Texas Blog Round Up (December 10, 2007)

Posted in Commentary, Around The State at 11:45 pm by dembones

It’s Monday, and that means it is time once again for the Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Round-Up. This week’s round-up was compiled by Vince from Capitol Annex.

It appears that TX. Sen. Craig Estes is considering recommending an investigation into the egregious negligence and malpractice of the Texas Railroad Commission. However, as TXsharon at Bluedaze reminds us: It’s no time to rest! Keep the pressure on with your letters, emails, faxes and calls.

Now that Williamson County’s secret complaint has been dismissed, the Texas Fair Defense Project’s class-action lawsuit on behalf of indigent defendants is now back on track. Eye on Williamson’s wcnews provides an update on the slowly progressing case in The Upside-Down World of Williamson County.

The Associated Republicans of Texas met, ate, belched and applauded the most recent venom spewed from the mouth of Karl Rove at an appearance in Austin last week. Grab your can of disinfectant and click over to Brains and Eggs, where PDiddie has the (pooper) scoop.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme enjoyed this headline: ‘Where was Hutchison, Valley veterans ask’. Why aren’t all US veterans asking where all ’support the troop’ Republicans have been?

John Coby at Bay Area Houston has his take on a Christmas poem T’was the Night Before Impeachment. T’was the night before impeachment it was cold, wet, and rainy Not a creature was testifying, not even Dick Cheney. Impeachment resolutions were hung in the House for appearing Waiting for Conyers and Waxman, and a long awaited hearing.

BossKitty at Bluebloggin is frustrated with Congress dropping the Hate Crime Bill H.R. 1585 Hate Crime Bill Married To Iraqi War Funding - No Joke

Vince at Capitol Annex takes a look at the lies and errors in Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s amucis brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in groundbreaking Voter ID case.

The Texas Cloverleaf calls out TxDOT for delaying DFW area construction projects even after receiving $3.197 billion from NTTA.

The Sunset Commission is taking a hard look at TXDOT and McBlogger thinks it’s about time. Feel to send in your
href=”http://www.mcblogger.com/archives/2007/12/sunset_asking_f.html”>suggestions on how to fix the ailing agency.

One week into Filing Season, Off the Kuff reviews the filings he’s waiting for.

The Texas Education Agency made national news after the forced resignation of Chris Comer, its science curriculum director, in the ever-swirling “intelligent design” controversy, reports North Texas Liberal’s Texas Toad.

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