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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 is getting a new independent bookstore; Jerry Jones says he alone will decide if Romo stays or goes; got questions about the Legislature? Ask us; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is the best market to invest in housing in 2017; the last man to walk on the moon died in Houston Monday; the Cowboys loss Sunday was the most-watched NFL divisional playoff game ever; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Super Bowl ticket prices drop after Cowboys lose in divisional playoff Sunday; severe weather ravages North Texas; a measure to designate an official state gun; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: video of Alvarado dad singing goes viral; Cowboys play Green Bay in Arlington on Sunday; 'Mad Men' archives move to UT Austin; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: GOP legislator proposes bathroom restrictions inside Capitol; Dallas finally might get more bike lanes; Cowboys games soothe this sick baby; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: North Texas Food Bank sees spike in donations since longtime leader’s death; Joe Straus got the green light for a fifth term; your chances of getting a job are good in Plano; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: “Narcos” was the most-streamed Netflix show in Texas in 2016; this poet can’t answer STAAR test questions about her own work; what a border wall means for Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Fort Worth fan attends her 28th Golden Globes Sunday; Texas GOP leaders meet with Taiwan’s president; librarians and cyclists team up to improve literacy in Dallas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Someone stole Lockhart’s water meter but burnt ends were still had; Dallas is one of the worst places for active lifestyles; Cowboys ticket prices are through the roof; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cold weather may bring mountain cedar relief; the Texas State Strutters were chosen to dance at Trump’s inauguration; a young Dallasite claims she didn’t order four pounds of cookies from Alexa; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Bushes and Clintons are attending inauguration; Amon Carter receives its largest endowment ever; get to know Willie Nelson’s guitar; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: fossil found in South Texas could be some 90 million years old; “Metroplex’s playground” needs funding to open; state winegrowers fear new herbicides; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth-based judge blocks a federal transgender health mandate; Romo throws his first touchdown pass in over a year; meet the creators of the Dallas Biennial; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An Arlington teenager opts for pushups after being caught with pot; more than 130 acres in North Texas burned in grass fires Thursday; a nod to KXT; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rent is going up in D-FW; Greg Abbott takes Australia; work out like (or with) a Dallas Cowboy; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: There are more Zika cases in Texas than we thought; three Texans could serve as Secretary of Agriculture; don’t dump a woman with Cowboys tickets; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: this database of objects found at the border could help identify perished migrants; meet the man who painted Deep Ellum; revisit our 20 most popular stories this year; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Barry Switzer pulls a fast one on reporters; late “Jeopardy!” contestant wins $103K; lawsuit over Capitol nativity scene proceeds; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: This Addison-based agency throws birthday parties for homeless kids; Fort Worth police handed out holiday tofurkeys Wednesday; a TCU prof explains the science of whiskey; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: UNT is archiving Obama’s presidency; Greg Abbott “fires” Chris Suprun via Twitter; Big D NYE is canceled again; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ezekiel Elliott's red kettle stunt is paying off for the Salvation Army; Arlington’s airport has a coyote problem; checking in with North Texas tornado survivors, one year later; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Electoral College will vote today for the next president; the water ban in Corpus Christi has been lifted; Jerry Jones’ grandson takes state; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Secret Santa gave $150,000 to Dallas ISD teachers; wind chills will drop to single digits this weekend; it’s the last day to vote for the best of “Think”; and more. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Waging battles over Christmas is a Texas tradition; here are this year’s top Google trends in Dallas-Fort Worth: expect more tacos in 2017; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rick Perry has be tapped to lead the agency he forgot in 2012; the next steps after your home is accidentally razed; vote for “Best of Think”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas has spent about $500 million on indoor facilities for high school football; Texas wins $5 million to combat Zika; how Neiman Marcus came to be; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Trump has reportedly chosen the first Texan for his Cabinet; The Humane Society of North Texas is taking in 400 wild horses; see photos of Texas life spanning four generations; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Don’t hold your phone and drive in Denton; watch a short film on the Dallas police ambush; hear the sounds of the border at the Amon Carter; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The first black Santa at the Mall of America? He’s from Irving; a 20-pound cabbage won a Georgetown fourth-grader $1,000; the Dallas Arboretum welcomes its millionth visitor this year; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lowe's in Abilene hired a disabled veteran and his dog, too; several Texans are up for Grammys; Baylor hires a new football coach; and more.

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