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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.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas Zoo welcomes a new baby; there’s word of a new competitor for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat; meet likely the best Selena impersonator in the U.S.; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Historic Gruene Hall to throw dance party for television shoot; Dallas police officers pitch in at the 911 call center; Buzzfeed is opening its first Texas office; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: D-FW airport’s TSA is under fire; like Abbott, Trump vows to punish “sanctuary cities”; Globe Life Park will be selling a two-foot-long tamale this season; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas A&M’s student wants to meet with Rick Perry; Dallas bookstore uses clickbait to get people to read the classics; how to contact your representatives; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton woman survives five days in the desert; an autistic teenager in Richardson benefits from pot; hippos return to Dallas Zoo; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas mayor wants to give IDs to immigrants; Paul Quinn earns “work college” designation; Texas A&M changes event policy after Richard Spencer; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Concern about climate change varies across the state; Duncanville High students are struggling financially; Ethan Couch is back in the news; and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Abandoned calls are behind 911 wait times; Texas Republican says there’s no need for bathroom bill; Buc-ee’s sues Nebraska-based Bucky’s for trying to expand into Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Dallas legislator wants to crowdfund for testing rape kits; Willie Nelson makes a surprise appearance at SXSW; Texas teen is struck and killed by train during a fashion photo shoot; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas’ barbecue cred is questioned; two Texas members of Congress take a bipartisan road trip; meet the Dallas-Fort Worth musicians playing SXSW; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Lady Bears are a No. 1 seed; masturbation bill is satirical yet serious; Dallas is the only U.S. stop for top-notch Mexican art exhibit; and more.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Donald Trump, Jr. was in town; Texas has to redraw its political maps; for this Dallas painter, homelessness is temporary, but necessary; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lawmakers want to exempt Texas from daylight saving time; SXSW amends performance agreement issue; celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Deadly crash in Mississippi kills four Texans; Cowboys expected to release Tony Romo; McMurtry’s typewriters sell for $37,500; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Poor Californians are migrating to Texas; 48 people were exonerated in Harris County in 2016: play a video game about crossing the border; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lawmakers will debate “bathroom bill” at hearing; Joe Biden will speak at SXSW; Austin’s iconic mural was defaced — again; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas: Duncanville Pantherettes win their 10th state title; North Texas constituents sound off on health care; 200 Dallasites take on Shakespeare; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: South By Southwest under fire; Larry McMurtry’s selling his “Lonesome Dove” typewriters; Rick Perry to safeguard country’s nuclear weapons; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: North Texas has a low risk of earthquakes in 2017; you can’t light up in Dallas parks anymore; it’s Texas Independence Day, y’all; and more.

Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Plano engineer accepts the award for “The Salesman”; Texas to hear arguments in same-sex marriage case; D-FW sees its hottest winter; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 43 discusses new administration and book promotion; meet the man playing Thurgood Marshall in Fort Worth; the pride of Duncanville High; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Transgender wrestler wins controversial state title; Fort Worth’s Bill Paxton dies at 61; an author was trolled by a thousand Highland Park students; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: “Hell or Highwater” was widely popular in Texas; stream a conversation on Dallas and the Legislature; James Baldwin’s lasting relevance; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Sid Miller hopes for the “hog apocalypse”; McKinney man sings ode to Whataburger; protesters will dance outside Gov. Abbott’s house; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas traffic costs drivers time and money; Texas Monthly will still cover politics, editor clarifies; check out the horns on this steer; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Richard Linklater-directed ad calls for action against Senate Bill 6; this Plano man walks 15 miles to work five days a week; the state’s foster care system hires 400-plus employees; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas woman behind landmark abortion case dies; Texas election officials suggest hundreds may have voted improperly; marchers gather in downtown Dallas to support immigrants and refugees; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lawmaker wants Texans to stop using the Chilean flag emoji inaccurately; taxpayers may be funding pensions of convicted former elected officials; SMU professor takes on “La La Land"; and more.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas immigrants to take part in nationwide protest; explore a database of historic black Texans; Dallas’ Top Ten Records is primed for a revival; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Neil deGrasse Tyson makes a cameo in a Plano student’s film; meet a woman named “Texas”; the more Romos, the merrier; and more.

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