duncan was the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. He died Oct. 8.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan has a book deal, #AlexFromTarget talks about the dark side of Internet fame, get ready for 24/7 Christmas music, and more.

The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan’s has a book deal.

The Associated Press reports the memoir, which is untitled at the moment, is scheduled for publication on April 28. It will be published jointly by The Weinstein Company and The Perseus Book Group.

Louise Troh was not involved in the settlement deal with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The settlement will cover Duncan’s parents and his four children, and the hospital will create a foundation in his name.

Duncan died Oct. 8 and is the only Ebola patient in the U.S. so far to have died from the disease. The Liberian man went to Texas Health Presbyterian’s emergency room on Sept. 26, but was sent home with antibiotics. The hospital has admitted that decision was a mistake.  

Former President George W. Bush has been busy promoting his book, 41: A Portrait Of My Father. He was at a Dallas Barnes & Noble earlier this morning holding a book signing.  His predecessor, former President Bill Clinton, also snagged a copy. Despite ideological differences, the two have become friends after Bush left office. The two had a friendly social media exchange:

  Thanks, 42! Hope you like the book about your pal, #41. #HowAreYouSTILLNotOnInstagram #PresidentialGrammers #BrotherFromAnotherMother A photo posted by George W. Bush (@georgewbush) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:47pm PST

Having 735,000 Twitter followers is not all roses for #AlexFromTarget, the Frisco kid who suddenly gained Internet fame. The New York Times reports Alex Lee had to stop working the checkout line at the Target he worked at after teenage girls crowded his register and snapped photos. The teenager told the Times he can barely go outside of the house. “I’m kind of scared to go in public,” he said.

KLUV 98.7 FM has officially made the switch to all-Christmas music. For years, KVIL 103.7 was the big Christmas station to tune into, but CBS Radio made changes last year. Though some Scrooges may loathe the 24/7 holiday music, it’s a ratings booster for the stations that air it. []

For some non-holiday music, check out the set Lucinda Williams played when she dropped by sister station KXT. For this Live Sessions performance, she jammed out to tracks from her new album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone.

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.