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Earth, Texas & Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

Here is the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

With the round-up this week is a picture from Earth, Texas. Earth is in Lamb County, Texas which is West Texas.

Here are some facts about Earth from the handbook of Texas Online.

From these facts—

“Earth, on U.S. Highway 70 and Farm Road 1055 in northwestern Lamb County, was established in 1924 by William E. Halsell, who also founded Amherst. Originally Halsell called the place Fairlawn or Fairleen, but it was renamed Earth, supposedly for a sandstorm blowing when storekeeper and first postmaster C. H. Reeves had to come up with a name acceptable to postal authorities in Washington. Another story is that Reeves described the storm in a letter to Washington and received the reply: “The earth seems to move in your country. You will call the post office Earth.” Still another story is that Halsell was impressed with the region’s fertile soil and wanted the name Good Earth, which the post office shortened.”

Here are number of good photos of Earth. it seems the town has seen more prosperous days. Though I would like to visit and look around in the off-chance that life someday takes me to Lamb County.

There are many places in Texas I would like see. But the state is so big that you can’t really get to these places.

Here is the round-up—

The Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project is A BIG BUNCH OF MEANIES according to a major industry publication. OGAP is so mean for “setting up shop in Texas” and requiring that industry Drill-Right Texas. And, TXsharon is really, really mean on her blog Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.

Off the Kuff had a discussion of the city of Houston’s term limits, which are currently under review.

In a first for WhosPlayin, a local school board trustee is compelled to admit he lied about his criminal record before the “liberal blogger” can write about it, based on act of investigating it. Continue reading

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