Each week the Texas Progressive Alliance compiles the weekly Texas Blog Round Up, modeled after the 50-State Blog Round Up. It's published on member blogs every Monday. Here's this week's installment, brought to you by Vince from Capitol Annex.
John C. at Bay Area Houston Blog looks at the Houston City Council's Own Chickenhawk and explains how he was once again punk'd on his own radio show.
Muse at Musings brings us some photos from State Rep. Rick Noriega's announcement that he'll form an exploratory committee to run against U.S. Senator John Cornyn in 2008.
TxSharon At BlueDaze reveals that the government paid $400,000 for a new marketing plan that will eventually convince us that Endless War in Iraq is a good thing.
WCNew at Eye On Williamson tells about the Texas Department of Transportation's efforts to continue justifying its existence in TxDOT's Sunset Review Kick-Off Party & Media Blitz.
Texas Toad at North Texas Liberal says that the U.S. Senate Majority Leader has finally decided to call out the GOP in Senator Reid's Jujitsu On Iraq.
Hal at Half Empty explores Rick Perry's choice of Don McLeroy to head the State Board of Education in Governor Perry Names 'Academically Unacceptable' To Head Texas School Board.
Gary at Easter Lemming Liberal News reminds everyone to see Michael Moore's SiCKO and to call senators and congressmen about the health care crisis, while telling us why he won't be bothering to call John Cornyn.
McBlogger at McBlogger wants to know why Stonewall Democrats' President Shannon Bailey hasn't resigned yet.
Krazypuppy at Texas Kaos is celebrating his own recovery from minor surgery this week by commiserating in his own inimitable way with the President's latest colorectal adventure.
What is the Texas GOP doing to get ready for 2008? Charles Kuffner at Off the Kuff takes a look.
Do you want a red border fence or a green one? Will it make Texas look fat? CouldBeTrue at South Texas Chisme blogs about how the Republicans are all about PR and imagery. Chertoff opened his mouth and proved it once again.
MexicoBob at Who's Playin'? takes a look at some issues related to some outdated marijuana references in the City of Lewisville's smoking ordinance in Texas Town To Allow Public Smoking Of Weed.
PMBryant at B and B explores journalists downplaying the effects of gender bias during an article on women and their career choice.
And finally, my post quoting Dave McNeely's column regarding the potential 18th Texan to serve in the US Senate.