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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.  

North Texas Food Bank

Five stories that have North Texas talking: North Texas Food Bank sees spike in donations since longtime leader’s death; Joe Straus got the green light for a fifth term; your chances of getting a job are good in Plano; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: “Narcos” was the most-streamed Netflix show in Texas in 2016; this poet can’t answer STAAR test questions about her own work; what a border wall means for Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Fort Worth fan attends her 28th Golden Globes Sunday; Texas GOP leaders meet with Taiwan’s president; librarians and cyclists team up to improve literacy in Dallas; and more.

Lockhart Smokehouse / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Someone stole Lockhart’s water meter but burnt ends were still had; Dallas is one of the worst places for active lifestyles; Cowboys ticket prices are through the roof; and more.

American Astronomical Society / Twitter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cold weather may bring mountain cedar relief; the Texas State Strutters were chosen to dance at Trump’s inauguration; a young Dallasite claims she didn’t order four pounds of cookies from Alexa; and more.

Brandon Brooks / YouTube

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Bushes and Clintons are attending inauguration; Amon Carter receives its largest endowment ever; get to know Willie Nelson’s guitar; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: fossil found in South Texas could be some 90 million years old; “Metroplex’s playground” needs funding to open; state winegrowers fear new herbicides; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth-based judge blocks a federal transgender health mandate; Romo throws his first touchdown pass in over a year; meet the creators of the Dallas Biennial; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An Arlington teenager opts for pushups after being caught with pot; more than 130 acres in North Texas burned in grass fires Thursday; a nod to KXT; and more.

Nationl Weather Service Fort Worth

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rent is going up in D-FW; Greg Abbott takes Australia; work out like (or with) a Dallas Cowboy; and more.

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