Monday, February 09, 2015

The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance is enjoying the pre-spring thaw and happy not to be shoveling snow as it brings you this week's roundup of the best of the left of Texas from last week.

Off the Kuff provides his four part Houston mayoral manifesto for the 2015 election.

Letters from Texas turns the blog over to Russ Tidwell for an update on redistricting litigation and the question the judges in San Antonio will be ruling on.

lightseeker at Texas Kaos takes Fox "News" to task for its fear mongering, distortion and misrepresentation in The Fear and Hate Chronicles.

WCNews at Eye on Williamson thinks it's astounding how little Texans care about corporations wasting their money. Privatization corruption is common in Texas.

The games people play with money when they are our elected representatives in Austin gets more disgusting by the legislative session. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs really thinks there's got to be a better way to run state government than with the wheels greased by the lobbyists.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes state Sen. Larry Taylor is so insulated within the Republican bubble he brags about giving the insurance industry perks at the expense of Texans.

Neil at All People Have Value wrote about the rip current warning sign on the beach in Galveston. Sometimes we do have to swim against the tide. All People Have Value is part of

Dos Centavos underscored the strong support expressed by William McRaven, the new UT chancellor, for the Texas Dream Act.

Egberto Willies posts the demand letter to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas issued by the commoners to the lords.

Bluedaze has the reports that point to fracking wells as the source of North Texas earthquakes.

Texas Vox eulogizes Public Citizen activist Hillary Corgey.

And Texas Leftist had a story about the revival of shotgun houses in Houston.


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

Lone Star Ma puts out a call to action to oppose the so-called Teacher's Protection Act, H.B. 868.

The TSTA Blog calls vouchers "a tuition break at your expense".

Cody Pogue reviews "Building a Better Teacher".

Socratic Gadfly calls out Bernie Sanders for playing the military appropriations game in Vermont.

Cherise Rohr-Allegrini catalogs the latest measles outbreak and proselytizes for vaccinations.

Charlotte Vaughan Coyle stands -- as a Christian, a person of faith, and a pastor -- with her Muslim neighbors and all people who work for justice, peace and reconciliation.

Concerned Citizens reports from the first mayoral debate in San Antonio.

Sole of Houston was on the scene as the United Steelworkers Union strikers picketed Shell's downtown Houston offices.

The Texas Observer listed the winners and losers in the Texas House committee assignments.

Free Press Houston calls Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia an opportunist against the immigrant community.

State Impact Texas wants to know where the water projects are that have requested $5.5 billion in state loans.

And Fascist Dyke Motors commends a brave girl who asked for help.

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