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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: 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:

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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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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas’ iconic green skyscraper lights up again, George W. Bush is scheduled to address a controversial group, a Dallas writer reflects on her dad’s connection to JFK, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Pilgrims weren’t so awesome, about 30 percent of Dallas County children live at or below the poverty line, thousands of pages of JFK investigation documents are now online, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: It's getting cold out there, UT-Austin battles Ryan O'Neal over a Farrah Fawcett portrait, one man says that Lee Harvey Oswald was his friend, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A controversial column at SMU, today is Veterans Day, learn more about JFK, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Whether to buy Dallas Buyers Club, JFK and the Secret Service, a swarm of earthquakes, vicious Bears and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Cowboys legend has a brain disease, a group with Arlington ties gets a YouTube award, a recap of the president's visit to Dallas and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A children's group turns down money from the 'Tattooed Mommas,' an Election Night roundup (Fort Worth and Plano ISD voters approve their propositions), President Obama will be in Dallas today, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas takes center stage in Abu Dhabi publication, today is Election Day in Texas, meet a 96-year-old-reporter, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An update on former President George W. Bush, President Obama to visit Dallas this week, exploring what the JFK assassination meant to Dallas, and more:

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