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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 published interviews with Democratic Congressional candidates Robin Fulford and Laura Jones.

SocraticGadfly talks about “vaccine losers” as the new “bivalent” boosters roll out.

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

Steve Vladeck explains why the appellate court ruling about top secret documents found at Mar-a-Lago was so devastating to Trump.

Amanda Marcotte analyzes how fascists recruit high school and college boys by appealing to their sexual insecurities.

Mark Pitcavage talks sovereign citizens and their use of harassing liens.

The Texas Jail Project would like you to know that the most commonly arrested charge resulting in cash bail is Possession Less Than a Gram.

Keri Blakinger tells a Texas prisoner’s story of incompetence and brutality after a high-profile escape.

The Bloggess gives her perspective as an indie book ship owner of the book banning hysteria.

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 another poll to dig into.

SocraticGadfly offers up a number of thoughts on the death of Ken Starr.

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

Reform Austin would like to dial down the rhetoric about which cities are “dangerous”.

The Texas Signal lists all the ways that having a Democratic Attorney General would make things better.

In The Pink Texas is ready to start reading all of Matt Krause’s banned books.

Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje counts the ways that Texas fails its kids.

Jessica Shortall resorted to quoting Sid Miller to rebut Greg Abbott’s nonsense about the border.

Amanda Marcotte explores the deeply racist roots of shipping migrants to other states under false pretenses.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance hummed a few bars of “God Save The Queen” as we compiled this week’s roundup. (Stace begs to differ. He was humming Mexico Lindo y Querido.)

Off the Kuff analyzes the latest poll of Texas and Harris County.

SocraticGadfly said Beto O’Rourke needs to fire himself as chief campaign strategist.

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

Texas 2036 warns that the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, could happen here.

The Texas Living Waters Project released a study showing how much water we lose in this state due to old infrastructure.

Texas Monthly gives a fond final farewell to Paul Burka.

The Texas Signal reports on the first day of school in Uvalde.

The TSTA Blog argues that it’s the disrespect for democracy that disqualifies so many Texas Republicans from holding office.

The Dallas Observer notes the Cards Against Humanity protest against anti-abortion laws.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy unofficial first week of autumn as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff comments on the Harris County versus the Comptroller situation.

Socratic Gadfly offers up complex, multi-sided obituary thoughts on a major international death, that being, of course Mikhail Gorbachev, and a major US social activist authorial one, Barbara Ehrenreich.

Stace tells us about National Science Foundation Grant to Texas State University which will study border migrant deaths.

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

Dr. Hannah Lebovitz relates a lovely story about a Jewish faith leader in Corsicana.

Your Local Epidemiologist has the Cliff notes on fall COVID boosters.

The 19th marks the first anniversary of SB8, the Texas vigilante bounty-hunter anti-abortion law, going into effect.

Texas 2036 previews the largest fund balance in our history.

The Observer talks to Librotraficante about combatting censorship.

D Magazine reports on some good First Amendment news.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

Yeah, we’re going to squeeze one more reference to “no confidential information in the Texas Progressive Alliance weekly roundup” before we (maybe) move on to another intro topic.

Off the Kuff is gobsmacked by the contradictory opinions coming from Ken Paxton about public access to ballots.

SocraticGadfly, this spring, was glad to see any non-Republican running for county judge in his very red area. But, based on the Democrat’s initial flier, he expects to undervote the race.

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

The Texas Living Waters Project suggests that key solutions to Texas’ water woes are simpler than we think.

John Hryhorchuk and Dr. Joyce Beebe extol the economic potential of state parks for rural areas.

Jef Rouner says we still need Congress to truly fix student loan debt.

Reform Austin introduces us to the Arabic version of “In God We Trust”.

Tom Bonier analyzes the recent trends in Texas voter registration.

In The Pink Texas is back, baby.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like to see more damage awards being given to Sandy Hook parents as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has updates on the voter purge lawsuit and one of the lawsuits against the big voter suppression law from last year.

SocraticGadfly offers a mini-roundup of thoughts on several recent Texas news items: Three Percenters, Alex Jones, TxDOT and Ike Dike.

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

Saliha Bayrak introduces you to Travis County Civil District Court Judge Maya Guerra Gamble.

Robert Rivard hopes to finally see justice for the family of Cameron Redus.

Juanita has a few more thoughts about that big trial in Austin. Amanda Marcotte also has some thoughts about it.

The Dallas Observer tells the story of Buc-ee’s and one of the guys from Jackass.

Space City Weather gives an early August update on the tropics and the likelihood of storm activity in the near future.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for the Former Guy to be charged with some crimes as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff would like more people to pay attention to the Republican quest for vengeance against anyone who has ever had anything to do with an abortion in Texas.

SocraticGadfly had two environmental-related posts of note last week. First, he observed that MBS essentially announced Saudi Arabia is at Peak Oil, or will be in a few years. Second, he had a series of observations on the ongoing heat and drought, combined with a review of a new book on Freon and cooling.

Stace points to APs report on deadly migrant chases by South Texas law enforcement as a cause for lockdown fatigue in Uvalde schools.

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

The Texas Observer tells the story of Haley Carter and the Friendswood Fourth of July parade.

Juanita is not impressed with her current Congressman.

Raise Your Hand Texas discusses the Texas teacher workforce challenge.

The Dallas Observer lists five really dumb song selections by political campaigns.

Robert Rivard finds a lot of blame to spread around for the Uvalde massacre.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance remains overwhelmed by the news but brings you weekly roundups anyway.

Off the Kuff has the first fully post-Dobbs poll to analyze.

SocraticGadfly calls out the “Deep in the Heart” Texas wildlife film for Texas exceptionalism and greenwashing, among other things.

Stace gives us his take on the FLOTUS taco controversy and how Dems lose opportunities to capture Latino votes.

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And here are some posts from other Texas blogs.

Mark Pitcavage corrects the title of a new HBO show.

The TSTA blog reminds us that a revenue windfall for Texas is only good news for public schools if the Legislature sees fit to make it good for them.

The Dallas Observer notes that the Texas Secretary of State is still a Big Lie aficionado.

The Austin Chronicle sums up Ken Paxton’s latest threat to society.

Steve Vladeck documents how the state of Texas has hand-picked the judges hearing most of its 27 challenges to Biden administration policies.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance mourns the victims of yet another mass shooting as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff discusses the two most recent polls of the Governor’s race.

Stace ruminates (sort of) on his Thoughts on Viernes about migrant deaths, Abbott’s border boondoggle, and the latest on COVID-19.

Written on the just-passed Fourth, SocraticGadfly offers an expanded book review of “Oh Say Can You Hear, with an in-depth, nuanced take on the National Anthem, including the controversial third verse, and on Francis Scott Key.

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

Grits for Breakfast covers the history of prosecuting abortion charges in Texas, and notes that the criminal justice reform movement is ill-suited to handle this development.

James Moore delves into the mind of Greg Abbott.

Texas 2036 warns of the wildfire risk this year.

Robert Rivard reminds us that the Highland Park mass shooter, like the Uvalde mass shooter, could have been stopped before they went on their rampages.

Jay Jordan reported on a Houston anti-fascist group protecting a family drag show against anti-LGBTQ disrupters.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy Fourth of July despite it all as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff discussed a tempoarary reprieve for some abortion providers in Texas, and the valiant but fruitless promise that some state District Attorneys have made to not prosecute abortion-related “crimes”.

SocraticGadfly has a full background on that “I wanted to go play ice hockey” Putin-Macron phone call.

Stace tells us that recent migrant deaths were caused by a broken political system. It’s not a new thing.

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

Lisa Gray offers some advice for people who need an abortion, or might need one some day.

G. Elliott Morris corrects some bad math in that AP story about people changing their voter registration.

Steve Vladeck proposes Congress take more of a role in shaping SCOTUS’ docket.

Mary Lynn Pruneda lists the key highlights of the 2021-22 Texas STAAR results.

Therese Odell reviews what she missed while she was on vacation.