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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.  

Good Job(s), Dallas: City Takes Top Spot On Forbes List

Feb 26, 2013
Dallas City Hall

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas owns Forbes' list of cities where good jobs are waiting; Austin is still weird; a statewide ban on texting while driving is up for discussion again and more.

Uncounted, Unstoppable: The Working Poor

Feb 25, 2013
Redemption

Five stories that have North Texas talking: What our unemployed-without-assistance working neighbors do to get by; Texas' next (energy) generation needs, chat online with the police and more.

Texas Taps Into 'Philanthropub' Charity Bar Idea

Feb 15, 2013
i be GINZ / Flickr.com

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Alcohol for the good of man in Houston and Austin, the Carnival Triumph saga's "Sweet Home Alabama" postlude, Texas as the nation's political ground zero and more.

A Pre-Presidency LBJ, Chasing Bird With Letters

Feb 14, 2013
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Young love in the mail, American Airlines and U.S. Airways down the aisle, preschool and poverty on The Takeaway and more.

Texas Powers Wind Energy Trend, Day By Day

Feb 13, 2013
Lori Greig / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Running on wind, boosting the nation's minimum wage, domestic partner benefits possible for DART employees and more.

'Wait Wait...' Airs Gratitude to Texas

Feb 11, 2013
Lyndsay Knecht / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas taking:  The gut-busting news quiz show from Dallas, Republicans and social research, 'Psychology Today' on Texas mental health and more.

Texas Lobbyists And Lawmakers, All In The Family

Feb 8, 2013

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas government's close kinfolk, the Bush family gets hacked, parks from parking lots in Dallas and more.

Andrew Morrell / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Talks wind down in the potential American Airlines/US Airways merger,  Cowboys Stadium will host Chris Kyle's funeral, big rigs can't get a break and more.

Ed Schipul / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Perry's sassy radio ad running on California stations; how leaders are helping erase the stigma of mental illness, the disappearance of Saturday mail service and more.

Justin Dehn / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: An eight-hour deposition on video airs in the trial of  Ken Anderson, how one Dallas man lives through bipolar disorder, a Dallas 13-year-old was robbed at gunpoint and more.

Templar1307 / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: What we learned from fallen Navy Seal Chris Kyle, Boy Scouts may talk about lifting a ban on gays, what you can do to help battle mental illness in North Texas and more.

Dallas Artists: No Need To Define A City. Just Make One

Jan 30, 2013
Kim Cadmus Owens cut through a trend of self-definition in Dallas with a charge toward action. This is her drawing "Real" from 2009.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: State of the Arts, immigration reform and wages, the education of 'Think' host Krys Boyd and more.

Tracing The Abortion Battle, From Dallas To D.C.

Jan 25, 2013
The Weddington Center

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Week in review of Roe v. Wade's 40th, a plan for President Kennedy's unspoken words, Tom Hicks' water drain of an estate and more.

fourstuarts / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dems get serious about swinging Texas, contemporary art as self-definition, Sam Baker speaks out on getting recognized in public and more.

Dallas 'Pregnancy Centers' In National Spotlight

Jan 23, 2013
Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: advice for moms from a church-affiliated group called Involved For Life, teacher salaries edge up in Texas, the dinosaur black market and more.

American Airlines Aims To Take Off With New Look

Jan 17, 2013
American Airlines

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A jet makeover, gun buybacks, Bible classes, social media laws and more.

Small Business Owners Say Texas Is Real Friendly

Jan 16, 2013
City of Denton

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Mom and pop shops love the Lone Star state, virtual high fives in the flu age, how to hail a cab or rent a car with your smartphone at DFW and more.

BJ Austin / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Battles in the sky, speaking out on depression, George W. Bush Center's opening draws nearer, and more.

Getting Next To 'Nones': A Look At The Less Religious

Jan 14, 2013
spratmackrel / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Inside the lives of the faithless; Cruz and Cornyn's budding brothership, bad texting as sign of stroke and more.

North Texas Leads State In 'Unacceptable' Schools

Jan 11, 2013
ccarlstead / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: TEA takes DFW schools to task, incarcerated teens find a future in food, fourth flu death confirmed in Dallas county and more.

Lawmakers Share Play-By-Plays On Twitter

Jan 9, 2013
joannapoe / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Twitter chorus of the 83rd Texas Legislature, a microwave that staves off mold,  jobs with the lowest unemployment rates and more.

Is Dallas One Of The Worst Cities For Drunk Driving?

Jan 7, 2013
Chimpr / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: High rate of intoxication fatalities on Dallas roads, Ted Cruz's first senatorial soapbox, Denton's smoking ban gets real for restaurant owners and more.

Quickest Stop Ever: Dallas 7-Eleven Built In 5 Days

Jan 3, 2013
Lyndsay Knecht / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A flat-packed corner store is born, Ted Cruz becomes Texas' first Hispanic U.S. Senator, a Fort Worth DWI enforcement officer faces DWI charges and more.

How 'Dallas' Will Dallas Be In 2013?

Jan 2, 2013
TNT

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas' changing grandeur, Texas' take on the fiscal cliff, The Perot Museum's smashing attendance numbers and more.

Enough Lists! A Look Back At 2012 In Complete Sentences

Dec 31, 2012
Carissa GoodNCrazy / flickr

You might have noticed that The High Five loves lists. Heck, TH5 was born as a list! But today, to celebrate the year's finale (and to buck the tide of journalistic year-in-review listaholism), we present a selective look back ... in paragraph form.

Dewhurst's Close Aide Under Scrutiny For Possible Theft

Dec 28, 2012
Matthew Otero / Associated Press

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Possible betrayal on the campaign trail, bartering over the economy's future, Texas hoards helium and more.

Cecil Stoughton / John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas' plans to honor JFK in the WSJ, former president George H.W. Bush lands in ICU, the "Overly Attached Girlfriend" returns and more.

Ken Herrman / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fashionable snowpeople made famous, Fantasy Snowfall League, National Food Lab-approved leftovers and more.

Knox Keith / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Jon Kitna takes high school math students to the endzone, Texas outdoes the nation in population growth, TNT drops Dallas Season Two secrets and more.

Texas Wind Blowout Leaves 40,000 Powerless

Dec 20, 2012
<a target="_top" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKbZM4TW0b4">gillambadvertising</a> / YouTube.com

Five stories that have  North Texas talking: Killer winds whip through DFW, @ArlingtonPD crosses state lines, Plano churns out hockey players and more.

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