It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance’s weekly blog round-up. This week’s round-up is compiled by Vince from Capitol Annex.
Also, as a special note, the Texas Progressive Alliance would like to announce that the time has come to announce its 2007 Texan of the Year. This year’s Texan of the Year process will be a little different than in years past. We’ve got a full slate of Texas Silver Stars (our Honorable Mentions), and four runner-ups (Texas Gold Stars) and, of course, a Texan of the Year. We’ll start by announcing the Texas Silver Stars on Friday, December 7. Then, each day from December 10 through December 13 we’ll announce a Gold Star, followed by our Texan of the Year on Friday, December 14. So be sure to check your favorite TPA blog starting this coming Friday to see who our picks are for our Texan of the Year!
What happens when it rains and containers holding lethal chemicals overflow into creek beds? See How Are Injection Well and Gas Coupling Inspections Alike? for another example of RRC negligence that puts Texans at risk. Brought to you by TXsharon at Bluedaze.
The Texas GOP is gearing up a sophisticated voter suppression effort for the 2008 elections. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs forwards the Lone Star Project’s comprehensive report.
Lightseeker at Texas Kaos looks at the mess Texas Education Agency has become with TEA: We must remain neutral on junk science theory. This should be enough to make parents either vote or move to get their kids out of the Texas school systems.
You may have heard the right-wing echo chamber saying that the surge is working in Iraq, or that things are going better now. Texas Toad at North Texas Liberal gives us the real deal in “Some Perspective on the Surge.”
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that federal rules allow ferry
security guards to sleep on the job. Republicans say they care about security, but prove they don’t.
Eye On Williamson takes a look at the retirement of Rep. Mike Krusee in Why We Won’t Have Mike Krusee To Kick Around Anymore.