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.  

Blue Bell Ice Cream / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Don’t panic — the recall only affects Rocky Road; what’s next for the former residents of Tent City; an iconic Denton venue is closing after almost two decades; and more.

Kent Wang / Flickr Creative Commons

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Houston’s Justin Yu earned a coveted culinary title; you can rappel down the Reunion Tower in Dallas this month; many Texans have to navigate the insurance waters after months of severe storms; and more.

WFAA

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a South Dallas staple is crowd-sourcing to find its new name; Texas has resettled the most refugees in the U.S.; Texas A&M is building a new campus to study self-driving cars; and more.

 

Gravitywave / flickr.com

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Plano will release the fish in a large pond this afternoon; more people are arrested for student loan debt in Houston than any other major city; a Texas Senator fears for the U.S. electric grid; and more.

Dallas Horseshoe Project / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The new ramp is a part of the ongoing TxDOT Horseshoe Project; award-winning sportswriter Blackie Sherrod leaves his legacy in writing; listen to an exclusive interview with Diane Rehm on Think; and more.

Eric Aasen / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Animal Control hopes to increase citations by 500 percent; Ted Cruz named a running mate; take a tour of NPR with Susan Stamberg; and more.

Tim Patterson / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Everybody’s transplanting to Texas; Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants to cut financial aid to lower college tuition; State of the Arts is coming to Fort Worth; and more.

KUT

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Crowdsourcing for a new school moniker invited several snarky submissions; a Texas photographer found Georgia O’Keeffe’s elusive landscape; what do Washington D.C. passersby think of Texas?; and more.

Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The dissatisfied lawyer seeks $2.25 for the soup plus $250 in legal fees; a Laredo-born musician remembers his time with Prince; KERA’s Think is in D.C. and more.

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Watch a new documentary on Ebola in Dallas; Dallas takes part in exclusive McDonald’s menu expansion experiment; Whole Foods filed a counter-lawsuit against an Austin pastor in heated cake matters; and more.

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