Seriously, why do people get so upset about what happens in Texas? Each state has their own government, their own rules, their own boards. So what if Texas takes evolution out of textbooks. That is what Texas has decided to do. The only people who have a right to be upset about it are Texans. It has zero effect on the rest of the country.
A publisher says they will only publish whatever Texas chooses. Fine, then another state simply chooses textbooks from another publisher. Who cares? If Texas decides to do this, it is only hurting / helping Texans.
A bit more on topic, I truthfully don't think either evolution or creationism needs to be taught - at least, not in the way they are being taught now. Like my issue with evolution is people who say "evolution happens, therefore everything has evolved from something else, there is no other explanaiton, and if you believe otherwise, you are an idiot". Instead, change it to "evolution happens, lets look at the way some animal species have adapted over the past few hundred years".
As far as Creationism, that gets even crazier. Are we young-earth believers, old-earth believers, day/age believers, progressive creationism believers, etc.
Truthfully, a public school shouldn't be teaching either. Any type of Creationism theory promotes religion, which is a violation of the seperation of church and state - but anything that speaks against religion is also a violation of seperation of church and state.
Evolution, big bang theory and all that in and of itself is not a bad thing, the issue is with how it is presented. Present evidence that it is a theory and let kids make up their own minds, rather than shove it down their throats that it is the only explanation for things. Shoot, that might lead to independant thinking that leads to someone actually coming up with a theory that makes even more sense, has harder facts, and would totally blow the entire world away.
All of that said, who cares. The blurb itself says that it is 6 board members out of 28 - that is not even a quarter of the members. This argument has been tossed around for years. With less than a quarter of the board members pushing this, I don't see it happening.