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(Photo is of a Pecan Tree. This is the state tree of Texas. Photo by Bruce Marlin.)
Off the Kuff takes a closer look at the competitive legislative races on the ballot this fall.
Horwitz at Texpatriate notes that, while there may be a Democrat now on the Court of Criminal Appeals, he is not doing anything of use to stop cruel and unusual punishment.
Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos found Greg Abbott hiding from Wendy Davis again. Perhaps it is because she and Texas cancer survivors have a bone to pick with him: Wendy Davis Links Greg Abbott to Cancer Institute Scandal.
WCNews at Eye on Williamson on the troubles of establishment Texas Republicans in the GOP primary runoff election: Thoughts on the GOP runoffs for Lt. Gov and AG.
Polls show that even with 8 million Americans signed up, people still don't like "Obamacare", even though they support most provisions of the law. Texas Leftist wonders if this is simply an issue of nomenclature. Perhaps it's time for Democrats to drop the name entirely when discussing the ACA.
Antonin Scalia and Kesha Rogers have more than the usual something in common, observes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
Bay Area Houston has a series titled "What idiot would....." starring Greg Abbott. Today's post is "What idiot would steal from cancer research fund?"
Neil at All People Have Value says Wendy Davis needs to take up the real issues to get more folks to vote in the upcoming November election.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Socratic Gadfly wonders if Denton could actually ban fracking.
jobsanger posits that the root of morality is not in religion.
The Citizens Transportation Coalition reports on a presentation by Texas Central Railway about their proposed high speed rail connection between Houston and Dallas.
The Makeshift Academic explains the impact that senior status federal judges can have.
Texas Clean Air Matters summarizes the state of air quality in Texas.
The Feminist Justice League announces the North Texas Abortion Support Network.
Unfair Park reminds us that climate change denialism is alive and well in Texas.
At the Rivard Report, UIW student body president Jonathan Guajardo presents his recommendations for the reformation of campus police policies that led to the shooting death of a fellow student.
Juanita Jean notes the love Tom DeLay has for Cliven Bundy.
The Lunch Tray isn't all that optimistic about the war on obesity.