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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: In a new poll, Texans weigh in on the bathroom issue; Denton holds its annual coffin race; the Trinity park project gets a boost; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas: Arlington voters will decide on whether to help fund a new Rangers stadium; Meet an SMU professor who has lit up every medium; Think with Krys Boyd takes Austin this week; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas’ Little Free Libraries will still stand; UT students held a bake sale protesting affirmative action; Having trouble at the polls? Text KERA; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: George W. and Laura Bush had a joint birthday bash featuring George Strait; Google Fiber isn’t coming to Dallas; buy an engagement ring, get a free gun; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Among 40 Texas newspapers, only Waxahachie’s editorial board has endorsed Trump; Arlington’s Pentatonix lands Thursday night gig with the NFL; 97 percent of Texas school districts earned a “superior” financial rating; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Nina Pham settles her lawsuit against Texas Health Resources; Fort Worth Symphony cancels concerts through Dec. 31; students rate an SMU professor as one of the best in the country; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The South Texas congressman who told off Trump reflects as the election nears; what would it actually take to finish the border wall?; SMU claimed its fourth victory over Houston in 27 years; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A judge refused to disqualify an attorney who's prosecuting more than 150 bikers indicted in last year's Waco shootout; Deep Ellum artists are banding together to prevent suicide; make a bid on Willie Nelson’s tour bus; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Trump’s “rigged” election claim resonates with some Texas Republicans; Wichita Falls residents are on rattlesnake watch; Dallas vegans can have their brisket and eat it, too.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lakewood residents memorialized 2016’s biggest headlines as Halloween decorations; for this UT-Austin professor, college was an escape from guns; Greg Abbott thinks the Big 12 owes Houston an apology; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Clinton’s campaign is going on the Texas airwaves; First Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress explains his support for Trump; infamous Texas Chainsaw Massacre gas station will serve barbecue; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Millions of Texans are registered to vote but will they show up?; UT-Arlington researchers are studying the oil extraction near Balmorhea before it begins; the Kimbell is showing the early works of Claude Monet; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A record 15 million Texans registered to vote ahead of Nov. 8; Texas was awarded more than 45 million for flood recovery; where you should go in an emergency taco situation; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Meet Dallas Zoo’s newest 330-pound baby; there’s a fine science to fried chicken; how “cannabis beer” might make its way to Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: State park officials haven’t conducted research on the impact of Apache Corp.’s drilling on Balmorhea; American Airlines gives the all-clear after bacteria was found in D/FW hangars; George and Laura Bush will be buried in Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More than 200 in-custody deaths weren't reported by Texas police departments over a 10-year period; the grand champion steer at the State Fair sold for a record $131,000; the deadline to register to vote is today; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas still allows paddling as punishment in schools; a Fort Worth man broke into the Texas Capitol to deface a portrait; register to vote by tomorrow; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Extracting a major oil discovery could threaten one of Texas’ most treasured pools; watch Texas and OU fans compete in a plane-pulling contest; how Big Tex really works; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas is leaving the federal refugee resettlement program — what happens next?; Denton and Carrollton residents can text 9-1-1; gear up for ACL Weekend Two with Art&Seek’s festival photos; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Voter registration has spiked but that doesn’t mean this election will turn Texas purple; the new Rangers postseason food makes the State Fair look like a light snack; Baylor’s Title IX coordinator has resigned; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas Bishop T.D. Jakes discusses violence between police and the black community on NPR; Do Texas-shaped things reflect the state’s unique pride or just make good business?; Frisco is the fastest-growing city in the U.S.; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: When The Cowboys are in trouble, they call an ex-con for help; Labeling the new cups at the state fair as “edible” might be a stretch; A Fort Worth artist opens up about producing music and dealing with mental illness; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Eleven people have applied to replace Susan Hawk as Dallas County District Attorney; the “Cycling Dutchman” is passing through Texas on his journey to bike around the world; a member of The Monkees returns home to Dallas this weekend; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Thousands of volunteers removed 86 tons of trash from Texas beaches in a recent fall cleanup; part of the Astrodome will turn into a parking garage; a monument celebrating African Americans was erected at the Capitol; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas prisons have banned more than 15,000 books but “Mein Kampf” isn’t one of them; delinquencies are taking a toll on millions of Texans; scientists are tattooing turtles in Central Texas; and more.

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Five stories North Texas talking: Texas ranks as one of the best places for teachers; State Rep. Dawnna Dukes is leaving her post come January; take a look at southern Dallas' proposed deck park; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra cancels another month of shows; an Austin dog owner gave her terminally ill pup a snow party; San Marcos is the “best hippie town” in Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: This year’s MacArthur “genius grant” recipients include a bioengineer from Houston; a flight to DFW had to make an emergency stop in Lubbock due to a disruptive passenger; Denton has a vibrant history with hooch; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Blue Bell issued a voluntary recall over listeria concerns; Dallas residents received millions of robocalls last month; Ray LaMontagne isn’t playing in Austin tonight because of campus carry; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concerts are canceled through early October; a Lewisville musician isn’t sacrificing her passion for a bigger paycheck; Rice’s marching band has a history of not playing nice; and more.

 

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