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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: 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.

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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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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texans love Samoas, apparently; the number of Latino voters has skyrocketed; how four North Texas schools have changed over the decades; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A recap of Texas wins and losses at the Grammys; Austin mayor talks immigration raids; how music affects the brain; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: D-FW has a high concentration of unauthorized immigrants; Texas women could clean up at the Grammys; a case to make tacos the official state food; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Families are struggling to pay for college in Texas; this urban farm in Dallas plans to expand; it's a big month for the tiny town of Valentine, Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: D-FW named one of the best places to live in the U.S.; Ellen DeGeneres invites UT students to dress like Beyoncé; Willie Nelson postpones three shows; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Keller’s mysterious graffiti had to be painted over; the Texas Rangers are searching for Tom Brady’s stolen jersey; goodbye, Valley View; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: 15-year-old sells her Grand Champion steer; Super Bowl weekend met with protests; Cowboys nab multiple awards; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: George H.W. and Barbara Bush will be at the Super Bowl; bad cookie dough caused Blue Bell’s recent recall; Beyoncé’s having twins; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New Hope mayor is the first openly transgender elected official in Texas; Rex Tillerson gets confirmation; get married on this bus; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Skip Fletcher dies at 82; a human shield forms during Texas Muslim Capitol Day; a Dallas theater founder hospitalized after being shot; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Boy Scouts now welcome transgender kids; fire destroys a South Texas mosque; fact check Greg Abbott’s State of the State; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: "Hamilton" is coming to Dallas; thousands of Texans participate in March for Life; the Astrodome earns landmark status; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Muslims leaders in Texas singled out by lawmaker; charges dropped against family in Fort Worth arrest; Bush 41 could head home this weekend; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Window washers survive scaffold scare; Trump signs immigration actions to build the wall; why astronauts’ eyesight changes in space; and more.

City of Keller / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: City of Keller has been tagged with wildlife graffiti; the Dakota Access pipeline is back on; Patrick and Abbott rally for school choice; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas cities lag in voting for mayor; an update on The Bushes; H-E-B and Whataburger have teamed up; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case; tens of thousands of Texans take part in women's marches; facing societal issues through dance; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Five Texans in Congress are skipping the inauguration; Rick Perry regrets his “oops” moment; the lease is up for a Dallas artist residency; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: 2016 was Texas' third-warmest year on record; George H.W. and Barbara Bush are hospitalized; Mark Zuckerberg does Dallas-Fort Worth; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is getting a new independent bookstore; Jerry Jones says he alone will decide if Romo stays or goes; got questions about the Legislature? Ask us; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is the best market to invest in housing in 2017; the last man to walk on the moon died in Houston Monday; the Cowboys loss Sunday was the most-watched NFL divisional playoff game ever; and more.

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