The Texas Progessive Alliance notes that Festivus poles can be repurposed for May Day celebrations as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff looks at new polling evidence showing a shift in partisan preference towards the Democrats in Harris County.
Socratic Gadfly moves outside of politics to ask if recent injuries may give Timmeh, Manu (and Pops?) a Los Spurs retirement gift..
Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos insists that Texas Republican leadership and its obsession with public bathrooms while it ignores crucially important health and environmental challenges is a literal threat to our lives. Houston: Hurricanes, Frequent Flooding and now Zika too?
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme knows that Republicans run the Child Protection Services, but still. Blaming the victim in domestic abuse cases? Still?
The passing of the legendary Texas sports reporter and editor Blackie Sherrod was noted by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
Neil at All People Have Value made a small donation to help with recent flooding in Houston. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Robert Rivard considers Julian Castro’s place on Hillary Clinton’s VP short list.
The TSTA Blog cites actual statistics experts on the subject of using statistical methods for teacher evaluation.
Space City Weather puts Houston’s recent flooding into historical perspective.
Paradise in Hell advises Ted Cruz to listen to himself.
Andrea Grimes would like to know who will protect us from the likes of Dennis Hastert and Johnny Manziel.
Offcite gives a tour of Houston’s new clinic for the homeless.
Adam Briggle, father of a transgender son, calls out Denton County Sheriff candidate Tracy Murphree for a transphobic post on Facebook. Murphree then agreed to meet with the Briggle family to talk with them and get a better understanding of the issue, but as Equality Texas reports, he abruptly backed out before their meeting could take place.