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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.  

State Farm / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: ATF investigators solider on at blast site without commander, Children’s Medical Center celebrates a century of care, Texas hears the lullaby of Broadway and more.

Connecticut Senate Democrats / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Obama scores a circle of wins, Erica Grieder on the contagious genius of Texas, high stakes for the arts in municipal elections and more.

'From Nashville With Music'

Five stories that have North Texas talking: EducaAustin bridges the language gap in Austin ISD, how a South Dallas jazz educator saved lives, why KERA needs your money and more. 

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking (and they’re all about the George W. Bush Presidential Center): University Park paints itself red, white and blue, five Presidents gather in Dallas, years of construction in two minutes and more.

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: University Park braces for Bush Presidential Center chaos, furry emissaries have landed in West, thinking in lieu of clicking and more.

Joe Berti

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas communities' proximity to danger, son of West Zac Crain shows us around his beloved hometown, a Situation (Room) at the George W. Bush Presidential Center and more.

CynthiaSmoot / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Pat Summerall's golden voice leaves lasting legacy, American Airlines amend goes viral, Texas river in danger of dry-up and more.

hahatango / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Marathoners from the Lone Star State react to deadly Boston explosions, Dallas responds with amped-up security, NYC stocks liquid courage straight from Texas and more.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

This week, NPR's Elizabeth Blair presents a series about the arts' future in schools as the battle over standardized tests and public school curriculum continues. Here in DFW, a renewed interest in the arts as a way to improve cities runs parallel to plans for arts-centric schools and programs.

Simon Collinson / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Students face spike in criminal charges where police officers are based, Texas education leaders try to figure out algebra II problem and more.

Kaufman County

Five stories that have North Texas talking: no hesitation from Kaufman County D.A. appointee, airman reunited with Afghan puppy, Ann Richards immortalized on postage and more.

Bill Jacobus / Flickr

Five Stories that have North Texas Talking: The dangers of working construction in the Lone Star State, Texas gets scolded by locavores, late-blooming flowers could indicate epic foliage finale and more.

SAJE / Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas 10 year-old was almost one in 8 million, Plano based J.C. Penney fires and re-hires, chocoholics break out the bubbly and more.

BBC Radio Four / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A morning in HP with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Dallas Fort-Worth might not be as religious as we think, car sharing catches on in Texas and more.

Emilie Parker Fund / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A poignant opening day in Arlington, gondolas to the Galleria and a European market planned for Valley View Mall’s lot, a petition to keep W's name off of Central Expressway and more.

wgossett / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Pipeline responsible for Arkansas spill hooks into Texas, Kaufman County D.A. and wife to be honored before overflow crowd, SMU wants a more diverse herd of Mustangs and more.

Maxey / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Luck be a lady… in Oklahoma and Louisiana, Yu Darvish is darn near perfect, Mark Cuban plans to cast a wide net on draft day and more.

Jennerally / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: UT Prof. says tracking emotions through text could be the next big thing, public memorial is set for Kaufman County D.A. and wife, San Antonio tries to scoop up Dallas teachers and more.

Five stories North Texas is talking about: Does the Aryan Brotherhood play into the investigation of the deaths of the Kaufman County D.A. and his wife?, Hillary Clinton scheds her first paid speaking gig in North Texas and more.

Gage Skidmore / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Keeping tabs on Perry's former aides; a new review in the Perot Museum discussion; Irving's One Man, One Vote at the Supreme Court and more.

Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Drug cartels loom over the Lone Star State, famine and feast define religion in DFW, the Mavs are itching to shave and more.

Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Grain accidents needlessly claim lives in the Lone Star State, Dallas throws a BIG party, Baylor’s Griner dunks for George W. Bush and more.

jwunderlick / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Little beer clinks bottles, the rebranding bug bites North Texas cities, fancy parking at DFW's Terminal A and more.

dbarronoss / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Our state flower, in short supply; Daniel Vaughan and the dawn of the pork beat; shifting attitudes toward gay marriage find religious conservatives in Texas embattled and more.

Bookish / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bookish Coffee makes way for more beans, "drawing the black bean," the City of Dallas reminds its citizens there's no "BIG" without an "I," and more.

Todd Taulman / Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking (and they’re all about the NCAA Tournament, which kicks off today): Texas high school players rock the tourney, the Baylor Lady Bears are the bullies on the women’s side, kooky brackets are popping up like wildflowers and more.

David Gilkey / <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/20/174756788/off-the-battlefield-military-women-face-risks-from-male-troops">NPR</a>

Five stories have North Texas talking: A Texas woman survives a different military battle, local cops fight crime in 140 characters, Cowboys fans brace for more yellow flags and more.

masudkarim / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A fascinating new beginning for former information technology executive Ghassan Hitto, Mike Miles gets down to business on merit pay for DISD teachers, weird sounds from Carrollton and more.

'El Paso Times' / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A way-maker for Latino politicians, Billy Gibbons' lesser-known place in early psych-rock, KXT 91.7's live SXSW broadcast and more.

Oewf / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Irving teacher wants to get lost in space, DFW is population boom town, Lady Gaga has Dallas to thank for unconventional wheels and more.

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