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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: Coca-Cola taps into sparkling water craze with Topo Chico; the Las Vegas shooter spent time in Mesquite; it’s local music month in D-FW; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Enough votes would restore the McKinney Performing Arts Center; Dallas Stars lose beloved voice; a vegan made the state fair’s butter sculpture; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: It’s the first day of the fair; least and most distressed cities in Texas; Southwest Airlines taking a financial hit from Harvey; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: What’s next for the Gaineses; Fort Worth police officer have low morale; a Denton music festival moves to Big D; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cowboys kneel before national anthem in demonstration of “unity”; parts of SB 4 can take effect; how to avoid buying a flood-damaged car; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ted Cruz opposes Graham-Cassidy bill; the new cultural plan in Dallas depends on you; a longhorn estimated at $500,000 sold for a “bargain”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worthian donates millions to environmental research; Rangers show off new ballpark designs; gas prices are going down; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: When it’s going to rain in D-FW?; endangered sea turtles are doing well on Padre Island; Sarah Jaffe plays the KXT studio; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New fair food announced; Joe Straus calls for removal of “inaccurate” Confederate plaque at Capitol; Theaster Gates wins 2018 Nasher Prize; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Allen’s the second-best place to live; fossils from 95 million years ago found in Arlington; Granny Smith apples in guacamole; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas helps Houston in next phase; bright, squishy blobs made this Dallas artist Instagram famous; Bono’s getting an award from the Bush Center; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A memorable summer evening for Texas teen sprayed by skunk; income inequality persists in Texas; Selena Gomez had a kidney transplant; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Vandals destroy sculpture of beloved Denton blues artist; what alternative medicines Texans use; why you’re going to spend all your money at Target in November; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Harvey the Hurricane Hawk to fly free in Plano; Grapevine cyclist makes cross-country ride for cancer research; check out the Rangers 2018 schedule; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Trump, Jr. makes another trip to D-FW; a ninth person has died after a fatal shooting in Plano; Garland artist photographs undocumented immigrants; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Removal of Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas delayed; Tony Romo makes a successful CBS debut; Denton’s dealing with more litter bugs; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas has its eyes on Amazon; a Confederate statue in Dallas can come down; gallery openings galore this weekend; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas issues first medical marijuana license; Dallas almost removes one Confederate statue; Texans in the U.S. House will meet on Harvey; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension was upheld Tuesday; Trump passes fate of DACA into Congress' hands; “Frame of Mind” begins milestone season; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Houston volunteer who died over the weekend was a DACA recipient; Beyoncé celebrates her 36th birthday; a Texas sushi bar gives back; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas takes in hundreds of new evacuees from Beaumont; Troy Aiken gets married; first responders from out of state try Whataburger for the first time; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texting while driving is now illegal in Texas; SXSW announces slew of speakers for 2018; meet Texas women who compete in bearding; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Cowboys are taking pledges during practice for Harvey relief; why you should get gas before Labor Day; preview fall films with Texas ties; and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Former Denton ISD administrator threatened with lawsuit by Pepe the Frog's creator; Trump visited Texas on Tuesday; how to help after Harvey; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How to spend money in D-FW to help Hurricane Harvey relief; Julián Castro to teach at UT-Austin; word to the wise from the Texas Law Hawk; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas has its task force on Confederate monuments; stay up to date with Hurricane Harvey; an old Fort Worth pasta factory gets new life; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas is in for a wet weekend; another chain moves its headquarters to Texas; the rise and fall of Dallas’ 1988 Carter High School football team; and more.

Kat Chow / KERA News special contributor

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Price tags for high school stadiums in Texas are getting bigger; Sid Miller criticizes Six Flags; baseball gloves are still made in this Texas town; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas A&M to keep its statue of Confederate leader; the UT System benefits big time from oil, but students don’t; “Frame of Mind” turns 25; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. are coming to D-FW; recap Saturday’s rally in Dallas; your guide to the solar eclipse; and more.

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