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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.  

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.

Michael Cagle / Preservation Dallas

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.

National Museum of African American History and Culture / Twitter

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.

NASA / Twitter

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.

Robert Hart / Texas Tribune

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.

 

James Gathany / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Five stories that have North Texas talking: This 91-year-old from McKinney is probably in better shape than you; Rick Perry donned his dancing shoes and clutched a pitchfork Monday night; Do you consider Texas part of the South?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rice University’s marching band satirized Baylor's sexual assault scandal during half time; an 11-year-old Dallas comedian will have her own TV show with the help of Ellen DeGeneres; UT physicists argue “Stranger Things” is more fiction than science; and more.

 

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Parking spots in downtown Dallas will turn into tiny parks today; a 1950s abode in Dallas is going for a mere $665,000; Fort Worth Symphony cancels more concerts amid musicians' strike; and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Most Texans oppose Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico; the Lakewood Theater was made an official historic landmark; Dallas Arboretum breaks ground on edible garden slated to open next fall; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: About 50 people protested the Dakota Access pipeline Tuesday in Dallas; SMU climbed the highest among state universities in new U.S. rankings; Chief David Brown sings Leon Bridges; and more.

 

Rick Perry / Twitter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Volunteers will read "Moby Dick" in shifts over four days at the Modern in Fort Worth; a Big Tex winner is opening a State Fair-themed restaurant; vegans need tacos, too; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Uber’s ridership is growing in southern Dallas; Donald Trump and his kids are heading back to Texas this week; meet a graffiti artist that’s painting walls, not building them; and more.

Gus Contreras / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: National Democrats will set up shop in Texas; TCU is canceling its homecoming parade; Big Tex has new duds; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Lewisville clarinetist doesn’t want to go corporate just to ease her debt; bust your gut with five Dallas food challenges; what questions do you have about the election?; and more.

 

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A local artist is using 1,000 pounds of butter for a cow sculpture commissioned by the State Fair; Dallas Police Chief David Brown makes a cameo in a Black Eyed Peas video; despite the economic boom, North Texans are burdened by debt; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas isn’t helping low-income households keep the lights on anymore; a single mother dressed up like a man to have doughnuts with her son; local arts and cultural groups rallied outside Dallas City Hall this weekend; and more.

U.S. Census Bureau

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The number of minority-owned businesses in D-FW exceeds the national rate; a century ago, Bevo didn’t get any respect; did you hear the good news from Blue Bell?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The housing market in Texas seems healthy; how often do Texas police pull the trigger; cochlear implants have allowed a Plano girl to thrive in kindergarten; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Paralympians from the Dallas area will compete in Rio next week; Matthew McConaughey’s teaching at his alma mater this semester; Radiolab tells the story of a Texas woman who can’t prove her existence; and more.

Melanie Salazar / Twitter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Melanie Salazar, 18, and her grandfather are both students at Palo Alto College this semester; a Texas representative wants to ditch STAAR altogether; how to save big at the State Fair; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A new mural of Oak Cliff’s most infamous killer wasn’t meant to be offensive; There’s just over a month between you and award-winning fried Jell-O; Wylie’s the best small city for families; and more.

Shake Shack / Twitter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Shake Shack opens its first location in Dallas on Thursday; 31 percent of teachers in the state have a second job; the exodus of some health insurers has Texans worried; and more.

Shelby Knowles / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Months after Amber Briggle invited Ken Paxton for dinner to meet her transgender son, he accepted; volunteers with a San Antonio food truck are helping Louisiana flood victims; Swedes love some Texas barbecue; and more.

Samantha Gallagher / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: An elementary teacher is encouraging outdoor play and family time over homework this year; thousands of people will be carrying on UT’s campus today, but it won’t be guns; growing into your grito; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas would see more than 130 days of 95-degree temperatures by the end of the century if climate trends continue; members of Dallas’ first graffiti crew reflect on the times; Trump’s coming to Fort Worth and Austin today; and more.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rising construction costs bump the price of McKinney’s new stadium to nearly $70 million; educators and students will talk about race in the region this week; what police found during a bingo hall raid; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lathan Crump, 19, rode his horse, Hollywood, inside a Taco Bell in Commerce, Texas; of the 100 top paid public company CEOs in North Texas, one is female; Fort Worth's animal shelter adopted out 310 animals in one day; and more.

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