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Texas blog roundup for the week of December 16

The Texas Progressive Alliance calls on Congress to deal seriously with the plight of the long-term unemployed as it brings you this week’s roundup.


Off the Kuff previews the upcoming hearing on Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage with a bold prediction of how it will likely play out.

Horwitz at Texpatriate recaps the recent runoff election in the City of Houston.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is glad Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Pute are running to support public education. Too bad all of the republican candidates for Lieutenant Governor are running to teach the bible in place of science. Psst: The earth is not flat nor does the sun revolve around our planet.

The first in a series of profiles of the candidates appearing on the 2014 statewide Democratic ballot appears at Brains and Eggs.

Eye On Williamson has the the list of Democratic candidates that filed for 2014. They give us reason for hope in Williamson County in 2014, Williamson County races with Democrats on the ballot.

Neil at All People Have Value wrote that a picture of a Christmas wreath on a door is as good as the real thing. Friendly and flexible people know that it is the shadow that sells the substance. All People Have Value is part of NeilAquino.com.

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And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.

LawFlog asks if George P. Bush is padding his resume.

Rep. Mike Villarreal celebrates the increase in health insurance enrollments by Texans on the federal exchange.

Megan Randall documents her experience with Healthcare.Gov, which got her a better policy than what she previously had at a lower price.

Grits for Breakfast argues State Fire Marshall Chris Conneally should be named Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.

Offcite explores the Houston townhouse as “a formal expression of laws that make no explicit claims to form”.

Progress Texas crowns the Ten Worst Texans of 2013, though how they narrowed it down to ten remains a mystery.

Paul Kennedy looks at how corporations take money from taxpayers to pay executives a king’s ransom.

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