By Ed Sterling Texas Press Assoc. 

AUSTIN — U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Aug. 29 struck down two provisions in House Bill 2, legislation passed by the Texas Legislature in the second special session of 2013, amending the state Health and Safety Code to restrict access to abortion services.

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By J.T. Murphy.

It has always been believed that the most dangerous enemy is the one with nothing to lose. The typical phrase has been fighting like a cornered cat. With no escape, the cornered cat had to fight or die. Today, we find the most dangerous enemy is the one who does not mind dying. In fact, it appears some look forward to dying. We have seen more and more Muslim extremists who are willing to die.

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By Ed Sterling.

AUSTIN — When the Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 13, 2015, lawmakers will have the job of revising the state’s school finance system, again. This task was made necessary on Aug. 28, when state District Judge John Dietz ruled the current finance system violates these four state constitutional standards: the state property tax prohibition and the education clause requirements of adequacy, suitability, and financial efficiency.

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