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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’ 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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Five stories that have North Texas talking: TCU reports most alcohol violations among Texas schools; meet the candidates for Dallas Police Chief; Tarrant County’s getting its first cat cafe; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Local artist designed the plans for a Dallas police memorial; meet an Aggie helping civilians in war-torn Iraq; the best and worst Texas legislators; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Houston painted its crosswalks rainbow; Dallas is trying to desegregate its schools; storms near the Texas coast; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is the only major Texas city without a bike-share program; hundreds march for Jordan Edwards; remembering Juneteenth with Opal Lee; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Russian hacking attempts failed in Dallas County; Texas businesses band together to protect NAFTA; DART workers find burial ground in Plano; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas lawmaker calls on mayor to address gentrification; one Texan was hurt in Alexandria; Houston has an Erykah Badu Day, but Dallas doesn’t; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas Street Choir plays Carnegie Hall tonight; how Baylor’s new president plans to move forward; Yoga N Da Hood hopes to go on the road; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bathroom bill could hurt Dallas’ chances of hosting NFL Draft; Little Forest Hills neighbors paint street to curb speeding; Abbott signs state budget; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Tree removal in Dallas exemplifies special session issue; South Korean pianist wins the 15th Cliburn; people protest Islamic law in Richardson; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Deceased people apply to vote in Dallas County; Merritt Tierce lands “Orange is the New Black”; Austin man commutes via kayak; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Event organizers are deciding whether to stay in Texas over SB 4; state lawmaker apologizes after DWI arrest; Oak Cliff Film Festival starts today; and more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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