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: The question Texans googled more than any other state is “Where is the internet?”; once again Exxon Mobil rejected climate change proposals; craft beer has transitioned from trend to trademark in D-FW; and more.

Scripps National Spelling Bee / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Seventeen spellers, including first grader Akash Vukoti, represented the state; golfer Jordan Spieth and Bill Murray paired up for a round; no one’s sure how an alligator got feet from a Dallas middle school; and more.

The Dallas Zoo

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A 3-foot, 175-pound male calf was born May 14 at the Dallas Zoo; AT&T is expanding internet access in South Dallas; a 12-year-old Austinite is competing in a barbecue championship on Food Network; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: There are tons of fireflies in Texas thanks to last year’s rain; Mark Cuban could play for either team when it comes to the vice presidency; watch two journalists rappel down the Reunion Tower; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A woman in a wookie mask spread laughter to millions on Facebook; Buc-ee’s has arrived in Fort Worth; everybody needs a copy editor, specifically the Texas Republican Party; and more.

DART

Five things that have North Texas talking: DART’s Jesus Rodriguez drove a 40-foot bus better than 39 others to win the title; most Texas water utilities don’t meet conservation standards, report found; working dogs are sniffing out a common nuisance for lake-goers; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Courtney Okolo has already broken records before graduating from UT this weekend; a nonprofit is starting small in the fight against homelessness; humans Texas are to blame for a century of earthquakes; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Before recent findings, lead was detected in a state-supported facility in 2014; the music world lost two Texas legends early this week; take these precautions to avoid Zika this summer; and more.

Waco Police Department / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Many details of the May 2015 shootout remain unclear one year later; DART’s making changes to help cash-only passengers; Texas might designate a safe place for precious metals; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A domesticated buffalo in Argyle was sold on Craigslist; after a controversial convention, the state Republican platform is approved; McDonald’s is conducting another menu experiment exclusively in Dallas; and more.

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