The High Five

The High Five
7:36 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Dallas Teen’s Smartphone Catches Fire And The Story Goes Viral

A Dallas teen's cellphone sparked a fire.
Credit KDFW-TV/YouTube

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a Dallas teen’s smartphone catches fire; a huge tortoise escapes and wanders to White Rock Lake; Tori Amos performs tonight in Dallas; and more:

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The High Five
7:31 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Fort Worth Doctor Working In Africa Tests Positive For Ebola Virus

Earlier this year, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treated a patient with the Ebola virus at the agency's Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Liberia.
Samaritan's Purse

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth prays for Kent Brantly, who has Ebola; immigrant children won’t arrive in Dallas County by the end of July; Eric Nadel is honored for his Texas Rangers announcing; and more:

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The High Five
7:27 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Big Hoss, The World’s Biggest TV Screen, Transforms Into Drive-In Movie Theater

Big Hoss, the world's biggest TV screen, will become a drive-in movie theatre this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
Texas Motor Speedway/Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Big Hoss is more than just the world’s biggest TV; a North Texas man will be exonerated today; Texas is one of the worst states for kids; and more:

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The High Five
7:19 am
Thu July 24, 2014

One Year After Kidd Kraddick’s Death, His Co-Hosts Keep His Show On The Air

Dallas-based radio host Kidd Kraddick died last July.
Credit Kiddnation.com

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Marking the one-year anniversary of Kidd Kraddick’s death; Dallas Animal Services is overrun with abandoned pets; a Tarrant County resident has been diagnosed with measles; and more.

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The High Five
7:54 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Emmanuel Mudiay Skips SMU For $1.2 Million With Chinese Pro Basketball Team

Emmanuel Mudiay will reportedly earn $1.2 million to play with a Chinese basketball team.
McDonald’s All-American Game

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Prime Prep basketball player goes pro – in China; Dallas Cowboys great Robert Newhouse has died; Plano has a water holiday; and more:

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The High Five
7:53 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Cyclospora Is Back, But With A Little Less Of A Bite

Cyclospora is often associated with imported fresh produce.
William Couch Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cyclospora is back, Planned Parenthood plans to drop big money to support Texas Democrats, an alternative to sticking wet smartphones in rice, and more.

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The High Five
8:22 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Perry Expected To Send 1,000 From National Guard To Border

Ivan Pierre Aguirre The Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Rick Perry is expected to make an announcement about border security this afternoon,  a Texan was one of two Americans killed in Gaza fighting over the weekend, it’s been 45 years since the first sighting of the “Lake Worth Monster,” and more.

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The High Five
6:35 am
Fri July 18, 2014

More Rain Needed To Alleviate Dry Lakes In Collin County

Thanks to yesterday's rain, temperatures will be a lot cooler today.
The National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Collin County wishes it had received some of the 10-inch downpours from yesterday’s storms, an old Disney billboard is up for auction, restaurant owners have some beef with Mary Kay convention-goers, and more.

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The High Five
5:18 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding Expected Across North Texas

The National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: there’s a flash flood watch for most of North Texas, the candidates for lieutenant governor take sides on Congress’ latest immigration bill, new photos of an old German war ship off the Texas coast, and more.

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The High Five
6:07 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Denton City Council Votes No On Fracking Ban, But Voters Have The Final Say

The Denton City Council listened to seven hours of public testimonies from more than 100 people.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the verdict -- for now -- on Denton’s proposed fracking ban, meet the young mayor of Archer City, a 220-ton cyclotron will deliver proton therapy to North Texas cancer patients, and more.

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