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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: Free meals for students during winter break; gas prices are down in time for holiday road trips; the best movies of 2017; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The most dangerous places to walk in D-FW; nearly 400,000 new Texans were added in the last year; the state’s favorite Christmas movie; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Mark Phariss is running for state senate; Dallas County has an interim sheriff; check out Cole Hamels’ mansion he donated; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas girl’s letter to Santa goes viral; Harvey pushes one man out of Port Arthur and into a new life; 12 days of unusual Christmas weather; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Woman wants to rid Fort Worth of red-light cameras; officials release map of the Dallas-to-Houston bullet train; check out these Crape Myrtle sculptures; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas police have new tool: shame; another Texas congressman retires after sexual misconduct; how to help local families this Christmas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ryland Ward’s family is asking for Christmas cards; Abbott launches investigation into sexual misconduct; robots and Shakespeare; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas officials respond to homelessness audit; more Texans could be uninsured; meet the Harvey evacuees making a new life in Dallas-Fort Worth; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The winners of the Dallas marathon; who’s filed for 2018; how net neutrality reversal could hurt small Texas businesses; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The most popular dog names in D-FW are Max and Bella; the son of a former Texas governor is running for Abbott’s seat; origins of “tumping”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Al Green’s impeachment vote failed; Melania got Whataburger; Texans apparently prefer Pez this time of year; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More people are pouring into D-FW; border crossings are at a 46-year low; meet Harvey evacuees making a new life in new cities; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Restoring water to Harvey-affected areas ; racist flyers were hung around SMU again; details about baby born from mother with uterus transplant; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bologna and the border; oil and gas activity is waking up “dead” earthquake fault lines; your new favorite Texas podcasts; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cite and release program begins in Dallas; Tillerson could be replaced; English is no longer the official language of Farmers Branch; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton smokers face new rules; thousands of American Airlines flights don’t have pilots; pour one out for “Christmas Cookies”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Project Veritas founder to speak at SMU about investigative journalism; how much Texas has received and spent on Harvey recovery; the fate of CHIP; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Wind power’s growing in Texas; Fort Worth is the latest Texas city grappling with pension woes; banned books in Texas prisons; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 41 reaches a milestone; Texas woman sends nearly deadly package to Obama and Abbott; it’s been one of the hottest Novembers on record; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Heavy traffic can be avoided this holiday; an update on the border patrol agent’s death; Texas used to do Thanksgiving twice; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Leon Bridges does a Thanksgiving duet with Elmo on “Sesame Street”; Trinity Trails could expand to over 200 miles; Texas used to celebrate Thanksgiving twice; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Abbott disappointed with Harvey relief figure; DMA curator resigns; when will D-FW see its first freeze?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cats and dogs in Dallas need homes; Cards Against Humanity says it bought a portion of border land to stop the wall; Christmas is saved; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The latest on the Dallas-Fort Worth rail project; Denton renames Robert E. Lee Elementary; Dallas City Manager reflects on his first nine months; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Why Dallas could land Amazon; sexual harassment is pervasive in the legislature; Dallas County assistant DA fired over an Uber rant; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 41 is accused of groping again; Jerry Jones’ is in hot water; Dallas considers parking meters to fight panhandling; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Special ed enrollment in Texas is up; there are new maps of Trump’s border wall; Wendy Davis’ filibuster is getting made into a movie; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: First Baptist to be torn down; voter turnout was unsurprisingly low; Bill Paxton tribute in Fort Worth; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Demonstrators to gather outside John Cornyn’s office; names of the Sutherland Springs victims released; a Dallas native’s coming back; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: November has been so hot; the Bushes didn’t vote for Trump; the latest on the church shooting; and more.

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