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The daily STEW

The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): North Texas became home to the first Ebola cases in the U.S., and mistakes have been made in the way these cases have been handled. Has the region’s image suffered because of this?

Yes. It shows the downside of living in a Red state. Bill Davis

The mistakes would have happened anywhere; however, if someone asks me where I’m from, I am definitely saying Fort Worth. Dana Kalal

Ha, I love Texas. But, I’ve been embarrassed to say I’m from here for some time. First Bush, then Perry on the national stage as a presidential “candidate.” Oy. Rachel Engel

As restaurant manager, people are still coming out to eat and drink. It’s the CDC based in another state that’s come in and dropped the ball. I don’t think it hurt our area at all. Brian Templeton

Duh! We look like a bunch of clowns. Suzanne Donovan Rhodes

Texas is and will always be the Number 1 state. If you live in Texas and this causes you embarrassment, then perhaps you aren’t a true Texan and should move. Vonessa West Barker

Nope. People outside of Texas say all kinds of negative stuff all the time. This will die down and the media move on to the next story; bombard us with relentless coverage 24/7 till your head hurts. Charles Washington

Yes. Dallas couldn’t handle the Super Bowl, did you think they could handle a deadly disease? But hey, I’m just a citizen bystander, what do I know? Miriam Kennard Delaney

Texas will not be tarnished even though the media tries every day to do so. Texans always rise to any challenge; look at Nina Pham. Judy Ray McAnally