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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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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 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?


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 Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance has been making the Jonathan Swan face for months as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff did an interview with Sherrie Matula of the Sisters United Alliance, a grassroots effort to turn out low-propensity Democratic female voters.

SocraticGadfly looks at Texas GOP coronavirus tea leaves and rumbllings and offers his initial wondering if Gov. Greg Abbott will be primaried in 2022, and if so, by whom?

DosCentavos says that if Dems want to run up the score with Latino votes, they must sell the Biden Latino plan, too, instead of just pointing fingers at Trump’s racism.


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

Keith Schneider warns that Texas and its developers always forget about drought during rainy times.

Space City Weather gives us a look ahead at hurricane season.

Dan Solomon introduces us to Curbside Larry, the library hero we need in these times.

James the History Teacher tells the story of the 1947 Texas City disaster.

Zeph Capo argues against reopening schools without a robust plan to keep everyone safe.

The Texas Politics Project has the Texas Presidential poll tracker you’ve been looking for.

Juanita asks for your help sending ballot by mail applications to Democrats over the age of 65 in small Texas counties where the county party can’t afford or isn’t organized enough to mail applications on their own.

Michael Li shares a few charts to illustrate why Texas is (finally) competitive this year.

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.


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.


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.