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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.  

Blue Bell Ice Cream

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.

 

Gage Skidmore / The Texas Tribune

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.

Marc Stone / National Trust For Historic Preservation

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.

Mike Stone/Getty Images / via PBS

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.

 

Shutterstock

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.

Mark Brooks / Flickr Creative Commons

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.

University of North Texas / Facebook

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.

State Fair of Texas

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.

Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Program / Facebook

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.

Dancing With The Stars

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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