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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: Dozens of dog bite claims were filed in Texas last year; H-E-B is now the biggest private employer in the state; George W. Bush talks foreign aid and national security; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Have your Texas members of Congress held a town hall this year?; Dallas Stars have their new coach; Texans concerned over Kelcy Warren’s role in state parks and wildlife; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ken Paxton’s trial moves to Harris County; Tony Romo warms the bench for the Mavericks; there’s possibly $22 million in store for Dallas arts; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: rare Bonnie and Clyde items are for sale; Torchy’s Tacos defends its signature phrase; Trump’s wall could do damage to this Texas wildlife refuge; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lindy Ruff won't return as coach for the Dallas Stars; a landscape architect wins the richest arts prize in Texas; Bonnie Parker’s bloody glasses are on display; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: What the border wall could look like; Texas community colleges could offer 4-year programs; vote for the most iconic Dallas dish; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Plano lawmaker calls for new rules on fowl ownership; Rick Perry placed on National Security Council; the state Capitol turns hot pink; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: There’s no space for the Elbow Room in Dallas; Chuck Norris is named an honorary Texan; see you soon, Tony Romo; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas police dog survives elevator fall; new principal wants to change students perception of O.D. Wyatt; how to influence your lawmakers; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: It’s opening day for the Rangers; Texas country singers clean up at ACM awards; DMA acquires rare Jackson Pollock work; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Irving’s mayor to join Trump administration; NCAA women’s Final Four tips off in Dallas; the story behind Church of the Incarnation’s stained glass window; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas Zoo welcomes a new baby; there’s word of a new competitor for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat; meet likely the best Selena impersonator in the U.S.; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Historic Gruene Hall to throw dance party for television shoot; Dallas police officers pitch in at the 911 call center; Buzzfeed is opening its first Texas office; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: D-FW airport’s TSA is under fire; like Abbott, Trump vows to punish “sanctuary cities”; Globe Life Park will be selling a two-foot-long tamale this season; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas A&M’s student wants to meet with Rick Perry; Dallas bookstore uses clickbait to get people to read the classics; how to contact your representatives; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton woman survives five days in the desert; an autistic teenager in Richardson benefits from pot; hippos return to Dallas Zoo; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas mayor wants to give IDs to immigrants; Paul Quinn earns “work college” designation; Texas A&M changes event policy after Richard Spencer; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Concern about climate change varies across the state; Duncanville High students are struggling financially; Ethan Couch is back in the news; and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Abandoned calls are behind 911 wait times; Texas Republican says there’s no need for bathroom bill; Buc-ee’s sues Nebraska-based Bucky’s for trying to expand into Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Dallas legislator wants to crowdfund for testing rape kits; Willie Nelson makes a surprise appearance at SXSW; Texas teen is struck and killed by train during a fashion photo shoot; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas’ barbecue cred is questioned; two Texas members of Congress take a bipartisan road trip; meet the Dallas-Fort Worth musicians playing SXSW; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Lady Bears are a No. 1 seed; masturbation bill is satirical yet serious; Dallas is the only U.S. stop for top-notch Mexican art exhibit; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Donald Trump, Jr. was in town; Texas has to redraw its political maps; for this Dallas painter, homelessness is temporary, but necessary; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lawmakers want to exempt Texas from daylight saving time; SXSW amends performance agreement issue; celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Deadly crash in Mississippi kills four Texans; Cowboys expected to release Tony Romo; McMurtry’s typewriters sell for $37,500; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Poor Californians are migrating to Texas; 48 people were exonerated in Harris County in 2016: play a video game about crossing the border; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lawmakers will debate “bathroom bill” at hearing; Joe Biden will speak at SXSW; Austin’s iconic mural was defaced — again; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas: Duncanville Pantherettes win their 10th state title; North Texas constituents sound off on health care; 200 Dallasites take on Shakespeare; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: South By Southwest under fire; Larry McMurtry’s selling his “Lonesome Dove” typewriters; Rick Perry to safeguard country’s nuclear weapons; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: North Texas has a low risk of earthquakes in 2017; you can’t light up in Dallas parks anymore; it’s Texas Independence Day, y’all; and more.

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