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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.  

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

Big Tex Home For The Holidays In University Park

Dec 19, 2012
State Fair of Texas

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Big Tex has his head in the spirit, a Grinch caught in Parker County, rounds of ammo deserted at Love Field and more.

Denton May Clear The Air On Smoking Ban Expansion

Dec 18, 2012
chris@APL / (cc) flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Putting cigs out in a two-college town, a lockdown at a local  elementary school, and more

Be The Change, Inc. / Flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Schools ask, “What if?”, parents and activists speak out, the DMN supports gay marriage and more.

russelljsmith / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Sky-high piles of unused drink tickets, anti-cheer from the KERA newsroom, bids for Hostess and more. 

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Arts and Letters Live, earthquake in the Fort, legalizing marijuana in Texas -- or not! -- and more.

Collin County JP Booked Up With 12-12-12 Nuptials

Dec 12, 2012
Grand Velas Riviera Maya / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Weddings of the century, a cancer research agency under the microscope, memories of Ravi Shankar and more. 

How Did Dallas Bounce Back From The Great Recession?

Dec 11, 2012
Jacqueline Fellows / KERA

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Mayor Rawlings on The Takeaway, support for a new anti-abortion bill, reverse graffiti and more.

Snow Heralds Coldest Night Since February

Dec 10, 2012
Lyndsay Knecht / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Falling temps and snowflakes, Festival of Lights, golf as South Dallas’ savior and more. 

Elegant Dallas Goes To ‘The Store’

Dec 7, 2012
datmai / flickr

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Neiman Marcus devotees, the illegality of secession, Dallas as a sinless city and more.  

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
Bellissimo Foto / Holiday Lighting Festival

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.

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