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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: Spend four years with the future of North Texas, hear exactly what parenting sounds like, find out what crazy things global warming could make us do and more.

Resident Alien

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Music and civil rights history boost the ‘Unspoken Speech’ project; Motorola tones down a sexy ad campaign for the Fort Worth-made Moto X; how different high school graduation requirements will affect students and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: North Texas welcomes August with triple-digit temps, Texas makes big money off of “sins," Texas researchers hack a yacht, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Officials prepare for a controversial ban on asset testing for Medicaid applicants; for American Airlines, boarding procedures are indeed rocket science; an app for complaining to Congress about traffic and more.

Andi Harman / D Magazine

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Eating Cheetos in Seattle with one of North Texas' most important acts in two decades, an urban artist's answer to light pollution, and more.

kiddnation.com

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Remembering Kidd Kraddick; two false identities enter the Museum Tower vs. Nasher Sculpture Center squabble; young, poor women seeking abortions are met with alternatives at the Texas-Mexico border and more.

Big D Vs. H-Town: 5 Reasons Why Dallas Rules

Jul 29, 2013
Houstonia Magazine

Today, there’s only one story that has North Texas (and the Gulf Coast) talking. In this Very Special Episode of the High Five, we dig into the “rivalry” between Dallas and Houston. (Which we suspect is more of a rivalry in Houston than it is in Dallas. Zing!)

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ex-Marine accused of killing former Navy Seal and his friend finally indicted, Bush Senior shaves his head in support of toddler leukemia patient, we fuel the fire of the Dallas/Houston rivalry and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a federal court rules Farmers Branch's immigrant renter law unconstitutional, a U.S. senator calls for stricter regulations for rollercoasters, and a Texas musician revives a nearly-extinct genre of fiddling.

Edward Beavers / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas Giant accident raises concerns over park safety, why you need a drink with that cigarette, cakes coming out of ATM machines, and more.

JonJon2k8 / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a new program provides safe alternatives to calling 911, Nelson Mandela gets a Texas-sized birthday party, The Daily Show rips on Texas, and more.

Texas Governor Rick Perry's office / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Rick Perry signs hotly contested House Bill 2 into law, another big cat succumbs to feline distemper in Wylie, Fort Worth scrambles to fix a really expensive mistake, and more.

Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ted Cruz stands shoulder to shoulder with a Democrat to the delight and despair of pundits everywhere, North Texans are getting sick from unwashed fruits and veggies, Lone Star State-made sake could be the next big thing and more.

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

The fertilizer plant explosion in West killed 15 people, injured 200 more and flattened homes and businesses across town. It also destroyed three of the town’s four schools, which means when the first bell rings next month, students will start the year in what some are calling “Portable City.” But while a village of prefabricated buildings tends to be a sign of imminent construction, it might not be the case in West.

In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Distemper kills and sickens lions and tigers at Collin County preserve; court will ask, "Does BPA-free mean hormone-free?"; Dallas teen is youngest to win a PGA title in eight decades and more.

kayaker1204 / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cost of living far exceeds poverty guidelines nationwide, according to the Economic Policy Institute's family budget inventory; sales-tax-free weekend comes early this year; anonymous donor posts $500,000 bond for Texas teen's release and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New study says Texas can save millions on Medicaid if we focus on caps and gowns, law school applications plunge in the Lone Star State and beyond, Texas Wild snap another team’s prestigious streak and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: key to preventing heart attacks could be locked inside a Dallas area woman, Perry signs off on bill to give nurse practitioners more medical might, national historic park on moon may be tough to visit and more.

Ed Schipul / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Pundits pit Perry against other possible GOP presidential candidates, male infertility now tied to higher cancer risk, NYC cooks are fleeing to Austin and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Other states get guns on campus and face insurance woes - not so for Texas; the curious, record-breaking pig longevity in DFW; an East Texas identity thief's family realizes they have no idea who she really was and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A 10-mile hump in Frisco becomes a new way for soldiers and others to mark the 4th; Beyoncé bans external photogs at sold-out Dallas stop tomorrow, campers refresh by leaving iPhones at the gate in the Redwoods and more.

MDGovPics / Flickr

It may be July 4th, but here are five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas politicians in Washington tough on immigration while some leaders back at home shake their heads, Kaboom Town came with new restrictions in 2013, charting the migration pattern of Austin hipsters and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Air travelers (try to) walk through security with loaded guns—especially in Texas, parents of Texas teen jailed for Facebook posts say son is suffering behind bars, Frisco will make you believe a man can fly and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Firefighter grief examined during tragically active season, old Texas Democrats don’t look like new Texas Democrats, a Houston doctor brings a suitcase full of arm bones to Vietnam and more.

Elise Hu / NPR

Five stories that have North Texas talking: H-Town as microcosm of a no-majority, mixing-pot  America; the second special session of the Texas lege begins, last words of condemned prisoners in Texas and more.

StoryCorps

Five stories that have North Texas talking: One family's story of healing as Exodus International and its Texas affiliates close; possible changes experts are watching for in the electoral process besides Voter I.D., the unsung heroes behind David Bowie and Mick Jagger and more.  

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A double dose of amphibian fun hatches at the San Antonio Zoo, a reporter who’s witnessed countless Texas executions traces most memorable moments, College Station and Austin get nods for brain power and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: What were Davis’ filibuster ending three strikes?, Texas is set to make capital punishment history, Granbury family hits reset on tornado-wrecked Habitat home and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas ISD's alternative three-year-degree pilot program gets the green light, GIFs from the Spurs' fall at the NBA finals Game 7, new Susan G. Komen CEO speaks out - sort of - and more.

Malingering / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A look at afflicted Texans now that obesity is now considered a disease, why more oil doesn’t always mean cheaper prices at the pump, memorabilia collecting Aggie fans make way for Barbie and more.

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