Below is the latest Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The Texas Progressive Alliance is a confederation of liberal and progressive Texas bloggers. Each week these bloggers compile a round-up of the best posts of the week.
Above is a picture of the Medina River in Texas. Here is information about the Medina River from the Handbook of Texas Online.
From the Handbook—The Medina River rises in north and west prongs that originate in springs in the Edwards Plateau divide of northwest Bandera County and converge near Medina (at 29°48′ N, 99°15′ W). The river then flows southeast for 116 miles to its mouth, on the San Antonio River in south Bexar County (at 29°14′ N, 98°24′ W). The first European to see the river was Alonso De León,qv governor of Coahuila, who led his expedition across Texas in 1689 in pursuit of the French. De León noted in his diary that he named the stream for Pedro Medina, the early Spanish engineer whose navigation tables he was using in mapping his route through the wilderness with an astrolabe.
This week’s round-up was compiled by Teddy from Left of College Station.
John Coby at Bay Area Houston notes that Rick Perry signed a bill to stop electricity deregulation in East Texas while we poor saps continue to be screwed with high electricity rates.
On Bluedaze: Barnett Shale operators continued to endanger public health and safety by ignoring the peer-reviewed study that showed emission from drilling were more than all the cars and airports in the DFW area. Now the TCEQ data supports the findings. Smog-forming nitrogen oxides and volatile organic emissions for the entire 19-counties of the Barnett Shale area are approximately 200 tons per day.
Jesus Hussein Christ, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs agrees with John Cornyn.
Castle Hills Democrats proclaims that, in Denton County, “The Women Are Running Things Now”.