The High Five

Most weekdays, KERA takes a look at five stories that have North Texas talking -- newsy, buzzy tidbits that bring you up to speed on what's happening in Dallas-Fort Worth and across the state.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Explore a map of pun-named places in Dallas-Fort Worth; state vehicle registration will be even less fun next year; public radio props to two Texas singer-songwriters; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A beloved library cat in White Settlement faces eviction and unemployment; Donald Trump said Texans love him too much to ever secede; dozens of people got burned by Tony Robbins in Dallas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Texas woman has had a British accent for six months post-jaw surgery; Jaap Van Zweden made bank in 2013; UNESCO leader condemned the death of a late North Texas journalist; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The iBackPack, developed in Austin, has Wi-Fi, USB ports and a bulletproof pocket; an anti-overdose drug is becoming more readily available in Texas; Tonight’s “Frame of Mind” features short films on Texas art; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A U.S. Congressman from Fort Worth introduced a new law to help undocumented students get into college; Six Flags could boost Saudi Arabia’s economy; life is harder for kids in Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The president of the Texas Nationalist Movement sees Britain’s possible move from the EU as a model; Arlington police might be over-reporting traffic stops to meet quotas; two goats were shot and killed on the Waco property featured on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” ; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An alligator causing unease among Fort Worth lake-goers has yet to be captured by authorities; a healthy baby girl was born in the backseat on the side of I-35; suspicious packages were found on the grounds of an LGBT church in Dallas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Heed this weekend’s Dallas traffic changes; D-FW nears triple-digit temperatures today; a 381-acre artificial reef is being built off the Texas coast; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Taylor Swift Experience will be on display this fall in Fair Park; Mark Cuban donated $1 million to Dallas Police; watch a rocket launch in West Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas would be the third city in Texas to have access to Google’s high-speed internet; several memorial services for Orlando victims will be held in Dallas this week; these D-FW animals probably have more Instagram followers than you; and more.

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