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Here is the round-up--
Off the Kuff encourages Sen. Leticia Van de Putte to join Davis on the Democratic ticket as the candidate for lieutenant governor in 2014.
Texpatriate interviews Annise Parker, the mayor of Houston.
Health insurance premiums may go up in Texas. Not because of Obamacare but because Rick Perry and the GOP didn't expand Medicaid. WCNews at Eye on Williamson shows that it's just More of the same from the Texas GOP.
Greg Abbott's appearances on Spanish language media so early in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign reveal he's taking nothing for granted, observes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme knows that Ted Cruz is just another batsh*t crazy Republican. No more. No less. Cruz doesn't care about anybody but himself. Certainly not other Latinos.
Neil at All People Have Value wrote about asking Houston Mayor Annise Parker if she would consider living wage legislation for Houston. All People Have Value is part of the websiteNeilAquino.com.
And here are some other posts of interest from Texas blogs.
Offcite continues its look at new school designs with a review of buildings from the 2007 bond referendum.
Jason Stanford marvels at Big John Cornyn's disappearing act, courtesy of his junior colleague.
Better Texas Blog starts the countdown to coverage with an overview of the health insurance exchange marketplace.
Concerned Citizens decries Bible-based bigotry.
Educate For Texas gives an inside look at the so-called "Texas Miracle" in education.
Lone Star Ma commemorates Women's Equality Day.
Texas Living Waters Project explains recent court decisions on groundwater law.
Egberto Willies had a video interview with an African American representative of the Tea Party at a Kingwood festival.
TXSharon at Bluedaze had the news that Josh Fox will be at free screenings of Gasland Part II in San Antonio, Dallas, and Fort Worth later this month.
Grits for Breakfast asks: If Texas justice reforms were so great, why does the state still have the nation's largest prison population?
jobsanger had the poll results that demonstrated an appalling lack of understanding on the part of Americans describing themselves as Democrats and Republicans, and their knowledge about who controls Congress.
And finally, The Texican says that Houston abides.