Sunday Cafecito: TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day as it brings you this holiday week roundup.

Off the Kuff laments the continued dumbing down of the Texas Senate.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos is not in the least bit surprised to learn Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Joe Barton and other Texas GOP routinely read statements and recite agendas that are handed to them by the Koch Inc. Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Joe Barton, other GOP Serve as Shills for the Koch Brothers.

Greg Abbott broke lots of bad news about himself last week, but as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs ruefully noted, none of it really seems to matter. The attorney general will just hide from the media for a few days until the dark clouds blow over, while the TXGOP will blame the “librul media”.

CoudBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know that Texas Republicans treat seniors like used tissue paper.

Horwitz at Texpatriate recaps his experience with the early voting process.

Neil at All People Have Value put in another solid week of quality blogging about a variety of topics both political and otherwise. All People Have Value is part of


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

The Lunch Tray provides a few simple steps to help #SaveSchoolLunch.

Texas Watch calls on the Legislature to adopt some basic rules to help prevent another disaster like the one in West.

OffCite explores the politics of place names in one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods.

SciGuy wonders what will happen if the US loses access to the International Space Station.

Newsdesk analyzes the debate about debates.

Very Very Urban deconstructs the Republican attempt to direct food aid only to rural children.

TransGriot clears up some confusion about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.

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