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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: Astronauts are celebrating Turkey Day in space; there are dedicated stores in D-FW for ugly Christmas sweaters; an Argyle woman trained her horses to eat Thanksgiving at the table; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is facing a threat of bankruptcy: Rick Perry met with Donald Trump; UT’s Charlie Strong hopes to stay with the Longhorns; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Protests broke out after the unveiling of an African-American memorial at the Capitol Saturday; Uber wants to return to Austin; a Plano painter’s insatiable curiosity led him to a bright future; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Austin and Dallas are looking for a new police chief and city manager at the same time; “Mexican American Heritage” isn’t the first inaccurate textbook written for Texas classrooms; tonight's State of the Arts will trace Fort Worth’s musical history; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Wrestlemania 32 generated $17.4 million for the D-FW area; the State Board of Education will vote Friday on a whether to reject “Mexican-American Heritage” textbook; Willie Nelson’s playing the Granada — twice; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Mesquite woman thought she lost her dog forever, until he was found in Las Vegas; another Legislative session, another round of bills on marijuana; Sid Miller fired the person who published that obscene tweet about Hillary Clinton; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Here are the quirkier bills filed among hundreds ahead of the 2017 Legislative session; Alamo officials have banned events inside the mission church; people camped out overnight in Allen for cookies; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Anti-Trump action in Dallas continues with sixth straight day of protests planned; Mark Cuban reinstated two journalists’ Mavericks media credentials after revoking them; Houston’s homeless believe they were pushed out recently in time for the Super Bowl; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas has to prove it spent HUD funds wisely on affordable housing projects; Wendy Davis still sees a possibility of Texas going blue; ArtCon takes over The Cedars Saturday; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: These eight Texans could be a part of Trump’s Washington; Dallas banned smoking in public parks; Go behind the lens of a longtime Dallas filmmaker; and more.

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