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The best of our best content from June 8-12, 2015.

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In a blow to the state's abortion providers, federal appeals judges on Tuesday upheld a state law requiring nearly all Texas facilities that perform the procedure to meet hospital-like standards.

That legislative session Gov. Greg Abbott sought to devote to ethics? Texas ethics regulators are far from impressed.

A photo finish is expected Saturday in the San Antonio mayoral runoff, which features interim Mayor Ivy Taylor and former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte vying for the city's top job.

Tucked in the $209 billion budget lawmakers passed last month is a budget rider allocating $500,000 for a nonprofit to publish the Texas Almanac, a reference guide that had gotten by for over a century as a for-profit publication.

The University of Texas at Austin is reviewing several allegations of cheating or academic noncompliance by former basketball players during the tenure of former men's coach Rick Barnes, school officials confirmed Wednesday.

An Austin church has offered sanctuary to an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant who said returning to her homeland means violence, abuse or even death. As a lesbian, Sulma Franco said she is fighting for herself and others at risk because of their sexual orientation.

A Texas case accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court could decide just who a "person" is when voting rights are concerned. The phrase in question is a famous one: "One person, one vote."

More than three weeks after Waco police arrested 177 bikers following a deadly shootout, none have been charged in the killings, nearly half remain in jail and legal experts — including some former prosecutors — wonder what McLennan County is doing.

U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Dallas Republican, has amassed enough political capital to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and he's using it to try to kill the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the latest Tea Party punching bag.

This week on The Ticket, we asked Republican voters in Iowa and South Carolina what they want to hear when they come to a stump speech. And we interviewed Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight.com on how early polling affects who makes the GOP debates.

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