Category Archives: TPA Round-Up

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance salutes everyone who’s doing their best to make back to school happen – remote and in person – as we present this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff was on top of the big vote by mail rulings this week, both the good news and the bad news.

SocraticGadflysays thatthe wingnuttery was thick at an SD30 special election GOP candidate forum.

DosCentavos posts about the long-awaited video release of the HPD killing of Nicolas Chavez and the firing of those involved. What’s next?

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

Dee Dee Watters insists that we include Black trans women when we say “Black Lives Matter”.

Jef Rouner experienced a range of emotions on the first day of remote school.

Grits for Breakfast tries to make sense out of Greg Abbott’s muddled messages on police funding.

Chris Hooks makes the same effort, with the same result.

Marice Richter reports on a veteran Republican political consultant switching parties this year.

Grace Keyes warns us to not take the Postal Service for granted.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance prefers stew to bracelets and eating soup to throwing it as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff tries to follow the back and forth of the Republican attempts to prevent Harris County from sending vote by mail applications to all its voters.

SocraticGadfly had three “critical” RIPs of people in political, cultural and social news recently, most recently with Green Party activist Kevin Zeese, then before that with heterodox anthropologist and economics critic David Graeber and first with secular humanist leader Ed Brayton.

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

Dr. Peter Hotez gives a dozen reasons why he’s worried about releasing a COVID-19 vaccine through an emergency use authorization (EUA).

D Magazine eulogizes its founder, Wick Allison.

Eric Berger walks us through the process of forecasting and responding to a potentially devastating hurricane like Laura.

Therese Odell, daughter of a military family, cannot hold back her fury at Donald Trump’s words about people who serve in the armed forces.

Reform Austin provides an update on genetically modified mosquitoes.

John Coby is glad to see a racist assistant Attorney General lose his job.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance calls for a competent and compassionate response to Hurricane Laura as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff lauds Harris County going all in on expanding voting access, while noting the objections from the Secretary of State to the plan to send mail ballot applications to all registered voters.

DosCentavos points you to a post by researcher Angela Gutierrez regarding a Latino Decisions survey of Latino parents and the challenges they face as schools reopen.

SocraticGadfly talked about the Threes Sleezekeeters: — Abbott, Fallon, Springer — while having the latest updates and some prognostication on the SD 30 special election race.

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

Michelle Iracheta remembered Hurricane Rita as Laura was barreling in.

Jeff Balke breathed a huge sigh of relief at Houston’s luck in avoiding Laura.

Therese Odell watched the RNC so you didn’t have to.

Grits for Breakfast asks why the number of police shootings in Texas keeps going up.

Paradise in Hell channels Melania Trump.

Dan Solomon has some suggestions for ensuring that your vote counts this fall.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance is fired up and ready to vote as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at the updated voter registration figures, which have now topped 16 million in Texas.

SocraticGadfly tells anybody wanting a coronavirus vaccine, whether the highly optimistic expecting one this year, or the somewhat more realistic eyeing 2021 not to bet on it, unless you want a Trumpian-type vaccine free of normal FDA testing rules, and thus to stay serious, or get more serious, about the disease.

DosCentavos celebrates the first Spanish-language album by The Mavericks. Hint: It’s pretty good!

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

Reform Austin notes that gun seizures are up at Texas airports despite travel being down.

The Texas Signal reports on state Republicans putting a quiet end to public redistricting hearings.

Paradise in Hell channels Donald Trump, Junior.

The newly-renamed San Antonio Report checks in on a pro-Post Office rally.

Grits for Breakfast gives the backstory on how Austin’s budget cuts for police came about.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the postal workers of America as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looked at the potential effects on the partisan balance of the State House that may result from the nomination of State Sen. Pat Fallon to Congress.

From his secondary blog, which primarily focuses on philosophy, culture and other events, SocraticGadfly looked at the ethical and other fallout of Anthony Fauci’s Platonic noble lie this spring, when he told people masks didn’t work.

DosCentavos took the week off, but he does point us all to a piece by Latino Decisions, reporting that Latino voters are quite content with the Kamala Harris pick for VP.

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

Therese Odell goes off on the Trump sabotage of the postal service.

Paradise in Hell translates and edits Donald Trump.

Reform Austin warns of the bad effects of a Census undercount.

Dan Solomon brings us the twenty most iconic local TV and billboard legends.

Juanita checks in on Alex Jones.

Matt Angle documents the top ten ways that Texas Republicans have conspired to suppress the vote and undermine fair elections.

Sean Pendergast makes the case for not postponing the fall college football season.

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.