I'm glad to report that I am a member of this fine group.
TPA citizen-bloggers are everyday folks who realize that the work of freedom is up to each of us.
There is nothing inconsistent with seeing that everything is connected, while at the same time understanding that you will have to do it yourself.
(Picture is of a Mockingbird. The Mockingbird is the State bird of Texas.)
And there is nothing inconsistent with seeing that you will have to do it yourself, while also having the hopeful understanding that connection & working with others can easily be part of doing it yourself.
Here is the roundup--
Off the Kuff sets a standard for success for Democrats in the fall elections.
Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos is not in the least bit surprised to learn Texas Republican politicians are playing red meat politics with the Texas/Mexico border crisis. The Texas GOP: Now it's IMMIGEDDON.
WCNews at Eye on Williamson on the Texas corporate toll road headed for a state bailout: I Hate To Say I Told You So...But.
Bay Area Houston has a picture of the face of the Texas Tea Party.
PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has a roundup of news from the Rio Grande "boarder".
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme knows that the Texas Republicans are anti-immigrant and anti-Hispanic. And they lie about it.
Neil at All People Have Value speculated about the meaning of a Texas license plate he saw with both the Don't Tread On Me Flag & the word "Glock" on the plate. All People Have Value is part ofNeilAquino.com.
It's a scenario that is almost unimaginable as a parent. The joyous day comes when your twin babies are born, and after welcoming them into the world, and caring for the young ones every minute, a court invalidates your biological rights to your precious kids. It may sound like a nightmare scenario, but Texas Leftist has discovered one Fort Worth gay couple that is enduring that pain right now.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
The Texas Election Law Blog criticizes a state law that allows for elections featuring unopposed candidates to be cancelled.
Offcite declares that now is the time to save the ecosystems ringing Houston.
TransGriot reviews the next steps in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance fight.
Denise Romano documents the cost of lies about the Affordable Care Act.
Lone Star Q examines a bizarre pro-diversity campaign by the Metroplex Republicans that nobody else seems to know anything about.
Socratic Gadfly reports on the Texas drought and how it's affecting the Brazos river.
The Inanity of Sanity notes the anniversary of Wendy Davis' filibuster for women's reproductive freedom, and TFN Insider has the overview of Fight Back Texas, the site that collected the oral histories of the participants.
State Impact Texas has the news that a federal judge has approved the landmark $3 million judgment against a fracking company, by a family made ill from the process.