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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.  

Dancing With The Stars

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas prisons have banned more than 15,000 books but “Mein Kampf” isn’t one of them; delinquencies are taking a toll on millions of Texans; scientists are tattooing turtles in Central Texas; and more.

Michael Cagle / Preservation Dallas

Five stories North Texas talking: Texas ranks as one of the best places for teachers; State Rep. Dawnna Dukes is leaving her post come January; take a look at southern Dallas' proposed deck park; and more.

National Museum of African American History and Culture / Twitter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra cancels another month of shows; an Austin dog owner gave her terminally ill pup a snow party; San Marcos is the “best hippie town” in Texas; and more.

NASA / Twitter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: This year’s MacArthur “genius grant” recipients include a bioengineer from Houston; a flight to DFW had to make an emergency stop in Lubbock due to a disruptive passenger; Denton has a vibrant history with hooch; and more.

Robert Hart / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Blue Bell issued a voluntary recall over listeria concerns; Dallas residents received millions of robocalls last month; Ray LaMontagne isn’t playing in Austin tonight because of campus carry; and more.

 

Laura Eulalia Silva / Flick

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concerts are canceled through early October; a Lewisville musician isn’t sacrificing her passion for a bigger paycheck; Rice’s marching band has a history of not playing nice; and more.

 

James Gathany / Centers for Disease Control

Five stories that have North Texas talking: This 91-year-old from McKinney is probably in better shape than you; Rick Perry donned his dancing shoes and clutched a pitchfork Monday night; Do you consider Texas part of the South?; and more.

Twitter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rice University’s marching band satirized Baylor's sexual assault scandal during half time; an 11-year-old Dallas comedian will have her own TV show with the help of Ellen DeGeneres; UT physicists argue “Stranger Things” is more fiction than science; and more.

 

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Parking spots in downtown Dallas will turn into tiny parks today; a 1950s abode in Dallas is going for a mere $665,000; Fort Worth Symphony cancels more concerts amid musicians' strike; and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Most Texans oppose Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico; the Lakewood Theater was made an official historic landmark; Dallas Arboretum breaks ground on edible garden slated to open next fall; and more.

 

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