Category Archives: TPA Round-Up

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance will not be delaying the publication of this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff pondered the implications of having a Democratic State House on the redistricting process.

SocraticGadfly, in light of ongoing protests about policing, talked about bad cops he has personally known.

DosCentavos takes a look at COVID-19 national reporting on Mexican American-heavy South Texas. A combo of bad public policy, bad leadership and bad personal decisions has made South Texas a pandemic hotspot.

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

Jon Fischer lays out the possible ways that the 87th Legislature could be different under pandemic conditions.

El Paso Matters reports on new Republican Party of Texas Chair Allen West meeting with El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen and other law-enforcement officials, all without masks and in seeming violation of a local health order forbidding gatherings of more than ten people.

John Coby castigates CD22 candidate Troy Nehls for racial profiling during his time as Fort Bend County Sheriff.

Juanita has many thoughts (but maybe not so many prayers) about Louie Gohmert catching COVID-19.

The Texas Signal brings news of a mutual aid effort for Hurricane Hanna in the Rio Grande Valley.

Reform Austin urges greater vigilance in protecting the right to vote.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people in Portland currently being attacked by federal troops as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff had the goods on two more polls of Texas.

SocraticGadfly called out Texas Monthly for naively accepting at face value the “poor me” story of a major fracking company’s head.

DosCentavos ruminates on what Trump’s threat to cut public education funds is really about.

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

Murray Newman lays out the nuts and bolts of restarting the jury selection process in Harris County.

Grits for Breakfast sees the forthcoming sunset review of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as an opportunity to limit the number of police forces in Texas.

Shari Biedinger reports on the 50th anniversary re-enactment of the Great Brackenridge Park Train Robbery.

KeAndré Jordan explains how you can support Houston’s Black restaurants.

The Current showcased a San Antonio man who became everyone’s hero for matching his face masks to his ties.

Finally, the TPA brings you this Twitter thread about Texas cities that we guarantee you will not have thought of before.

Los Blogs de Texas – TPA Round Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance did not need to pause its collection of blog content for your roundup this week.

Off the Kuff analyzes the latest polls of Texas.

SocraticGadfly looks at Howie Hawkins clinching the Green Party nomination and the various haters who still don’t like it or him.

DosCentavos is not a fan of the latest attempt at police reform by committee.

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

G. Elliott Morris throws a little bit of cold water on the positive polls for Joe Biden in Texas.

Josh Berthume worries that the seven hours following the end of voting on the East Coast will be the biggest danger to democracy America has seen.

Noah Horwitz shares a term paper he once wrote about Greg Abbott.

Paradise in Hell has had it with Mike Pence.

Mario Bravo calls on elected officials to lead on police reform.

Transform Houston outlines their objections to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s task force on police reform.

Texas Progressive Alliance Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with those demanding justice for George Floyd and Javier Ambler as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff details the state of police reform in Houston and Harris County, with a coda about HISD.

DosCentavos had a series on the possible re-hiring of Chauna Thompson. The effort failed.

SocraticGadfly offers up a twofer on third party national politics. First, in the wake of a previous post about Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen, he snarks on the party wanting to be “more dramatic and noteworthy.” Second, he has some Minneapolis-related questions about Cam Gordon, one of the speakers set for Greens’ national convention.

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

Craig Mills says he should not know the names of George Floyd and so many other black men who are known to him because they were killed by police.

Space City Weather revisits the question of COVID-19 and the Texas weather.

Abby Springs and Wesley Storey explain how Texas laws fail to hold police accountable.

G. Elliott Morris walks you through the Economist’s election model.

Dan Solomon confirms that the official policy of the state of Texas is that avoiding coronavirus is your own responsibility.

Texas Progressive Alliance Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with those demanding justice for George Floyd as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff unpacks the convoluted Supreme Court ruling in the state vote by mail lawsuit.

DosCentavos implores local leaders to change law enforcement culture after the murder of George Floyd and others killed in recent weeks.

SocraticGadfly explains how issues of the duopoly and lesser eviilism extend to the Supreme Court, when one looks outside the lens of reproductive choice and sexual choice rights, and especially when one looks through the lens of criminal justice issues and minorities.

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

The Texas Signal declares that Ken Paxton is bluffing about vote by mail.

Dan Solomon illustrates how the Electoral College diminishes Texas’ political power.

Milton “Big Pokey” Powell, a friend of George Floyd’s, calls for police to be held truly accountable when they commit violence against civilians.

Therese Odell tries to take it all in.

Michael Li analyzes that State Supreme Court decision regarding vote by mail.

Grits for Breakfast despairs at the lack of progress in police reform.

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance has a nervous eye on those post-reopening projections as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has the latest updates in the various vote-by-mail lawsuits.

SocraticGadfly offers his take on the documentary-based last chapter in the life of “Roe,” that is, Norma Jean McCorvey.

DosCentavos tells us that Joe Biden had Latino problems last week, too. But they are fixable.

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

Better Texas Blog calls for rebuilding child care.

Grits for Breakfast doesn’t understand the budget priorities being given to TDCJ.

Sanford Nowlin finds Greg Abbott fibbing about how Texas handles COVID testing data.

Juanita finds proof that only the good die young.

The Texas Signal wonders if migration from other states will be what finally turns Texas blue.

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance gives a virtual salute to the Class of 2020 as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has the latest developments in the state lawsuit over voting by mail.

DosCentavos reminds us that Texans are modeling their leaders’ behaviors as Texas continues to reopen amid COVID19.

SocraticGadfly said this year’s Democratic vice presidential nomination is the most important since 1944.

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

Stephen Young highlights that great Obamacare cheerleader, Sen. John Cornyn.

Paradise in Hell turns his Trump Translator Machine on again.

The Texas Living Waters Project interprets a SCOTUS decision having to do with the Clean Water Act.

Christopher Hooks wonders why Ken Paxton hates vote by mail so much.

Sanford Nowlin shows a study that warns 4 million Texans could lost health insurance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jeff Balke reminds us that hurricane season is still a thing that happens.

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

This installment of the weekly Texas Progressive Alliance blog roundup has been done entirely by murder hornets.

Off the Kuff adds Rep. Chip Roy to the active roster of death squad enthusiasts.

Dos Centavos tells us about his hometown’s battle with COVID-19, and whose experience with Greg Abbott isn’t much different than that of Big City leaders.

Socratic Gadfly has, over the last 10 days or so, written twice about the Jesse Ventura for Green Party presidential nominee nuttery. He first talks about how this shows how much Jesse is Just.Another.Politician.™ In a follow-up, he said he wants to see exactly what was in the “letter of interest” Jesse’s minions sent to the Green Party and who signed it, as the Green Party currently risks looking like Just.Another.Political.Party™.

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

Scott Braddock chronicles Greg Abbott’s various power moves during the crisis.

Lisa Gray interviewed Braddock about the “full-on culture war” that Abbott and others are leading over COVID-19.

Paradise in Hell brings us an important butt-shaking legal update.

Dan Solomon hands out some awards for coronavirus performance.

Paul Basaldua shows how recovered COVID-19 patients can help others by donating their plasma.

Beyond Bones would like to put your mind at ease about those murder hornets.

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone has a galactically great Star Wars Day as it brings you this epoch’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at that poll from PPP showing Joe Biden with a one point lead over Donald Trump in Texas.

Dos Centavos shares his tortilla recipe.

SocraticGadfly looked at some common coronavirus conspiracy thinking and how it shows the “horseshoe theory” is sometimes true.

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

Better Texas Blog urges us to protect immigrants as they power our economy.

Eater Dallas explains the dangers of reopening for small restaurants.

Ken Hoffman finds that Hobby Airport is as empty as you’d expect right now.

Juanita checks in on Mother Pence.

The Texas Signal compares Greg Abbott’s approval bump to those of other governors.

TX Progressive Alliance Round-Up

I’ve been neglecting my friends. I need to change that. So. here’s the TPA Round-UP highlighting last-week’s big posts.


The Texas Progressive Alliance has treated this week’s roundup with Clorox and UV radiation.

Off the Kuff looks at the ways that local election officials are trying to prepare for the July and November elections.

Dos Centavos is making tortillas, as we all should be right now.

SocraticGadfly had a trio of posts for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The first, complete with photos, looked at the past 50 years of wildlife preservation efforts — the good, the bad, the ugly. The second said that King Hubbert was correct, using the parameters he did of rational, profitable exploration, that the US hit Peak Oil in 1970. The third, per the Daniel Day-Lewis movie, said there will continue to be blood for oil.

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

Ilyse Hogue points out how the pro-coronavirus protesters are trying to hijack pro-choice language.

Andrew Wheat explains how rightwing oligarch Tim Dunn loves the “nanny state” when it benefits his bottom line.

The Bloggess takes you on a creepy tour of her house.

Paradise in Hell deconstructs the Trumpian snake oil show.

Gavin Rogers wants us to remember our most vulnerable neighbors.

Grits for Breakfast interprets the state Supreme Court ruling on the Abbott executive order on bail.

Stephen Young answers your questions about how oil can cost less than nothing.