Category Archives: TPA Round-Up

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance bids “bon voyage” to the Ever Given as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff comments on the Senate’s omnibus voter suppression bill and the fight against it.

SocraticGadfly has takes on two Texas Democratic items. First, he looks at the latest Betomania lead balloon. Second, he looks at a 2018 election pal of Beto: Kendall Scudder, ConservaDem.

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

Dr. Peter Hotez frets about the growing global anti-science movement.

The Current introduces us to Kaitlin Teniente, the first female coach of a college E-sports team in Texas.

Grits for Breakfast concluded that Texas was able to greatly reduce the number of traffic stops conducted without any negative effect on crime.

G. Elliott Morris criticizes an analysis of the effects of Georgia’s voter suppression law.

Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker celebrates National Out To Win Day.

Los Blogs de Tejas: TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is the least fungible token ever as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff speculates about Sen. John Whitmire‘s political future.

SocraticGadfly talks about being real versus being “woke” on the scope of Biden’s stimulus bill and what’s permanent in it and what’s temporary.

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

R.G. Ratcliffe thinks Briscoe Cain may turn out to be the most effective weapon against passing voter suppression legislation.

The Lone Star Project presents Greg Abbott’s long history of discriminatory vote suppression.

Stephanie Stradley answers all of your questions about the Deshaun Watson lawsuits.

John Coby got a preview of Harris County’s new voting machines.

The Dallas Observer warns of the threat to voters with disabilities in the Legislature’s vote suppression bills.

The TPA mourns the loss of Don Bankston, associate judge, former Fort Bend County Democratic Party Chair, and all around mensch.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance condemns anti-Asian hatred and violence in all its forms as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff finds some hope in a poll that shows broad support for voting convenience over voting restrictions.

SocraticGadfly has a group of COVID-related posts. First “Galveston Karen” went on to make herself “Texas City Karen” last week. Second, his weekly coronavirus news roundup talked about the one-year anniversary of COVID awareness first really spiking in the US. Related to that, he addressed the NBA as capitalist COVID hypocrites. Finally, on hypocritical PR, he looked at masklessness at a Kroger and corporate response.

Stace reacts to the imminent departure of HPD’s Chief.

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

Houstonia talks to restauranteurs, chefs, and bartenders about their year in COVID.

R.G. Ratcliffe observes Dan Patrick’s jihad against green investing.

John Coby lays into Rep. Chip Roy for his anti-Asian racism.

Luis Acuña explores what the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 means for Texas broadband expansion.

Lilli Hime discusses the current legislative session with LGBTQIA advocates.

William Kim calls on everyone to fight back against anti-Asian hate.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance gave up bewaring the Ides of March for Lent as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff examines a recent poll that shows good approval numbers for President Biden in Texas, but also for Greg Abbott and some of his priority legislation.

SocraticGadfly talks about the winter storm kabuki theater under the Pink Dome.

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

Amanda Marcotte observes how Republicans are flailing in response to the American Rescue Act.

MrsAstrosCounty details how her miscarriages that resulted from ectopic pregnancies are officially counted as “abortions” in her medical record.

David Beard offers three potential explanations for the shift in Latino voter preferences towards Trump in 2020.

The Texas Living Waters Project warns that Texas’ aging water infrastructure is another vulnerability highlighted by the big freeze of 2021.

Houstonia looks back on the year in COVID.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance prefers the old-fashioned “talk nonstop” filibuster to what we have now as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff advises you to be more mad at the Public Utility Commission.

Dos Centavos tells us about his successful vaccination experience.

SocraticGadfly offers his suggestions for people to fill those vacant “unaffiliated” board positions on ERCOT.

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

G. Elliott Morris notes the corrosive effect of a misinformed public on democracy and governance.

Texans for Public Justice documents Greg Abbott’s reliance on funding from the energy industry.

The Texas Living Waters Project urges the Legislature to use the current legislative session to address the long-running water infrastructure challenges laid bare by Winter Storm Uri.

Jeff Balke lists eight emergency preparedness items you might want to have on hand.

Robert Rivard is firm about the need to continue taking the pandemic seriously.

Matt Mohn shows how Joe Biden would have done under the 2004 Tom DeLay re-redistricting.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that everyone has food, water, and power again as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff worries that Republicans in the Lege are determined to learn all the wrong lessons from the freeze and the blackouts it caused.

SocraticGadfly offers his take on some of the issues in The Great Texas Freezeout of 2021 with a sports metaphor: “Nature Bats Last 1, Texas Exceptionalism 0.”

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

Andrew Exum reveals the difference between performative governance and actually governing.

Jef Rouner offers a crash course in ERCOT.

Noah Horwitz gives a proper sendoff to Rush Limbaugh.

Paradise in Hell channels Sen. John Cornyn.

Therese Odell goes deep into the latest controversy surrounding The Bachelor and its longstanding problems with race.

Charlie Sykes isn’t a Texan, but anyone who calls Dan Crenshaw “one of the Trumpiest grifters extant” gets honorary status.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance never short squeezes its weekly blog roundup.

Off the Kuff examines a couple of polls about current political attitudes in Texas.

SocraticGadfly explains why he is totally on board with the pending trade of Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Dos Centavos tells us about his successful Harris County vax portal registration.

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

The Dallas Observer discusses double masking.

Loren Steffy observes that the oil industry didn’t do so well under Donald Trump.

Grits for Breakfast expresses cautious optimism about new Travis County DA Jose Garza.

Equality Texas warns of the forthcoming legislative attack on trans kids.

Reform Austin reports from the first Senate Special Committee on Redistricting meeting.

Jef Rouner calls for a MAGA ban at fan conventions.

Mark Pitcavage explains the history of the word “sheeple”.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance recognizes this weird feeling it has as “hope” as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Offthe Kuff observes that the COVID vaccine rollout is pretty bumpy so far.

SocraticGadfly discussed ways that President Joe Biden could get a de facto federal mask quasi-mandate.

Dos Centavos is proud to unveil DC’sTop 10 Posts of 2020.

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

Reform Austin looks ahead to education-related bills in the Legislature.

Jeff Balke describes the clash between neighborhood activists and TxDOT over their I-45 expansion plans.

Texas Monthly excoriates the “COVID Nineteen”.

Heywood Sanders advises the city of San Antonio to give up its delusions.

Michael Conklin studies the question of whether Dan Patrick owes someone a million bucks for his “voter fraud” reward.

Eric Berger and Matt Lanza look back at the year in hurricanes. Finally, for fans of old-school blogging,

Vagabond Scholar presents the Jon Swift Roundup for 2020.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance says good-bye and good riddance to 2020 as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff took a deep dive into the appellate court races that include Harris County. Complete with photo off camera,

SocraticGadfly offers some humanist philosophical thoughts on the Great Conjunction.

DosCentavos teaches you how to warm yourself up with his piping hot, homemade Menudo and even takes you through his first batch of homemade tamales. There’s still time to make these during the holiday season, and, anytime after, too! If you learn to make these recipes, you will win elections!

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

The Bloggess says it’s okay to not be okay.

Mean Green Cougar Red provides his analysis of the 2020 election.

Kiko Martinez gives the origin story of the South Texas “cholo” version of The 12 Days of Christmas.

Simone Carter informs us that we have a Shelley Luther biography to look forward to in 2021.

State Rep. Vikki Goodwin has a few questions about Greg Abbott’s plan to take over the Austin police force.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes all who celebrate a very Merry Christmas as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff analyzed statewide judicial numbers and the trends from the last three Presidential elections in Harris County.

From his arts and philosophy blog, SocraticGadfly offered a hearty Happy 250th Birthday to Beethoven, including YouTube tracks of favorite orchestral, chamber group and soloist performers of some of his music.

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

Jef Rouner talks to Dr.Peter Hotez about the forthcoming anti-vaxxer backlash.

The Texas Signal commemorates Harris County’s first election under the new Elections Administrator.

Texas Monthly takes a closer look at Austin-based SolarWinds, the company at the heart of the massive Russian cyberattack.

Michael Li explains the SCOTUS dismissal of the challenge to Trump’s order to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census.

Therese Odell contemplates the “Trump is literally dragged out of the White House” scenario.

Reform Austin reminds you that the pandemic-inspired grace period for renewing expired drivers licenses is coming to an end.