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Here is the round-up--
Off the Kuff believes that changing the culture is necessary to change the Legislature.
Texpatriate went undercover in Montgomery, TX to attend Brandon Creighton's big announcement for ag commish ... and lived to tell the tale.
Wendy Davis gave a speech at the National Press Club this week, and the major theme was "giving voice to the voiceless". WCNews at Eye on Williamson calls it a must-see video.
Though we just passed the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision, Texas Leftist can't help but have some "pseudo deja vu" from copious hours in history class. It turns out that once upon a time, there was a significant pro-choice contingency in the Republican Party. Though it's a struggle, a few are trying to push the party back towards sanity, and cease the *latest* war on women.
There's going to be at least one debate in the Houston mayoral race, because PDiddie at Brains and Eggs got all the inside dope on it.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants everyone to know the latest dirty deal Rick Perry gave the children in our state.
Neil Aquino, formerly of Texas Liberal, made his first post at his new blog All People Have Value. This blog is at Neil's new website called NeilAquino.com. Neil is open to all comments and input from folks as he debuts his new blog and website.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Too Twisted For Color TV detailed all of the things that she and other people with disabilities have to go through to enter the Capitol. These obstacles were even more daunting during the second special session.
Jason Stanford wants Dan Patrick to keep his word and debate Thomas Ratliff about CSCOPE.
Concerned Citizens calls on San Antonio to finish the job on equality.
Educate For Texas informs us that the state of Texas hasn't updated its cost of education Index since 1991.
Beyond Bones castigates the Discovery Channel for its fake "documentary" on Megalodon.
Better Texas calls the sales tax holiday "well-intentioned but misguided".
Patrick Michels at the Texas Observer crunches the numbers and concludes we are still spending less per student today in Texas than we were a few years ago, and barely more than we were a decade ago.
The Texas Green Report documents the effect of coal pollution on people's health.