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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.

New in TribTalk: Fitzsimons on the Border

Hugh Fitzsimons surveys the old windmill that pumps at two gallons a minute to fill the pila that then feeds the water trough for his bison and wildlife at SHAPE Ranch in Carrizo Springs, TX, February, 21, 2013.
Hugh Fitzsimons surveys the old windmill that pumps at two gallons a minute to fill the pila that then feeds the water trough for his bison and wildlife at SHAPE Ranch in Carrizo Springs, TX, February, 21, 2013.

"The old adage that we fear what we don’t understand has never been more telling than in the current immigration debate," writes rancher and former Democratic agriculture commissioner candidate Hugh Fitzsimons.

New in TribTalk: Dragsbaek on the Border; Heflin on the Budget

Children and teens play in the courtyard of the facility they are currently being housed  in at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas on June 23rd, 2014. The facility is currently holding hundreds of minors who have crossed Texas-Mexico border unaccompanied.
Children and teens play in the courtyard of the facility they are currently being housed in at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas on June 23rd, 2014. The facility is currently holding hundreds of minors who have crossed Texas-Mexico border unaccompanied.

Anna C. Dragsbaek writes that Texans have nothing to fear from the migrant children crossing the border, and Talmadge Heflin lays out what a conservative budget for Texas will look like next year.

New in TribTalk: Krause on the Border Crisis

A detainee sleeps in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Brownsville, Texas. CPB provided media tours Tuesday of two locations in Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
A detainee sleeps in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Brownsville, Texas. CPB provided media tours Tuesday of two locations in Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.

After letting the crisis on the border fester for over a month, Washington is still barely doing anything to stem the tide of migrant children entering our country, forcing Texas to act on its own, writes state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth.