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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: the death toll from the flu is climbing; a legendary Fort Worth mayor has died; Lake Highlands native St. Vincent has released a new song; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: it’s cold; you will no longer be able to see Dallas from a DC-9 at night; meet a 91-year-old who will soon shut down his Oak Cliff home bookstore; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: what will happen to the beautiful downtown Fort Worth post office?; the Cedar Hill mayor reflects on his stepson’s death from addiction; get ready for "Downton Abbey," and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Macaulay Culkin’s band is coming to Dallas; UNT scores big in the Heart of Dallas Bowl; the top Texas albums of 2013, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a trip to the bar could cost you more in the new year; Nancy Brinker takes a big pay cut; musician Benjamin Curtis has died, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ted Cruz says “No, Canada;” Harold Simmons has died; the flu is hitting Texas hard, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: 1.3 million Americans expected to lose emergency unemployment benefits tomorrow, the Rangers will introduce a new player, Texas women made an impact in country music this year, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: UPS fails to deliver for thousands of customers, H1N1 claims 5 people in Texas, Dallas locals make the yearly YouTube roundup, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Cowboys make backup plans for Romo’s absence, school districts struggle with large class sizes, Ryan O’Neal wins court battle over Fawcett portrait, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: chili vs. barbecue, meet Denton's "Sriracha Savior," a jury awards $500,000 to a prominent Dallas arts collector, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: D Magazine says Kidd Kraddick had lymphoma, more were without power during the ice storm than initially reported, "The Nutcracker" as a comedy, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a big-time TV host visits Dallas-Fort Worth eateries, new radars will do a better job of detecting strong storms, is Dallas segregating low-income housing, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas teacher salaries are below average, there's a wide disparity in household incomes across Dallas-Fort Worth, a gingerbread house at the Ritz-Carlton, and more:

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a country legend has died, Plano to vote whether to allow pooches on the patio, the Dallas Museum of Art acquires another masterpiece, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A shooting at the brand-new Frisco Gun Club (it was accidental), Ray Price is near death, what are the top Foursquare check-ins in Dallas?, and more:  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: George W. Bush sends a nice note to a college football player; the Texas Rangers' lead radio announcer gets a big honor; a Plano orchestra teacher gets an honor, too, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Chanel invades Dallas; the top 10 dogs of the Icepocalypse; a lawsuit about an expensive piece of art, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Chanel presents a big runway show in Dallas; a Rockwall harmonica player is featured in one of the country’s most popular songs; Klyde Warren Park becomes a skating rink, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: more earthquakes hit North Texas; the latest on the winter storm; Kanye and Kim visit Dallas, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Get a Christmas tree without leaving your house, an auction of  Farrah Fawcett's items, it's cold outside, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Joe Jonas covers a lot of ground in a revealing interview, DISD superintendent to appear on KERA today to talk about teacher evaluations, a wintry blast for North Texas, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A holiday song with a North Texas connection goes viral, the federal government has determined that Dallas' affordable-housing practices are violating civil rights laws, a Dallas dentist wants to be your senator, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the lost West Dallas puppy has a home, the Perot Museum marks its first year, meet a zombie cheerleader, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the “X” is back, the Piano Pavilion opens, and have you met Stormy, the cute puppy found in a storm drain?, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Methane is on the rise, and you can partly blame Texas, several North Texans are accused of burning down an old plantation home in Louisiana, a chatty macaw has been found, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Pecan Lodge is moving, Jaap van Zweden is staying, that winter blast was a bust, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: UNT produces a rap video; a Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade; Sulphur Springs is home to one of America’s best bathrooms, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: No more 'X' in Dealey Plaza, architect Renzo Piano is in town, the Dallas Museum of Art gets two African works, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A lion attack at the Dallas Zoo, how Texas has changed since the JFK assassination, a Twinkie-eating contest, and more:

Salvation Army

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the sound of the season on your iPhone, a controversial sculpture is moving to Dallas, Garrison Keillor is in town, and more:

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