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The best of our best content from Nov. 18-22, 2013.

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Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to intervene in Texas’ ongoing abortion litigation, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are working to secure access to the procedure. 

The same conservative student group that held an affirmative action bake sale at the University of Texas at Austin this fall scheduled another controversial event — this time, a mock immigration sting. They got stung themselves.

Tarrant County is both the largest reliably Republican county in Texas and ground zero for Democrats’ efforts to turn the state blue. 

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of a Florida death row inmate — who claims he does not have the mental capacity to face execution — could provide more guidance to states like Texas.

A U.S. Census Bureau report released this month analyzes median home values over three-year periods. Use this interactive to explore the changes in Texas home values.

As the drought continues across Texas, more oil and gas companies are considering the long-term benefits of water recycling, and state officials are trying to make the transition easier.

Compared with many other immigrant populations in Texas, the Russian community is small, and the state’s size makes it difficult for Russian immigrants to keep close ties to their heritage. But the Russian immigrants are up to the challenge.

Among lesser-known primary challengers to front-running GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, former talk show host Lisa Fritsch has bragging rights, besting the others in a recent opinion poll and a Tea Party contest.

Shifting from a previous proposal, the State Board of Education voted Thursday to require algebra II only for students who pursue an honors plan or a diploma specializing in math and science.

Gov. Rick Perry is positioning himself for another national campaign — if the voters are willing — as more responsible than Ted Cruz and more conservative than Chris Christie.

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