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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up W/Picture Of The Cast Of Dallas

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

With the round-up this week is a picture of the cast of the TV show Dallas.

That show was some real fine entertainment.

I’ve been in Texas for almost 12 years now, but I’m sorry to say I’ve never been to the Southfork Ranch.

You can take a tour of the Southfork Ranch in Plano, Texas. Here is part of what you can see and do if you visit Southfork —

“Re-live some of the memorable moments from “Dallas” in the “Dallas Legends” Exhibit. See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy’s wedding dress, video clips from the series, interviews with the stars, and other memorabilia that will make you feel right at home with the most infamous Texans of them all, the Ewings….As you depart the Mansion, feel free to stroll through the ranch grounds, and stop and visit “Lincoln’s and Longhorns,” displaying Jock Ewing’s original 1978 Lincoln Continental. Guests can shop here for “Dallas”-inspired men’s and ladies apparel, decor, and accessories.”

You can’t beat all that for culture. I’m going to have to visit Southfork some day.  Doing so would indeed make me a real Texan.

Here is the round-up—

Something bubbles up from the ground in Bartonville. Could this be why so many dogs nearby have cancer? Since drilling toxins were found in Barnett Shale residents’ blood and urine, maybe it’s time to test the animals too. TXsharon struggles to keep pace with the latest Barnett Shale news at Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.

The Texas Cloverleaf highlights the case of the Christmas goose in Flower Mound.

Off the Kuff writes about the pitch from the gambling industry.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders about the wisdom of building a silly, damaging border fence while allowing foreign companies to control our ports.

It was a wild week for the economy and, surprisingly, for economic history. McBlogger takes a look at one historical revisionist who likes misrepresentation almost as much as Ayn Rand. Then he goes on to explain just what Goldman Sachs did. Continue reading

April 25, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments