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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.  

Martin Cathrae / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Worry revs up as vehicle inspection fraud oversight weakens, Mumford fans get bad news on concert day, Dallas theologian gives the Bible a Texas accent and more.

Carolyn Cruz / The Cliburn

Five stories that have North Texas talking: New interest in classical music, via the Cliburn and Dallas' neo-soul queen Erykah Badu; STEM jobs grow in Dallas; what it's like to choose between prescription medication and food for the week, and more.

Tedley Films / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Hypnotic, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' pass out free doughnuts today; how the recession affected diversity in executive careers; a new map of Austin music; every library and museum in the U.S. at a glance and more.

Alice Linahan / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking:  What went wrong at a "Battlefield Dallas County" event, America's wily linguistic landscape, what you should see at the Oak Cliff Film Festival tonight and more.

KUHF News for Houston / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Reliant Stadium packed with mourners in Houston, IBM pays $2 million for Dallas-based cloud service, the Stars go green (again), and more.

Preston Kemp / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Boy Scout decision leads to spin-offs, Fort Hood suspect could put injured soldiers on the stand, Texans don’t feel the call of civic duty and more.

Thiago Game Oliveira / Flickr

Five stories that have Texas talking: “Killer Bees” swarm in central Texas, Gov. Perry goes after jobs in other states with Texas swagger, hate speech charted through Twitter and more.

City of Dallas

Five stories that have North Texas talking: '50s Dallas in a citizen committee-produced documentary, the word that knocked Plano speller Chetan Reddy out of the National Bee final round, and more.

State Farm / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: End-of-session legislation would spare West homeowners from paying tax on a house that’s no longer there, Texas senior health care ranks toward the bottom in new study, Plano spelling whiz is one step closer to hoisting the Scripps Bee trophy and more.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rare giraffe twins charm New Braunfels tourists, Austin-based Livestrong dropped by company that made it famous, experts say storm shelters held up in OK tornado and more.

Texas Governor Rick Perry's office / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A very special end to the 83rd legislative session, Affordable Care Act means no weight loss surgery coverage in Texas, a barbecue legend takes his meat to the street and more.

Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: drop in Hispanic teen birth rate doesn’t completely apply to Texas, solar plane glides to a landing early this morning at DFW, the speech JFK never gave will live on in Dallas and more.

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Five Stories that have North Texas talking: people for and against banning gay scouts speak up, Van Cliburn competition kicks-off without namesake, a Texas company builds fuchsia homes for flora and fauna and more.

Paul McCord Jr. / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Still reeling from Oklahoma destruction, Texans must brace for more severe storms, elite task force from the Lone Star State heads to Moore, students use math skills to support recovery in West and more.

BJ Austin / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: New findings about living poor in suburbia, the economy of new abortion laws, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and more.

Habitat For Humanity, Hood County

Five stories that have North Texas talking: introducing the Dallas Maritime Museum (?), an ideal weekend in the Hill Country, word nerd paradise and more.

Li Wa / Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: FBI calls for unified missing persons database, more military conduct accused-- this time out of Texas, an author on a mission makes no-kill shelter tour stop in Richardson and more.

Jeus Goepfert / Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Lone Star State responsible for a third of 2012 West Nile outbreak, Angelina Jolie shines a spotlight on personal health journey, the future of the Mavs uniforms is in your hands and more.

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

Five stories North Texas is talking about: Ana Reyes' activism pays off with historic win for first Hispanic member of Farmers Branch City Council, Kaufman tries to pick up and move on after high-profile murders, a different way to attack poverty in Dallas and more.

peter_reppert / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: National helium shortage tied to reserve in Amarillo, SMU task force calls for change on campus, high school thespians snag theater gold and more.

tonylanciabeta / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: NPR is inspiration for pet names and small businesses, Boston bombing suspect’s final resting place still in question, a young UT Southwestern patient takes on Jeopardy! and more.

FBI

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Transcending racial tension with the founder of a Dallas web development company, North Texas parents form care package clubs to stick close to grads, Taya Kyle's speech at the NRA convention and more.

Old Show Woman / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Standardized test reduction bill clears a hurdle, teacher evaluations in a post-test-centric Texas, the NRA convention in Houston and more.

arimoore / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Experts say fracking holds millions of gallons of water hostage, an interactive map tracks public benefits county by county, a dog with viral popularity takes the field at Rangers Ballpark and more.

jps246 / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Big trucks make big market gains, tips for an easy opening day visit to the Bush Presidential Center, Dallas reboot locks down air time for next year and more.

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.

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