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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: Dallas is home to an energy-positive big box store; Abbott calls for busy special session; there's birth control delivery to “contraceptive deserts”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Collin County company helps conservatives move to Texas; food delivery app under fire for excluding south Dallas; State Fair releases its concert lineup; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: There’s a new giraffe baby at the Dallas Zoo; Southwest testing faster exit strategy; meet America’s oldest veteran, an 111-year-old Austinite; and more.

Ilana Panich-Linsman / KUT News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Austin mayor responds to “Wonder Woman” backlash; Al Franken’s new book prompts feud with Ted Cruz; check in with the Class of ‘17; and more.

Joyce Marshall / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Nearly all of Arlington High’s top students this year are female; ExxonMobil shareholders want answers; see an upbeat play in Dallas about the great equalizer: death; and more.

Scripps National Spelling Bee / Twitter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Young Texans are competing in the national spelling bee; check in with New Hope’s openly transgender mayor; the Cliburn runs on volunteers; and more.

George W. Bush / Instagram

Five stories that have North Texas talking: U2 takes a tour of Texas; it almost came to blows at the state Capitol; an ode to Premiere Video; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lawmakers approve shooting feral hogs from the hot air balloons; the Morning News publishes correction 40 years later; plants are tax-free this weekend; and more.

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas’ Bonton Farms receives $100,000 grant; Texas congressman fuels hacking conspiracy theory; Bill Murray plays golf in Fort Worth; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Globe Life Park is vegan-friendly; DeSoto lawmaker addresses “lunch shaming”; the legislative fight continues over whether transgender Texans can use the bathroom; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallasite Rachel Lindsay debuts as the first black "Bachelorette"; only one North Texas barbecue joint makes Texas Monthly’s Top 10 list; West Dallas renters will now be able to buy their homes and avoid eviction; and more.

SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Former President George W. Bush photobombs a sports reporter; eight people were trapped on a Six Flags Over Texas rollercoaster for three hours; U.S. Rep. Al Green gets lynching threats following calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The most popular baby names in Texas haven’t changed much; why Dallas struggles with affordable housing; exploring the history of headwraps; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas man sues first date over texting; Houston Democrat calls for Trump’s impeachment; two years since Waco shootout and nothing’s happened; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas overtakes San Francisco in Forbes best cities for jobs ranking; John Cornyn doesn’t want to lead the FBI; SOLUNA fest kicks off this week; and more.

Richard W. Rodriguez / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Five stories that have North Texas talking: FWSO conductor kicked out of Bass Hall; Sid Miller suggests removing warning label on hog poison; check in with the Class of ‘17; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Five dancers from Booker T. Washington are headed to Juilliard; Dallas is top destination for coastal expats; Richard Spencer’s back in the news; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth moves on the D-FW high-speed rail project; Asian voter turnout in Texas surged in 2016; today’s Houston is tomorrow’s America; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A 14-year-old is graduating from TCU; once endangered, the Statler hotel is considered a success; NorthPark’s original architect has died; and more.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Traveling to Texas could be a risk, the ACLU says; meet a lifelong West Dallas resident facing eviction; Neiman Marcus sells torn-up sneakers for $1,425; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How Dallas-Fort Worth rent compares in the U.S.; there’s a Texas town called Sanctuary; U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s punk rock days; and more.

Eric Gay / AP Photo

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Whataburger is looking for poets this month; Pearland high schooler joins school board; here's how bills go to their graves; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lawmakers deem Rockwall the free live music capital; there’s something in the water in Texas; Canton is collecting photos lost in the tornadoes; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cole Hamels will be off the mound for about two months; Romo goes to the Capitol; Dallas woman recounts harrowing Fyre Festival experience; and more.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

Five stories that North Texas talking: Baylor frat suspended for “racially insensitive event”; HMK Ltd. residents face looming deadline; what’s Pudge doing at the state Capitol?; and more.

Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Castro’s out in Texas Democrats’ Senate bid; dozens stage sit-in against sanctuary cities bill; early voting ends today; and more.

LM Otero / AP Photo

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Will Taco Charlton stick with his nickname?; tornadoes tear through East Texas; DSO violinist brings Mozart to the bar; and more.

Dave Hensley / Flickr Creative Commons

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Geese are disappearing from White Rock Lake; Arlington native chosen first by Cleveland Browns; here’s a guide to a pair of Dallas festivals; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Wichita Falls coffee shop makes its own “unicorn frappe’; doctors hope to release Bush 41 from the hospital soon; mosquito season is coming; and more.

Sue Ogrocki / AP Photo

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas wants those lunar Bibles back; Dallas police is short-staffed; who really writes the bills in the lege?; and more.

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