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Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff notes and comments on the seventh lawsuit filed so far over the new redistricting maps.

SocraticGadfly offers a twofer on environmental-related issues. First, as promised last week, here’s his take on Glasgow COP26. Second, he has a long piece on the National Park Service 86-ing an internal study about a mass of employee complaints about sexual harassment, sexual assault and discrimination.

Stace restarts his Thoughts on Viernes series as there were too many news items on which to opine.

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

The Lake Highlands Advocate analyzes the racial housing wealth gap in Dallas.

The Dallas Observer finds a gap in the prosecution’s case against Crystal Mason.

Mean Green Cougar Red provides a final update on the Conference USA membership scramble.

Your Local Epidemiologist explains how to best use antigen tests for Thanksgiving.

The Texas Observer shows the “domino effect” the state’s abortion ban is having on clinics around the US.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance mourns the people we lost at Astroworld as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff analyzed how the new State House map changed electorally over the past decade.

SocraticGadfly talks about the latest in Texas-New Mexico water rights issues and other environment and climate news, with thoughts on Glasgow COP26 coming for the week ahead.

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

Jessica Goldman finds out how wheelchair-accessible Houston’s theaters are.

Alex Karjeker takes a closer look at how the Texas Democratic Party did as an institution in 2020.

Steve Vladeck argues for greater Congressional authority to enforce their own subpoenas.

Your Local Epidemiologist explains the mechanisms by which vaccines reduce disease transmission.

Hope Osborn looks ahead to the day when Texas is no longer reliant on oil and gas taxes to fund public schools.

Los Blogs de Tejas – The TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is in the best shape of its life heading into candidate filing season as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff discussed the first two gubernatorial polls of the fall.

Socratic Gadfly looked at the latest claims of a lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

DosCentavos recaps the 2021 local election results.

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

Margaret Spellings and Tim Kopra call for a Lone Star space plan.

The Bloggess talks about depression and smiling.

Therese Odell brings you the best food TV episodes that feature Houston cuisine.

Angela Wilkins explains the health care inequity problem.

Lisa Gray writes about the AstroWorld tragedy.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is now looking ahead to candidate filing season as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff takes note of the second lawsuit filed over redistricting, filed by the National Redistricting Action Fund to challenge the Congressional map on behalf of Voto Latino.

SocraticGadfly discusses several climate change related issues in the news, including a realistic long-term look at nuclear power as part of a post-fossil fuel mix.

DosCentavos tells us about a protest at the local Dem HQ, and the outcome locally and in DC.

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And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs. The Texas Signal asks if the new Congressional and legislative maps can be “out-organized” by Democrats. Grits for Breakfast notes that violent crime was actually down last year. Your Local Epidemiologist has the Cliff notes from the FDA scientific advisory committee meeting on COVID vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds. Texas Monthly celebrates a 1981 slasher movie set in Austin that was a shiming example of our state’s contribution to the horror genre. Mean Green Cougar Red analyzes the latest conference-hopping moves among the AAC, C-USA, and the Sun Belt.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance notes a freshness to the air now that the Lege is adjourned. That’s it, that’s the intro, now here’s the weekly roundup.

Off the Kuff warns about Greg Abbott’s pick for Secretary of State and his role in trying to overturn the 2020 election.

SocraticGadfly took note of Fauci’s latest anger, calling people who disagree with him conspiracy theorists, and from the left, wrote about Fauci’s self-inflicted mistakes. (And, this was before NIH said the US DID fund gain of function work at WIV, and Fauci’s puppies issue, which will be in a new post.)

Stace reminds us that we are in the middle of an election, which includes races and bonds in Alief ISD. Get out and vote!

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

Keep Austin Wonky shows how that city’s Proposition A will cost a lot more than its proponents suggest.

Space City Weather presents its official 2021-2022 winter outlook.

Texas Monthly reports on advances in pet cloning.

Karen Brooks Harper takes a closer look at public statements about vaccination rates.

The Texas Living Waters Project finds good news in Austin’s plans for its future water supply.

The Dallas Observer addresses a classic question about the band Bowling for Soup.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is glad for a little fall in the air as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff was on top of the Greg Abbott max ant-vaxx fiasco.

SocraticGadfly talks baseball, specifically, why the Cards suddenly fired Mike Shildt.

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

Mandy Giles regrouped after the House passage of the awful anti-trans sports bill.

Progress Texas offers recommendations on the eight Constitutional amendments on your ballot.

Steve Vladeck explains why the Fifth Circuit was wrong in its order allowing SB8 to remain in effect.

Battleground Texas live-tweeted the House hearing on the proposed Congressional map.

Texas Monthly brings news of a nude Texas cavers calendar.

The Bloggess heard a very different version of Talking Heads’ “Wild Wild Life” song than you or I did.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is dining al fresco as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff documents the latest lawsuit (#6 in a series) against Texas’ voter suppression law.

SocraticGadfly dropped a trio of new COVID-related posts. He started by noting that it’s been a sad banner year already passing 2020. He then talked about vax mandates and how “firewalls” have failed outside the US. He wrapped up by looking at a leading COVID contrarian, or COVID obstructionist, the well-known medical public intellectual Dr. John Ioannides, and wondering what the hell happened to him.

Stace gives us a snapshot of the 2021 Alief ISD Bond propositions as we get ready for the November election.

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

Lil Kalish speaks to a volunteer driver at the Bridge Collective, which provides transportation and accommodations to people in central Texas seeking abortions, about their work.

Amber Briggle makes the economic case for LGBTQ inclusion in the Texas workforce.

The Texas Politics Project takes a long view at our state’s attitudes towards abortion and anti-abortion laws.

Katelyn Jetelina explains COVID waves.

Texas Election Source draws a maximally competitive Congressional map.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance has added just a touch of pumpkin spice to this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff took initial looks at the proposed Congressional and State House maps.

SocraticGadfly, with connections to his most recent vacation, shows that, based on both the past at Olympic National Park and the present at Point Reyes National Seashore, the National Park Service still simply cannot be trusted to regularly be a good environmental steward.

Stace laments Houston Cops Being No-Billed for killing of Nicolas Chavez.

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

The Austin Chronicle reviews a new TV special about the Michael Morton case.

South By Southwest shares its views on the “punitive legislation” being pushed and passed by Republicans.

Steve Vladeck testified before Congress about Texas’ unconstitutional abortion ban and the role of the “shadow docket” in SCOTUS letting it stand.

Juanita celebrates the Alex Jones verdict.

Jef Rouner tallies up some of the winners and losers of redistricting so far.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance did not consult with Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend in the making of this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff crunches some more 2020 Congressional data to see how much things have changed since 2012.

SocraticGadfly, with some help from an Arkansas hospital chain CEO punks the fetal stem cell crowd, going beyond religious exemptions for COVID vaccines and to elements of the “pro-life” movement in general.

Stace reminds us of what is really happening on the border: A human rights crisis.

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

Sanford Nowlin observed how quiet many businesses have been since the “heartbeat” law was passed.

The Texas Observer ran a multi-part series on how political corruption is so often ignored by law enforcement in Texas, thanks in part to the legislative dismantling of the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County DA.

Space City Weather suggests that hurricane season is likely over for Texas.

Michelle Davis outlines how Beto can beat Greg Abbott.

The Great God Pan Is Dead has more fall art to look forward to.

Houstonia welcomes Top Chef to Houston.

The TPA congratulates Lisa Gray for her move to CityCast and the forthcoming debut of CityCast Houston.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance is as ready as it’s going to be for the next special session as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at 2020 Congressional results as we wait for redistricting maps.

As the withdrawal wound down over the last month, SocraticGadfly had a series of pieces related to history of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. First was initial thoughts on the withdrawal. After that, he looked at how the initial 1978 US meddling unnecessarily led to all that followed. Third, he said former Counterpunch publisher Alexander Cockburn was probably lying with his claimthe Taliban had a pre-invasion offer of a no-strings-attached surrender of bin Laden. Finally, he rejected claims, and the domestic political thought behind some of them, that the Taliban would now run wild, instead saying Afghanistan’s future looks complex.

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

Texas 2036 released its poll showing widespread dissatisfaction with the direction the state is going.

Katya Ehresman shows you how to get involved in the redistricting fight.

Julie Cloud and David Currie argue that people of faith have a particular obligation to get vaccinated and wear masks.

The Texas Living Waters Project sees the American Rescue Plan Act as a historic opportunity to invest in our water infrastructure.

Reform Austin catches Ken Paxton in a rare moment of self-awareness.

The Bloggess recommends some horror movies for you.

The Great God Pan Is Dead is looking forward to fall art season.