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New in TribTalk: Tillman on Eminent Domain; Harris on Art and Oil

One of the many pipeline markers sprinkled across David Holland's family farm near Beaumont, Texas. Holland is involved in major litigation involving common carrier status against Denbury Resources, which built a pipeline across his land.
One of the many pipeline markers sprinkled across David Holland's family farm near Beaumont, Texas. Holland is involved in major litigation involving common carrier status against Denbury Resources, which built a pipeline across his land.

Calvin Tillman, the former mayor of DISH, writes that it's time for real eminent domain reform in Texas, and Houston artist J.J. Harris explains how the oil and gas industry is helping the city's arts scene thrive

The Brief: Latest Abortion Trial Draws to a Close

A hallway at the Whole Woman's Health clinic in Austin. The clinic, one of 22 remaining abortion providers in the state, does not currently meet requirements that will take effect on Sept. 1.
A hallway at the Whole Woman's Health clinic in Austin. The clinic, one of 22 remaining abortion providers in the state, does not currently meet requirements that will take effect on Sept. 1.

As the first phase of the latest legal fight over Texas' new abortion regulations comes to a close, the fate of one of the law's key provisions hangs in the balance. 

New in TribTalk: Hagstrom Miller and Pojman on Abortion

A hallway at the Whole Woman's Health clinic in Austin. The clinic, one of 22 remaining abortion providers in the state, does not currently meet requirements that will take effect on Sept. 1.
A hallway at the Whole Woman's Health clinic in Austin. The clinic, one of 22 remaining abortion providers in the state, does not currently meet requirements that will take effect on Sept. 1.

As the federal trial on a provision of Texas' new abortion regulations enters its final day, Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Woman's Health and Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life make their case for how the court should rule.

New in TribTalk: Milliron on Education Innovations

The Humanities Library at The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas in Austin, is open to anyone for research, provide they have a valid ID.
The Humanities Library at The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas in Austin, is open to anyone for research, provide they have a valid ID.

Too many students today think innovations in higher education, like online courses, are meant to make learning easy, writes Mark David Milliron of Civitas Learning. And Julia Spann of SafePlace explains how UT-Austin got it right on sexual assault.