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: Ken Paxton appears in court; the SPCA removes scores of animals from an area home; Fifty Shades of Grey has a North Texas connection; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Dallas County district attorney is taking a leave of absence; Dr. James “Red” Duke has died; a Texas teen is battling a brain-eating amoeba; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: get ready for veggie corny dogs at the State Fair of Texas; Jeb Bush gets testy when asked about “anchor babies;” Texas A&M picks its quarterback; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Blue Bell announces its first flavor; it’s time to head back to school; freestanding ERs are taking off across the state; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: MegaFest is in Dallas; Parkland Hospital moves into a new facility; watch a large sculpture get dismantled in the Dallas Arts District; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a Texas female pilot finishes the elite Army Ranger school; a ruling on Houston’s anti-discrimination ballot; a Dallas startup launches private air service to Houston; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: NorthPark turns 50; American will fly to Cuba later this year; one of the country’s best new restaurants is in Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the state will review jail safety; the State Fair of Texas announces its top new foods; Blue Bell’s comeback; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: when it comes to housing, Plano is hot; the lead plaintiff in the Dallas ISD desegregation case has died; mourners remember Christian Taylor; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the drought is back in Texas; what’s new at this fall’s State Fair of Texas; Fort Worth’s Leon Bridges is all over the place; and more.

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