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Bullet train routes and Cattle Baron's Ball top 5 most popular stories this week

Bullet train routes and Cattle Baron's Ball top 5 most popular stories

4 Texas Central Rail high-speed bullet train rail
Texas Central Railway's proposed high-speed train would take passengers from Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes. Photo of the N700 courtesy of © JR Central
Mary Frances Hurt, Nardos Imam, Cattle Barons Ball
Mary Frances Hurt and Nardos Iman at Cattle Baron's Ball. Photo by William Neal
Ebola virus
A Dallas hospital worker quarantined on a cruise ship for possible Ebola exposure has since tested negative for the virus. Photo courtesy of CDC
Front of 10210 Strait Ln. in Dallas
The Beck House by Philip Johnson, 1963, which is on the Preservation Dallas fall home tour. Photo courtesy of Mathews Nichols Group
John DeFillipo, Linda Gray
Linda Gray, best known as Sue Ellen Ewing on Dallas, was the honorary chair for the "Wings Over the Wetland" benefit. Photo by Tony Grimes
4 Texas Central Rail high-speed bullet train rail
Mary Frances Hurt, Nardos Imam, Cattle Barons Ball
Ebola virus
Front of 10210 Strait Ln. in Dallas
John DeFillipo, Linda Gray

Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there's a lot we all probably missed. But we're looking out for you, kid. Here are the most popular stories from this past week:

1. Routes revealed for $10 billion Dallas-to-Houston bullet train project. The privately funded bullet train that aims to connect Dallas and Houston is continuing to move forward, as several potential rail routes between the two cities have been revealed. Authorities released maps of nine potential routes, although only two were "selected for detailed evaluation."

2. Cattle Baron's Ball blows away Gilley's crowd with record-breaking fun. Cancer sucks, but country rocks. That was the motto for the thousands of Texans who filed into Gilley's for the 41st annual Cattle Baron's Ball featuring a special performance by Kenny Chesney. Associate editor Diana Oates has the skinny on the hottest ticket in Dallas.

3. Dallas hospital worker quarantined on cruise ship for Ebola monitoring. Tensions were high when an employee from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was discovered to have boarded a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean. She later tested negative for the virus. 

4. How to get inside that Philip Johnson house and 5 more historic Dallas homes. See inside the home that the New York Times called the "the most strangely fascinating thing" the famed architect ever created. On Saturday, October 25, Preservation Dallas is hosting the 2014 Fall Architecture Home Tour — Grounds for Preservation, featuring historic Dallas homes in Highland Park, Preston Hollow, Kessler Park and Lakewood. 

5. Philanthropic TV star Linda Gray says she's not finished with Dallas. Best known for her portrayal of Sue Ellen Ewing in both the original Dallas TV series and the recently canceled TNT reboot, Linda Gray was chosen as the 2014 honorary chair for "Wings Over the Wetland," which benefited the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. The star has been a fixture on the local philanthropy circuit and has no plans to stop now.