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Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance weekly roundup was as always included in the Oscar nominees’ swag bag.

Off the Kuff notes how the state of Texas fell short of projections in getting only two more Congressional districts from the 2020 apportionment.

SocraticGadfly sees a mix of hypocrisy, unconstitutionality and Pander Bear from Texas Senate Legiscritters.

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

Dr. Peter Hotez argues that anti-vax aggression must be addressed if we’re going to really make progress in vanquishing COVID-19.

Texas Highways gives us 24 hours in the life of Buc-ee’s.

Emily Eby tweets about House Election Committee shenanigans so you don’t have to.

Reform Austin celebrates a rare good bill in the Lege.

The Austin Chronicle reports on an organized legal pushback against the latest wave of anti-abortion bills.

David Beard looks at how the apportionment numbers may affect future Congressional elections.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance bids “bon voyage” to the Ever Given as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff comments on the Senate’s omnibus voter suppression bill and the fight against it.

SocraticGadfly has takes on two Texas Democratic items. First, he looks at the latest Betomania lead balloon. Second, he looks at a 2018 election pal of Beto: Kendall Scudder, ConservaDem.

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

Dr. Peter Hotez frets about the growing global anti-science movement.

The Current introduces us to Kaitlin Teniente, the first female coach of a college E-sports team in Texas.

Grits for Breakfast concluded that Texas was able to greatly reduce the number of traffic stops conducted without any negative effect on crime.

G. Elliott Morris criticizes an analysis of the effects of Georgia’s voter suppression law.

Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker celebrates National Out To Win Day.

Los Blogs de Tejas: TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is the least fungible token ever as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff speculates about Sen. John Whitmire‘s political future.

SocraticGadfly talks about being real versus being “woke” on the scope of Biden’s stimulus bill and what’s permanent in it and what’s temporary.

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

R.G. Ratcliffe thinks Briscoe Cain may turn out to be the most effective weapon against passing voter suppression legislation.

The Lone Star Project presents Greg Abbott’s long history of discriminatory vote suppression.

Stephanie Stradley answers all of your questions about the Deshaun Watson lawsuits.

John Coby got a preview of Harris County’s new voting machines.

The Dallas Observer warns of the threat to voters with disabilities in the Legislature’s vote suppression bills.

The TPA mourns the loss of Don Bankston, associate judge, former Fort Bend County Democratic Party Chair, and all around mensch.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance condemns anti-Asian hatred and violence in all its forms as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff finds some hope in a poll that shows broad support for voting convenience over voting restrictions.

SocraticGadfly has a group of COVID-related posts. First “Galveston Karen” went on to make herself “Texas City Karen” last week. Second, his weekly coronavirus news roundup talked about the one-year anniversary of COVID awareness first really spiking in the US. Related to that, he addressed the NBA as capitalist COVID hypocrites. Finally, on hypocritical PR, he looked at masklessness at a Kroger and corporate response.

Stace reacts to the imminent departure of HPD’s Chief.

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

Houstonia talks to restauranteurs, chefs, and bartenders about their year in COVID.

R.G. Ratcliffe observes Dan Patrick’s jihad against green investing.

John Coby lays into Rep. Chip Roy for his anti-Asian racism.

Luis Acuña explores what the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 means for Texas broadband expansion.

Lilli Hime discusses the current legislative session with LGBTQIA advocates.

William Kim calls on everyone to fight back against anti-Asian hate.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance gave up bewaring the Ides of March for Lent as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff examines a recent poll that shows good approval numbers for President Biden in Texas, but also for Greg Abbott and some of his priority legislation.

SocraticGadfly talks about the winter storm kabuki theater under the Pink Dome.

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

Amanda Marcotte observes how Republicans are flailing in response to the American Rescue Act.

MrsAstrosCounty details how her miscarriages that resulted from ectopic pregnancies are officially counted as “abortions” in her medical record.

David Beard offers three potential explanations for the shift in Latino voter preferences towards Trump in 2020.

The Texas Living Waters Project warns that Texas’ aging water infrastructure is another vulnerability highlighted by the big freeze of 2021.

Houstonia looks back on the year in COVID.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance prefers the old-fashioned “talk nonstop” filibuster to what we have now as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff advises you to be more mad at the Public Utility Commission.

Dos Centavos tells us about his successful vaccination experience.

SocraticGadfly offers his suggestions for people to fill those vacant “unaffiliated” board positions on ERCOT.

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

G. Elliott Morris notes the corrosive effect of a misinformed public on democracy and governance.

Texans for Public Justice documents Greg Abbott’s reliance on funding from the energy industry.

The Texas Living Waters Project urges the Legislature to use the current legislative session to address the long-running water infrastructure challenges laid bare by Winter Storm Uri.

Jeff Balke lists eight emergency preparedness items you might want to have on hand.

Robert Rivard is firm about the need to continue taking the pandemic seriously.

Matt Mohn shows how Joe Biden would have done under the 2004 Tom DeLay re-redistricting.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance never short squeezes its weekly blog roundup.

Off the Kuff examines a couple of polls about current political attitudes in Texas.

SocraticGadfly explains why he is totally on board with the pending trade of Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Dos Centavos tells us about his successful Harris County vax portal registration.

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

The Dallas Observer discusses double masking.

Loren Steffy observes that the oil industry didn’t do so well under Donald Trump.

Grits for Breakfast expresses cautious optimism about new Travis County DA Jose Garza.

Equality Texas warns of the forthcoming legislative attack on trans kids.

Reform Austin reports from the first Senate Special Committee on Redistricting meeting.

Jef Rouner calls for a MAGA ban at fan conventions.

Mark Pitcavage explains the history of the word “sheeple”.

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 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.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance calls for a competent and compassionate response to Hurricane Laura as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff lauds Harris County going all in on expanding voting access, while noting the objections from the Secretary of State to the plan to send mail ballot applications to all registered voters.

DosCentavos points you to a post by researcher Angela Gutierrez regarding a Latino Decisions survey of Latino parents and the challenges they face as schools reopen.

SocraticGadfly talked about the Threes Sleezekeeters: — Abbott, Fallon, Springer — while having the latest updates and some prognostication on the SD 30 special election race.

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

Michelle Iracheta remembered Hurricane Rita as Laura was barreling in.

Jeff Balke breathed a huge sigh of relief at Houston’s luck in avoiding Laura.

Therese Odell watched the RNC so you didn’t have to.

Grits for Breakfast asks why the number of police shootings in Texas keeps going up.

Paradise in Hell channels Melania Trump.

Dan Solomon has some suggestions for ensuring that your vote counts this fall.