Of interest to lawyers in Texas, the Brownsville Herald reports that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality now publishes public and legal notices directly on its Web site, where they are also fully searchable.

The Herald also reports on what it says is the first Texas lawmaker to have a blog. State Rep. Aaron Peña, D-Edinburg, started a blog Jan. 1 as a means of keeping his constituents updated on his actions and thoughts while working at the state Capitol.