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Paul J. Weber
Groups sue Texas over new ban on abortion procedure

Groups sue Texas over new ban on abortion procedure

AUSTIN -- Planned Parenthood and other groups sued Texas on Thursday over a new ban on a second-trimester abortion procedure, the state's first major anti-abortion measure since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that had prompted more than half of its abortion clinics to close.

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Gromer Jeffers Jr.
Fallon may run against Estes

Fallon may run against Estes

AUSTIN -- In what could be an expensive and brutal campaign, Frisco lawmaker Pat Fallon is poised to challenge longtime incumbent Craig Estes in next year's Republican primary for the Texas Senate.

Texas Senate advances bills keeping agencies operating

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The Associated Press

AUSTIN -- The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and four other state agencies whose operations were jeopardized by similar measures stalling in May.

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New rules in Frisco push for more open space

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Valerie Wigglesworth

City leaders are raising the bar for commercial developers looking to build here. All new projects submitted to the city must now dedicate at least 10 percent of acreage to open space. And not just any open space. The city wants to create meaningful and usable spaces where people can hang out. The city's revised ordinance spells out what amenities are required and how much.

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Man sentenced for theft of government property

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Staff report

Jason Allen Autrey of Maud pleaded guilty to theft of government property and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for stealing government property and reselling it to a scrap metal dealer.