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: Months after Amber Briggle invited Ken Paxton for dinner to meet her transgender son, he accepted; volunteers with a San Antonio food truck are helping Louisiana flood victims; Swedes love some Texas barbecue; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An elementary teacher is encouraging outdoor play and family time over homework this year; thousands of people will be carrying on UT’s campus today, but it won’t be guns; growing into your grito; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas would see more than 130 days of 95-degree temperatures by the end of the century if climate trends continue; members of Dallas’ first graffiti crew reflect on the times; Trump’s coming to Fort Worth and Austin today; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rising construction costs bump the price of McKinney’s new stadium to nearly $70 million; educators and students will talk about race in the region this week; what police found during a bingo hall raid; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lathan Crump, 19, rode his horse, Hollywood, inside a Taco Bell in Commerce, Texas; of the 100 top paid public company CEOs in North Texas, one is female; Fort Worth's animal shelter adopted out 310 animals in one day; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Sandbranch isn’t the only community in Dallas County without clean water: a $90 million proposal for Klyde Warren will be presented today; original music from Austin band Survive is just one more reason to watch “Stranger Things”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas native Jeremy Shuler, 12, begins his freshman year in the Ivy League this fall; H-E-B bought six grocery stores in Dallas-Fort Worth; the State Fair of Texas announced its food finalists; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Dallas-based artist brings the best of summer storms inside a Fort Worth museum; Plano’s 155-year-old Collinwood House will stand until next May at least; make a splash in Texas before it’s too late; and more.

Shelby Knowles / The Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Of nearly 30 schools in Texas with Confederate monikers, 10 have changed their name; Spring’s Simone Biles earned the most gold medals in a single Olympics for a U.S. female athlete; it’s DFW Restaurant Week; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More than 30 members of Team USA hail from Texas; Denton’s losing another beloved music venue; President Obama has been listening to Leon Bridges this summer; and more.

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