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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: Lathan Crump, 19, rode his horse, Hollywood, inside a Taco Bell in Commerce, Texas; of the 100 top paid public company CEOs in North Texas, one is female; Fort Worth's animal shelter adopted out 310 animals in one day; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Sandbranch isn’t the only community in Dallas County without clean water: a $90 million proposal for Klyde Warren will be presented today; original music from Austin band Survive is just one more reason to watch “Stranger Things”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas native Jeremy Shuler, 12, begins his freshman year in the Ivy League this fall; H-E-B bought six grocery stores in Dallas-Fort Worth; the State Fair of Texas announced its food finalists; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Dallas-based artist brings the best of summer storms inside a Fort Worth museum; Plano’s 155-year-old Collinwood House will stand until next May at least; make a splash in Texas before it’s too late; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Of nearly 30 schools in Texas with Confederate monikers, 10 have changed their name; Spring’s Simone Biles earned the most gold medals in a single Olympics for a U.S. female athlete; it’s DFW Restaurant Week; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More than 30 members of Team USA hail from Texas; Denton’s losing another beloved music venue; President Obama has been listening to Leon Bridges this summer; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: To see the Perseid “outburst” tonight, you’ll need to head to the country; female runners in Dallas-Fort Worth offer their safety advice; so long, Tallywackers; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A longtime criminal appeals judge put up fake “no parking” signs in a TCU-area neighborhood; AG Ken Paxton says UT professors’ action against campus carry would be punishable; long live the horny toads; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Kroger is holding a one-day hiring event today to employ hundreds for ClickList, its new shopping service; Irving’s “Clock Boy” sued the city, the school and the principal Monday for his September arrest; it could be an awkward Thanksgiving at The Bushes this year; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Granbury-raised Olympian claimed two medals for the U.S. over the weekend; a DART officer wounded in the Dallas ambush received an honorary black belt; The New York Times discovered Topo Chico; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Two separate robberies of Pokémon Go players near White Rock Lake have several similarities; a Dallas children’s hospital is dabbling with new technology; Norah Jones is coming back to Denton for the first time since college; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The most beautiful library in Texas was a Walmart in a past life; northeast bound lanes of the Sam Rayburn Tollway will be closed this weekend; Texas will use Medicaid funding to provide mosquito repellent to women through October; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Fort Worth zookeeper found an unharmed kitten inexplicably inside the Komodo dragon exhibit; catch up with Ahmed Mohamed, also known as “clock boy”; an Oak Cliff taqueria has “all of the tacos, none of the ambience”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Blue Bell could face an $850,000 fine for its listeria outbreak last year; Gov. Abbott defended the family of a fallen Muslim soldier; details regarding the Dallas shooter's past have emerged; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Could you stomach the potential Texas State Fair food this year?; campus carry takes effect today; tax-free weekend is coming; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Fort Worth family claimed their lost dog Saturday after it went missing in mid-2009; the latest case of old landmark versus new construction in Dallas; pencil on that Harry Potter scar this weekend; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The state of Texas has sued the Obama administration more than 40 times since 2009; Central Market and Kroger will roll out grocery delivery next week; wonderfully weird creations come from Dallas-area people; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Unlike last year, DFW has more affordable round-trip airfare than Love Field; the Texas delegation breakfast became heated Tuesday; several D-FW burgers were missing from Texas Monthly’s “50 best” list; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas archaeologists are rediscovering the Alamo brick by brick; call to talk about recent events in Dallas and Baton Rouge at 1 p.m. today; July hasn’t been the best month for Dallas’ Pecan Lodge; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A 79-year-old retired Texan ate at his 757th Whataburger store in Brownsville Tuesday; Southwest returns to normal after canceling around 1,000 flights in two days; a Senator from Dallas wrote an open letter, “Questions from a Black Man”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: UberEats took the blame for a Pecan Lodge delivery disaster Wednesday; TxDMV has rejected almost 900 license plates this year; go inside the re-opened doors of El Centro College; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Work-life balance, financial stability and low divorce rate make Plano one of the least-stressed cities in America, study says; Dallas Arboretum was recognized among top international gardens; university leaders have Grade-A salaries in Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Professors gathered Monday at the Texas Education Agency to criticize a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook; can you spot the Texas delegate?; Gov. Abbott thinks attacks against police should qualify as a hate crime; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: One day after Dallas buried the last of its five officers, a shooter killed three more in Baton Rouge; see which Texans will attend the Republican National Convention; a father and son with North Texas roots were lost in the Nice attack; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Pokémon Go is wildly popular and kind of dangerous; John Cornyn’s new legislation would make killing an officer a federal crime; the DMA has a new curator from Mexico; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Parker County inmates helped their jailer having a heart attack; Texas let a lot of failing students graduate in 2015; former President George Bush can’t help but dance; and more.

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Move over Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Dallas Police Chief David Brown has been “nominated” for president by some social media users.

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Here are five things you should know about the deadly shooting in downtown Dallas: Chief David Brown offered new details and corrections to the shooting report; Micah Johnson’s parents love their son, but hate what he did; President George W. Bush will speak at today's memorial; and more.

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Here are five things you should know about the deadly shooting in downtown Dallas: more on the suspected shooter; President Obama to visit Dallas; Sunday a day of reflection in churches; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is five spots shy of last place in new rankings on family-friendly cities; a win for the little guys — public school pre-k programs will be awarded $118 million; watch two docs on restoring Texas to its former glory; and more.

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