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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.  

Is The Texas Twang Dyin' Out?

Dec 6, 2012

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Accents going through withdraw(l), a flu Christmas, atheism in the Lone Star State and more.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Tax incentive games, Apple store heists, stolen Cowboys records and more. 

‘Best Small Town In America’ Gets Lit

Nov 30, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton lights up holiday nights, the Perot Museum lights up the Arts District, love lights up the man with with first face transplant and more.

Perry for President — Again?

Nov 29, 2012
Courtney Collins / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Triumph of the "Overly Attached Girlfriend," Powerball potential, a burlesque Nutcracker and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A free ride for the Dallas Museum of Art, Davy Rothbart finds love on Think at noon, extra days to shop and more.

Imagine Living Next To These Holiday Lights

Nov 26, 2012
ListenToOurLights.com

Five stories that have North Texas talking (and that you might've missed over the looong holiday weekend): Austin 'burb goes Gangnam style, Larry Hagman keeps on giving, the Railroad Commission might get a new name and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Meatless hospitality, Ken Burns’ ‘The Dust Bowl,’ Gaza protests and more.

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Five stories North Texas is talking about: preserving the Twinkie, mourning the Midland crash, understanding Formula 1 and more.  

Could DIY Divorce Mean More Exes In Texas?

Nov 15, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New divorce rules, cheap flights, a tree made of cars and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New names for new transit lines, the Soul Repair Center opens at TCU, rape gives reason for ‘the talk’ in Highland Park and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Elmo's puppet master takes a break, KERA radio schedule pulls a do-si-do, revisiting the 'Think' interview with Petraeus' biographer and more. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Obama 2.0, tragedy in Greenville, Senator Wendy Davis' first target and more.

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Five ideas that have North Texas talking: Rockin’ Obama, a whole lotta Senate X chromosomes, the return of politicocktails and more. 

Five Reasons To Vote Today

Nov 6, 2012
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Why use your power? Election results parties, pleas from the past, helpful tools and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Election eve, new amusement park in Fair Park, veterans live to tell and more.

Jerome Weeks / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Magic proposed for the Arts District, voting early before it’s too late, John Hodgman’s Mac dreams and more. 

Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen / U.S. Air Force via Creative Commons

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Halloween and politics after the superstorm, domestic partner benefits in Dallas County, cracking a case with fried chicken and more.

Surviving Sandy: Four Ways You Can Help

Oct 30, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: doing our part amid the storm, updates with a week ‘til Election Day, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Same ol' boy howdy, Butler Building gets a makeover for "SoYoung," temperatures drop and more.

Jerome Weeks / KERA

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Nasher's middle man leaves, high-speed roadrunning, FDA’s big mistake and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Name that toll lane, tiny tablets and debate recaps on ‘Think.’

A Big Goodbye To Big Tex (For Now)

Oct 22, 2012
Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Five stories North Texas is talking about: Memorializing Big Tex, early voting, free beer for the creative class and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lance Armstrong's horrible day, Anderson Cooper interviews Arlington Reddit troll, binders full of debate recaps and more.

Lyndsay Knecht / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A changing middle class, vanishing legal tender, food over Woodall Rodgers.

Staff / KERA

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Puck-struck, ‘Marketplace’ live, DFW gets more Turnpike and less arts venue.

Derek T Green / flickr

Five stories North Texas is talking about: Massive southward migration to Fair Park, Veepish to English translation, Twitter parody rules.

Oh Chute! How To Blow Up A Six Flags Ride

Oct 11, 2012
Gary Slade / Amusement Today

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A thrill is gone, veep debate bingo, handspring world record and more.

Dallas Applies The Brakes On New Bike Lane Rules

Oct 10, 2012
Courtesy BJ Austin

Updated: Five stories that have North Texas talking: cyclists finding their place on Dallas roads, UT and affirmative action, the true stories of regular people.

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Five stories North Texas is talking about: the battle against bullying, party in the deck park, ‘Nones’ and their habits and more.

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Updated: Texas considers virtual schools,  the weather mystifies; Barneys NorthPark will close.

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