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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: Gov. Abbott says campus carry could have deterred the Ohio State attacker; the City of Dallas has five finalists for city manager; how to volunteer during the holidays; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Trump’s voter fraud claim has Texas ties; the state reported its first locally transmitted Zika case; kolaches are taking off across the U.S.; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Longhorns fired and replaced Charlie Strong; the San Antonio Four were exonerated; the Texas Law Hawk released a new Christmas ad; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Astronauts are celebrating Turkey Day in space; there are dedicated stores in D-FW for ugly Christmas sweaters; an Argyle woman trained her horses to eat Thanksgiving at the table; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is facing a threat of bankruptcy: Rick Perry met with Donald Trump; UT’s Charlie Strong hopes to stay with the Longhorns; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Protests broke out after the unveiling of an African-American memorial at the Capitol Saturday; Uber wants to return to Austin; a Plano painter’s insatiable curiosity led him to a bright future; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Austin and Dallas are looking for a new police chief and city manager at the same time; “Mexican American Heritage” isn’t the first inaccurate textbook written for Texas classrooms; tonight's State of the Arts will trace Fort Worth’s musical history; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Wrestlemania 32 generated $17.4 million for the D-FW area; the State Board of Education will vote Friday on a whether to reject “Mexican-American Heritage” textbook; Willie Nelson’s playing the Granada — twice; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Mesquite woman thought she lost her dog forever, until he was found in Las Vegas; another Legislative session, another round of bills on marijuana; Sid Miller fired the person who published that obscene tweet about Hillary Clinton; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Here are the quirkier bills filed among hundreds ahead of the 2017 Legislative session; Alamo officials have banned events inside the mission church; people camped out overnight in Allen for cookies; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Anti-Trump action in Dallas continues with sixth straight day of protests planned; Mark Cuban reinstated two journalists’ Mavericks media credentials after revoking them; Houston’s homeless believe they were pushed out recently in time for the Super Bowl; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas has to prove it spent HUD funds wisely on affordable housing projects; Wendy Davis still sees a possibility of Texas going blue; ArtCon takes over The Cedars Saturday; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: These eight Texans could be a part of Trump’s Washington; Dallas banned smoking in public parks; Go behind the lens of a longtime Dallas filmmaker; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The first of more than 150 bikers involved in the Waco shootout receives a trial date; Mark Cuban banned ESPN journalists from covering the Mavericks; It’s Election Day; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Almost 100,000 more voters turned out early in Dallas County this election than in 2012; local artists are helping asylum seekers tell their stories; the Dallas Zoo won a prestigious award for gorilla protection; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: It’s the last day to vote early in Texas; Dallas author Ben Fountain gets a film adaptation for “Billy Lynn”; the Texas Book Festival is taking over the Capitol; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Arkansas thinks it can claim queso; Adele goes incognito in Dallas; a Trump sign lined with razor blades was found outside a Collin County polling place; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The founder of Schlitterbahn has died; Texans are wary of people coming into the state, poll shows; a Dallas County election judge was fired for racist comments; and more.

 

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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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