It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for the pre-Thanksgiving edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance’s Weekly Blog Round-Up. This week’s round-up is compiled by Vince from Capitol Annex.
The Texas Cloverleaf examines the ongoing feud between TxDOT and NTTA — this time the funding for the Hwy 161 project Dallas County may face its wrath. To toll or not to toll? That is TxDOT’s question.
Hal at Half Empty wants to ask John Cornyn just one question: “When are you going to stop flip flopping on a border wall?”
XicanoPwr reports on the noose found hanging from a scaffolding on separate occasions over at the Exxon Mobil facility in Baytown, TX.
NYTexan at Bluebloggin discovers that some things will just never go away. Tom DeLay Will Launch Activist Group. Two stellar citizens, Tom DeLay and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell have teamed up to promote the Coalition for a Conservative Majority (CCM).
Kay Granger pretends to care about the environment by sponsoring an Energy Expo but TXsharon at Bluedaze points to her ZERO score on environmentally friendly votes and begs to differ.
Harris County election officials adjusted the vote at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, after Tuesday’s final election results had been released to the media. The Democratic Party’s observer, a long-time voting rights activist, was stunned to watch it happen. What does this mean for the integrity of electronic voting in all of Texas? PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has questions without answers.
John Coby at Bay Area Houston reminds us that Texas is #1 in sucking with tuition for Texas University up by 63% since deregulation in 2003. The high cost of college tuition deregulation. Tuition increases again.
CouldBeTrue at South Texas Chisme complains that Texas keeps money meant for hospitals in ‘state funds’. You can hear the Republicans yammering for another tax cut.
Muse wonders why Tom DeLay can’t seem to stay away from Fort Bend County when he is supposed to be a Virginia resident. His new Coalition for a Conservative Majority kicks off there and has Ken Blackwell as its chair. Yeah, that Ken Blackwell. SOS in Ohio during the 2004 elections.
Vince at Capitol Annex explores Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s “surge” in the polls and in online contributions and wonders why his Republican supporters haven’t bothered to examine his terrible record on behalf of the middle class in Texas.
Texas Toad of North Texas Liberal explains why the Chicken Pickens of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth owes Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., a sum of $1 million.