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  • Federal judge strikes down key part of restrictive Texas abortion law

    A federal judge late Friday struck down two provisions of a Texas law that has already forced the closure of half the state’s abortion clinics, granting at least a temporary reprieve to nearly a dozen more facilities that would have otherwise gone out of business Monday.
  • Texas judge overturns state's school finance system

    AUSTIN, Texas A state judge overturned Texas' school finance system for the second time in 18 months on Thursday, ruling that the Legislature's funding boost last year failed to fix a system that is unfair and inadequate for the state's 5 million public...

    SpaceX picks South Texas site for commercial launch facility

    SpaceX has chosen a South Texas site to build its planned commercial rocket launch facility, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's office said Monday. Texas is offering $2.3 million in incentives to SpaceX from the Enterprise fund, the governor's office said. The...

    Texas abortion limits law upheld by appeals court

    Texas abortion limits law upheld by appeals court
    A new Texas law that’s been cited in the closures of more than a dozen abortion clinics in the state does not violate the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The U.S. 5th ¬†Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision overturns...

    Robert Strauss dies at 95; former Democratic Party chairman

    Robert S. Strauss, a one-time chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Washington insider who combined earthy Texas charm with raw political power, died Wednesday. He was 95. A spokesman for Strauss' Washington law firm, Akin Gump Strauss...