The High Five

Most weekdays, the KERA staff takes a look at five stories that have North Texas talking -- newsy, buzzy tidbits that bring you up to speed on what's happening.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Blue Bell is scrubbing down its creameries following the listeria outbreak; a food fight at the Colonial golf tournament; a documentary explores the Kilgore College Rangerettes; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: will red light cameras get the red light?; it’s a bumpy road for self-driving cars in Texas; technology and innovation take center stage at State of the Arts; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a study points to natural gas wells as the cause of the Azle earthquakes; a poll shows half of the respondents don’t like the new Dallas bag fee; a longtime broadcaster who reported on the JFK assassination has died; and more. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Blue Bell recalls its ice cream; Willie Nelson will sell his own marijuana; UT-Austin has a new president; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a woman eats three 72-ounce steaks in 20 minutes; country music stars take over AT&T Stadium; Stevie Ray Vaughan is honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: country music takes over Arlington; the Dallas Museum of Art has a lot of friends; Texas Motor Speedway has a lot of fans; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the “dream team” has unveiled its Trinity toll road recommendations; Texas Rangers’ attendance has tumbled; a presidential contender is coming to Texas to raise some cash; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: UT-Austin is really good at quidditch; the Trinity toll road takes center stage this week; the creator of “Austin City Limits” has died; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Jordan Spieth walks away with the green jacket; five people are killed and 12 are injured in a Fort Worth crash; more details on the Dallas Zoo’s baby giraffe; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Hood shooting victims to get Purple Hearts today; Texas Rangers have their home opener this afternoon; geology students in Wichita Falls have discovered a really old rock; and more.

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