The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes Tom "Smitty" Smith a happy and healthy retirement as it brings you this week's roundup and gets its popcorn for the first presidential debate.
Heat Street has a betting guide to the fun, Moms Rising offers debate bingo, and there's even a presidential debate drinking game.
Socratic Gadfly "invites" members of Anonymous to hack the TV feed of the presidential debate on Monday.
Off the Kuff marvels at the latest order from Judge Nelva Ramos in the voter ID lawsuit.
A discomfiting conclusion about Ted Cruz folding to Dan Patrick and endorsing Trump was drawn by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
Libby Shaw at Daily Kos is thrilled by the poll that shows Hillary Clinton 10 points ahead of Donald Trump in Harris Co. That said Libby knows a Clinton win in Harris Co. will be a relentless and tough fight. Hot Damn Houston! We can do this. Clinton leads Trump in Harris Co.
As the Republican Congress fiddles, the Zika virus marches on Texas. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is continually appalled at the Republican war on health care and the well being of citizens.
Neil at All People Have Value pointed out that Ann Harris Bennett would be a far better Harris County Tax Assessor-Voter Registrar than failed incumbent Mike Sullivan. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Lone Star Ma focuses on the twelfth of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Colleen Aune (a former member of the Rice MOB) and Dan Solomon have their say on the MOB's controversial halftime show during the Rice-Baylor game.
Raised On The Rail provides a handy map of Houston restaurants near light rail stops.
The Lunch Tray alerts us to a disturbing report about teens and hunger.
The Austin Chronicle reminds us that SBOE member David Bradley is a huge jerk.