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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up With Medina River Picture

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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.

The round-up

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”.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that Republican ambition is messing with Perry, Hutchison and Cornyn. Who cares about Hispanic or female voters?

DosCentavos is no longer a Blogspot blog but now at DosCentavos.net, exclusively!

WCNews at Eye On Williamson points out the important issues that are being neglected as the 81st Legislative Session winds down: Lack of leadership in Texas is painfully obvious.

Teddy at Left of College Station writes about the sexist and racist attacks by the usual conservative voices on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and on Liberty University’s decision to no longer recognize the College Democrats as an official student organization because of their endorsement of pro-choice and pro-gay rights candidates.

McBlogger takes another look at the dump near Andrews after he finds out it’ll be taking not just radioactive waste, but PCB saturated dirt from the Hudson Valley. In New York.

Off the Kuff takes a look at a wrench in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary named Leo Berman.

At Texas Kaos, Lightseeker asks the question: What do the powerful do when reform is eminent? (Hint, there’s a lotta money to be made in fake reforms …)

Neil at Texas Liberal says that President Obama’s political coalition leaves out the far-right and and the most poor. Neil also reports that he will be master of ceremonies at a huge punk rock blast in Cincinnati this coming August 15.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is appalled at the short-sighted vision of of Texas politicians. If you donate to their campaign, you are free to destroy the land, air and water of a great state. You can have the blessings of all the state and federal agencies you need to pull off a hazardous trick. It’s all posted in Rick Perry and Friends Welcome Toxic Burritos.

June 6, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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