Roundin’ Up The TPA

The Texas Progressive Alliance is sitting in the shade with a cool drink as it brings you this week’s blog roundup.
It’s been a busy week in the Barnett Shale. TXsharon has the TCEQ Timeline of Deception posted which makes it more difficult for that agency to say, “Oops!” Just in time for summer droughts we find that hydraulic fracturing seems to be contaminating Barnett Shale water.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants to know why the Texas Medical Board takes a year to suspend a doctor caught jerking off repeatedly in front of his office staff? Just suspension?
Lightseeker over at TexasKaos comments on Rick Perry’s management of the Texas state bureaucracy. In short, it is a study in incompetence. Or as I have said elsewhere, if you hate government then no one should be surprised when you can’t govern. Check it out….An Open Letter to Rick Perry: TCEQ screws up, lies about it – Gov.Perry has full confidence in them .
WhosPlayin is doing a server move this weekend and may not be back up by Monday, but wanted to spread the word about plans by Williams Co. to put a centralized gas production wastewater collection facility in Lewisville..
Off the Kuff looks behind the numbers of the recent UT/Trib poll on the ACA and the public schools.
McBlogger has never been a fan of self-aggrandizing politicians which may explain his intense dislike of Todd Staples.
A federal judge in Houston wants all the lawsuits that will be filed against BP for damages associated with the Gulf oil disaster. Oh, and BP wants him to hear the cases as well. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs gathers some links on Judge Lynn Hughes.
Neil at Texas Liberal wondered how Houston Mayor Annise Parker, a Democrat, could cite an article calling Houston a successful model of urbanism for the nation when 47% of Houston kids live at or below the poverty level? It is time for liberals, progressives and Democrats to ask more of Mayor Parker.

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