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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: “Back to the Future II” referenced in special session; “Wonder Woman” battle with Alamo Drafthouse ends; a fruit and veggie garden at the Dallas Arboretum; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas ranks poorly in health care in new study; Dallas Morning News loses its food critic; check out the average family income at SMU; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Border wall plans threaten Texas wildlife refuge; a former governor of Texas has died; another concert hall in Deep Ellum gets a second life; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas has three new bike-sharing companies in the mix, but just one is local; Texas consumes the most energy in the U.S.; preview the Women Texas Film Festival; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Abbott asks SMU to reinstate original location for 9/11 display; Fort Worthian missing at Grand Canyon; Dallas’ first Latino stage company needs a new leader; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The calf seen ‘round the World Wide Web; retired teachers could get an insurance break; Exxon Mobil is being sued by its employees; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Campus carry takes effect at community colleges today; what Sam Shepard’s work meant to the Undermain; Richard Linklater talks future films; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Beltre gets his 3,000th career hit; Farmers Branch wants to legalize backyard chickens; check out this zine made by Vickery Meadow girls; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lowest Greenville wants to cool down Dallas; radio made Dan Patrick successful; the story of the man and his chicken on the Katy Trail; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Russians fool Rick Perry; DACA protesters block streets in Austin; Denton’s new radio station hits the airwaves; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Mack Beggs joins fight against “bathroom bill”; Dallas has a new police chief; that Spiral Diner pie in “A Ghost Story”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Local mayors want to have a word with Gov. Abbott; why Roy Oliver’s indictment is rare; a brief history lesson on “RoboCop”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Another day, another update on housing in Dallas-Fort Worth; the special session starts today; the Modern’s losing its curator; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Arlington’s giving neighborly praise in the digital age; Deep Ellum’s getting bought up; just how big is Texas?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Greg Abbott’s likely going to announce 2018 bid today; an oil pipeline burst in Central Texas; preview the Asian Film Festival of Dallas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: America’s Team is worth a pretty penny; the choir at First Baptist Church of Dallas is behind Trump’s new anthem; step into a room of infinite mirrors; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Poorer STAAR test performance this year raises concerns; electricity is easier to buy these days for most Texans; Tom Landry’s Dallas home is for sale; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Prisons are closing in Texas; this growing Denton high school’s edging closer to nearby gas sites; remembering a legendary Houston boot maker; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Interviews for Dallas Police Chief begin; Philip Kingston is on the hook for more than $8,100; Texas is one of the best states to start a business; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas colleges see fewer international student applications; today marks one year since the Dallas ambush; what it took to build Toyota’s Plano campus; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Latino Comic-Con coming to Dallas; Texas universities aren’t feeling the national enrollment slump; woman behind Amazon’s Alexa has UNT ties; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Arlington’s got an egret issue; why actor Jason Lee loves Denton; do you have your Frida Kahlo costume ready?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Where to see fireworks tonight; applicant withdraws bid for the next Dallas Police Chief; send us your questions about the Texas Legislature; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas officials figuring out what public voter data to send Trump; discover the art of fireworks displays from a local designer; remembering July 7; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Hit the road across Texas this summer; Whataburger is NOT closing; July 4 fireworks start Saturday in Dallas-Fort Worth; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas currently leads the U.S. in hot car deaths; Kellogg awarded about $24 million to U.S. cities, including Dallas, to fight racism; African Film Fest; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Watch footage from JFK’s fateful drive down Elm Street; Texas could end annual car inspections; guess which taco joint Taco Charlton is repping; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: DMA invites guests to dress as Frida Kahlo for record attempt; gay couples can’t get hitched in Waco; proof that music makes sick kids feel better; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bonnie and Clyde's keepsakes sold in Boston; train from Fort Worth to the airport could run in 2018; how the art of food photography is perfected; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas’ bookstore opens soon; Cornyn and Cruz don’t agree on health care; new stats support an old adage: DART needs work; and more.

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