Are Ebola Fears Impacting Visitors For Annual Red River Showdown?

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – OU/Texas weekend is Dallas’ biggest, busiest weekend of the year. But, something is missing this year — the buzz.

“The buzz is definitely different,” says Jay Khan, General Manager of RJ Mexican Cuisine. Having spent some 20 years managing restaurants in the West End, Khan is a veteran of the Red River revelry, and admits that the mood of the city is somehow different this year.

“The West End is still going to have a lot going on… but, the decorations and the preparations that we usually do? It’s definitely not there this year.”

Khan thinks a couple of things have dampened enthusiasm for this year’s big game. There’s no national championship berth on the line– both teams are coming off of losses. And then there’s the Ebola scare. News of the nation’s first diagnosis that occurred in Dallas…

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