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Leading Off (12/8/23)

A light cold front is on the way.

Judge Allows Dallas Woman To Have Abortion. Travis County District Judge Maya Guerra granted a temporary restraining order that allows Kate Cox, 31, to terminate her pregnancy because her fetus has an abnormality that is almost always fatal after birth. Cox and her husband wished to have the child, but the judge agreed that “the nonviable pregnancy posed a risk to her health and future fertility.” Texas’ abortion laws, which went into place after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, do not allow abortion except when the patient’s life is in imminent danger. The state argued that Cox “does not meet all of the elements” to quality for the procedure under the state law, but the judge disagreed.

Dallas Home Prices Increased 175 Percent in Last Decade. Researchers using Zillow listings found that Dallas was third in the country for home price gains over the last decade, trailing only Detroit and Tampa. The national average home price increased by almost double over that same period. The median home price here is now $306,877, up from $111,598 in 2013.

Former Sheriff Lupe Valdez to Run Again for Her Old Seat. Valdez, who endorsed her successor Marian Brown after resigning to run for governor in 2018, wants her old job back. She’s running on a platform of improving staff morale and fixing the jail’s capacity issues. Brown was the first Black woman to hold the seat, and Valdez was the first Latina.

Cold Front Coming. Today’s high is 77, but that drops to 61 on Saturday and 55 on Sunday. Next week, expect more of the same. The normal high is 59, and the record high is 80.


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