Category Archives: TPA Round-Up

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.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance once again congratulates President-elect Joe Biden as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff analyzed the Presidential vote in Congressional and State Rep districts in Harris County.

With the FDA granting Pfizer an EUA for its coronavirus vaccine, SocraticGadfly presents his most recent roundup of coronavirus-related news, which discusses likely vaccine efficacy in the real world, distribution to problematic impoverished rural areas like the “Big Rez,” and more, including how long the vaccine’s protections may, or may not, last.

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

The 19th interviews Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo about COVID, racial justice, and more.

Steve Vladeck gave a simple explanation of the Ken Paxton overturn-the-election lawsuit, then explained the SCOTUS order.

Grits for Breakfast lists the top ten Texas criminal justice stories of the year.

Christopher Hooks attempts to explain Ken Paxton to a new audience.

Paradise in Hell sides with HEB against anti-maskers.

Elise Hu listened to 252 TED talks so you don’t have to.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance has installed an “Inauguration Day Countdown Clock” app on all its devices as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has wrapped up his look at recent Presidential results with analyses of East, Central, and West Texas.

SocraticGadfly, noting Biden’s fall-offs vs. Hillary Clinton, and of course vs. Obama, looks at minority voters vs the Democratic reservation, and about minorities looking beyond the two-party box.

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

Dr. Peter Hotez says “goodbye and good riddance” to Scott Atlas.

Sanford Nowlin previews the legislative budget battle.

The Bloggess presents Year Eleven of the James Garfield Miracle.

Jessica Montoya Coggins worries about the next phase of anti-abortion legislation in Texas.

The Dallas Observer chronicles some election reality denial by Tarrant County Republicans.

The San Antonio Report notes the cleanliness of the San Antonio River.

Los Blogs de Tejas-TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy, safe, and socially-distant Thanksgiving as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff examined recent Presidential results in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth areas.

SocraticGadfly had two pieces related to recent climate change news. First, does a new Norwegian-British study show the James Kunstler alarmist types might be right? Second, it appears we now have the measurement tools to implement a carbon tax PLUS carbon tariff, which must be a part of climate change control.

DosCentavos writes about one of his favorite performers, Max Baca, of the Grammy winning Los Texmaniacs, who has been in a fight against COVID-19.

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And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs. Raffi Melkonian delivers a play-by-play account of Rudy Giuliani’s day in Pennsylvania court.

Robert Moore is very worried about El Paso’s short-term future.

Christian Wallace visits Loving County, the last county in the US to have no reported COVID cases.

Raise Your Hand Texas prepares for the next fight over school finance at the Legislature.

Elise Hu shares a brief pandemic reading list.

Mean Green Cougar Red enjoys a time lapse video of Dutch canals.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance has submitted its claim for Dan Patrick’s million dollars as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has an early look at some election data.

SocraticGadfly talks forthrightly about how COVID made Biden president and probably not much else.

DosCentavos reminds Dems that the election is over and that continued fighting with the “radical left” only damages the 2020 Biden coalition kept together by dollar store scotch tape.

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

Bill Kelly recalls a time when Republicans respected the will of the voters.

Sri Kulkarni analyzes his defeat in CD22.

Rick Casey finds reason for optimism.

Texas Monthly introduces us to Rice University’s COVID Community Court.

Paradise in Hell interprets the Trump defense fund grift.

Juanita sensed a disturbance in the Force.

Los Blogs de Tejas: TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff had some initial thoughts and observations about the election.

SocraticGadfly takes his first look at what the St. Louis Cardinals might do and probably will do this offseason.

DosCentavos gives us his take on the Texas Latino vote and how Dems missed an important issue in South Texas.

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

Sara Cress sums up her experience running the super popular Harris County Clerk Twitter feed.

Ed Espinoza presents his notes on the election.

Elise Hu recaps her Election Night.

Therese Odell leaned into the Veep comparisons while things were still up in the air.

Grits for Breakfast evaluates the state of criminal justice reform after the election.

Traces of Texas has an amazing photo of the Astrodome.

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.