TEXAS BLOG NOTES is a storage place for the e-book "Texas Historical and Literary Blogs - 2008," and a place for further notes or discussion of blogs of meaningful contribution to quality life, understanding, and literature of Texas. The original list was posted during August 2008, so go to that date for the list.
ALERT!! David Werst has escaped into light supervision status with his retirement from the Texas journalism business. But in order to give cover of the nature of his diurnal and noctural proclivities, he's been given possession of a computer. And we're all the better for it. His Real Texas Blog is a humane exploration of his werst werld. Actually, I believe his best production is his several minute introduction to his Chicken House Plan by video (he's got an associated Youtube account). And there's the brisket, stuffed jalapeno, and tamle lessons. The capper is the Somali cruise option, offering, yes, second amendment accoutrements. But David mainly plumbs the deeper, poignant, social side in Real Texas - even drilling for water and a funeral.
For a little reality, pleasanties, and an occasional slap of the leg, read David Werst.