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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: Gov. Abbott disappointed with Harvey relief figure; DMA curator resigns; when will D-FW see its first freeze?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cats and dogs in Dallas need homes; Cards Against Humanity says it bought a portion of border land to stop the wall; Christmas is saved; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The latest on the Dallas-Fort Worth rail project; Denton renames Robert E. Lee Elementary; Dallas City Manager reflects on his first nine months; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Why Dallas could land Amazon; sexual harassment is pervasive in the legislature; Dallas County assistant DA fired over an Uber rant; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 41 is accused of groping again; Jerry Jones’ is in hot water; Dallas considers parking meters to fight panhandling; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Special ed enrollment in Texas is up; there are new maps of Trump’s border wall; Wendy Davis’ filibuster is getting made into a movie; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: First Baptist to be torn down; voter turnout was unsurprisingly low; Bill Paxton tribute in Fort Worth; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Demonstrators to gather outside John Cornyn’s office; names of the Sutherland Springs victims released; a Dallas native’s coming back; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: November has been so hot; the Bushes didn’t vote for Trump; the latest on the church shooting; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge opens; early voting ends today; Dallas’ Diwali celebration is one of the grandest in the country; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Latest on Confederate symbols in Dallas; Astros win the World Series; Trump nominates Dan Patrick’s son as U.S. attorney; and more. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Commission to Rebuild Texas sends big figure to feds; who could replace Joe Straus; the bathrooms at an Allen restaurant; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ken Paxton calls out price gougers; Plano-based Rent-A-Center destroys people’s credit; the story of a veteran sailor who died at White Rock; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The latest in Confederate symbols and Texas; George H.W. Bush under fire; classic scary movies; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The NAACP cautions African-Americans against flying American; Joe Straus isn’t running next year; the controversy behind wet wipes; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth shelter to open for single, homeless women; the president’s in Dallas today; a Texan you should probably follow on Instagram; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A 1992 law mandated all information related to JFK’s death be released by Thursday; Trump Jr.’s speaking in Arlington; all about Texas music; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton could reach 100 percent renewable sooner than expected; the Astros are going to the World Series; early voting starts today; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Irving ranks lowest in metroplex on LGBTQ equality index; Denton supports SB 4 lawsuit; take flight in the Madras Maiden; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Crack open the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book; Cowboys will host the 2018 draft; tracking Texas quakes in real time; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ezekiel Elliott avoids suspension again; update on the Texas hot air balloon disaster; Texas could lose 2,000 teachers if/when DACA ends; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas Zoo had a good year; short-lived Corpus Christi mayor aims for Ted Cruz’s seat; investor polishes gem in Dallas music history; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: South Texas man stole fajitas for almost a decade; environmental policy changes affect Texas; a former Dallasite gets personal in new album; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Court clears way for NFL to suspend Elliott; Dallas Animal Services is doing better; medical cannabis will be available to certain Texans soon; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Prisoners in Texas pitch in to help Harvey victims; Boy Scouts will start accepting girls; Dallas Holocaust Museum to expand; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas Parks and Wildlife gets stolen rock back in the mail; how much Harvey will cost the state; some Texans try Chipotle queso so you don’t have to; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An update on the Waco Twin Peaks trials; Greg Abbott wants to win more Latino votes in 2018; ketchup plus corny dog equals heresy; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The recent flurry of hazing news; the growth of women entrepreneurs in Texas; a nostalgic 1960s look at the State Fair; and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The One America Appeal concert proves mighty popular; Dallas made the latest cut to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup; L.D. Bell High now has a Nobel connection; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The New York Times' take on Dale Hansen's 'folksy' viral commentaries; a 'Mean Green' controversy; a vodka made from black eyed peas; and more.

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