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Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

There is still nothing classified as Top Secret in the Texas Progressive Alliance weekly roudup.

Off the Kuff comments on the resignations of Gillespie County’s elections staff and the shameful silence of the Republicans whose words and deeds are the root cause of the problem.

SocraticGadfly talks about the FDA’s decision last month to put “black box” warnings on puberty blockers and the sad lack of overall media coverage.

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

Mimi Swartz and other Texas Monthly luminaries eulogize Paul Burka.

Sean Pendergast grades Deshaun Watson’s “apology”.

Space City Weather provides another update on the tropics.

The TSTA Blog is not impressed by Chuck Norris as an answer to school shootings.

Mean Green Cougar Red ponders why commercial aircraft don’t have parachutes.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance weekly roundup is not classified as Top Secret and thus can be safely taken home with you.

Off the Kuff takes a look at some more in depth polling data about attitudes towards abortion in Texas.

SocraticGadfly saw the obits news last week, and immediately remembered Michael Badnarik as “Mr. Driving Without a License,” and gave the 2004 Libertarian presidential nominee a “proper salute” for that and more.

Stace gives us his Thoughts on Viernes about the FBI raid, Abbott’s Human Trafficking bus, and Beto’s MF’in comments.

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

G. Elliott Morris reassesses the landscape for Democrats following the Kansas abortion vote.

Mean Green Cougar Red warns us about the threat to monarch butterflies.

Juanita finds some more ridiculousness stemming from the A**x J***s lawsuit.

Your Local Epidemiologist has a plan for the upcoming school year.

The Texas Living Waters Project says that the bipartisan infrastructure bill will provide a bounty of funding to help us deal with our growing water problems.

The Houston Press finishes off its Houston Bucket List with some honorable mentions.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance would prefer there to be fewer right-wing billionaires with hegemonic fantasies as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff writes again and again and again about the chaotic legal landscape we find ourselves in following the Dobbs decision.

SocraticGadfly, fresh off vacation to parts of the Southwest where he grew up, notes that Aridzona still refuses to face water reality.

Stace hopes that President Biden’s COVID-19 rebound case gives us some knowledge on how to move forward in this newer cycle of the disease.

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

Grits for Breakfast wants to know why the training curriculum for the Austin Police Department is unable to get rid of some John Birch Society propaganda.

Texas 2036 is worried about the effect of drought on Texas’ agriculture.

Space City Weather expects little to no tropical storm activity at least into early August.

Dan Solomon comments on the lack of free speech implications in the Alex Jones trial.

John Coby provides some insight into the political contributions of Texas’ current top oligarchs.

Rice University announces an engineering breakthrough that shows how to repurpose deceased spiders as mechanical grippers, and y’all just need to see it for yourselves.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine and the families and friends of the victims of the racist attack in Buffalo as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff sees some positive signs in the latest poll of the Governor’s race.

SocraticGadfly offers a variety of thoughts on small town graduations, partly applicable to graduations in general, and a couple of aspects of small town manners.

DosCentavos friend, Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz was awarded the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning and even showed up in The New Yorker.

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

Tina Petway warns of the damage that helium balloons do to marine life.

The Kinder Institute presents a retrospective on the career of Rice University sociologist Stephen Klineberg, founder of the Houston Area Survey.

Melissa Kean remembers Houston icon Sandy Havens.

Texas 2036 touts remote work as a way to help state employees deal with the high cost of living in the Austin area.
CultureMap reports on the new digs of Houston’s longtime public radio station KPFT.

The Current notes a bump in the bromance between Greg Abbott and Elon Musk.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has two updates about the vigilante anti-abortion law SB8.

SocraticGadfly wondered about the endgame in Ukraine, with previous detailed backgrounders on broken promises about NATO expansion and all sides violating the Minsk agreements.

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

The Texas Signal examines Ken Paxton’s grotesque crusade against trans kids.

Texas Monthly tries to hold Jerry Jones accountable for the recent scandal involving a Cowboys executive who was caught peeping on the Cheerleaders.

Mike Meltser documents the hearing about Deshaun Watson and when he will be deposed by his accusers.

Ken Hoffman looks back on 20+ years of reviewing fast food.

Amber Briggle remembers inviting Ken and Angela Paxton into her home for dinner, so they would meet and get to know her family and transgender son.

Jorgeson Pittman explains why the latest AG opinion against trans kids is just wrong.

The Current advises you to visit GovernorAbbott.com. You won’t be sorry.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes you the romantic candy of your dreams (sugar-free as needed) as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff sees the chaos with mail ballots caused by the Republican voter suppression law, and wants to see more data about the effects.

SocraticGadfly saw North Carolinians wanting to disbar Madison Cawthorn from running for re-election due to the 1th Amendment, and he talks about the idea of applying that to Kenny Boy Paxton and others.

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

Rick Casey sees the big picture behind the voter suppression law.

The Austin Chronicle presents their 2022 Democratic primary endorsements.

The Texas Signal reports on the Nobel Prize nominations for vaccine pioneers Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi.

Sanford Nowlin says Ted Nugent is doing San Antonio the favor of skipping them on his current tour.

Your Local Epidemiologist will be taking a well-deserved break.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is glad that our creaky power grid made it through this cold spell as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff comments on the SD10 redistricting lawsuit, which could have caused the March primaries to be delayed, but won’t.

SocraticGadfly takes a critical look at “gotcha” social media about the not-so-great freeze.

Stace asks why two Latino GOPers are pretending to run for head immigration agent and why local Latino Dems haven’t said anything about it.

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

Evil MoPac invited us to play Texas Winter Storm Bingo.

Rick Casey found another way that Greg Abbott screwed cities.

Dan Solomon shows us the Texas connection to Fermat’s Last Theorem.

Hannah Dellinger talks about the 2021 freeze and its effect on mental health.

Reform Austin asks what the heck we’re doing to public school teachers.

CultureMap reports on the (uncredited) appearance by Houston barbecue restauranteurs Blood Brothers BBQ on The Bachelor.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

he Texas Progressive Alliance still feels the urgent need for federal voting rights legislation as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff is not impressed by the Secretary of State’s claim that supply chain issues are the reason they can’t provide enough voter registration forms right now.

SocraticGadfly looked at the on-the-ground activities of the even bigger nutters challenging Strangeabbott along with related items.

Stace gives us another Week in COVID News.

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

The Kinder Institute finds the new center of Houston’s population.

Jason Stanford tells about the reasons behind the current labor issues.

John Coby highlights the rich businessmen who are financing Eva Guzman’s campaign for Attorney General.

The Dallas Observer points out that medical labs are also facing staff shortages.

Your Local Epidemiologist explains what antigen tests are all about.

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.