The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone -- even Ted Cruz -- is dry and safe as it brings you this week's roundup of lefty blog posts from our rather soaked Lone Star State.
Off the Kuff reviewed how several bad bills met their end in the waning days of the legislative session.
Letters from Texas worries about the possible effect of the Supreme Court taking up the latest Texas redistricting case.
Lightseeker at Texas Kaos shines a bright light on the woeful lack of responsible, adult leadership among some in the Texas Legislature: Texas Legislators Who Put the Child in Childish.
Socratic Gadfly, with a hat tip to a fellow TPA blogger and his favorite name for a certain Southern senator, killed the birds of both Rick Santorum and another possible GOP candidate.
Hillary Clinton visits Houston on Thursday to collect an award and raise funds, notes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is appalled at the level of racism and xenophobia exhibited by Texas Republicans who deny birth certificates to Texans born to not properly documented mothers.
From WCNews at Eye on Williamson: There are many Texans that need a government that works for them and not just for business, corporations and wealthy campaign donors. It's been a windfall for business, and scraps for the rest of us.
Egberto Willies indicates that America needs more from Hillary Clinton at this stage than 'listening and learning', while McBlogger takes a swipe at Bernie Sanders.
The Lewisville Texan Journal posted about the flooding in North Texas, while Neil at All People Have Value said that floods in Houston forced people to yield some habitat to wildlife, if only for a brief time. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
The Queso documents flood effects in Wimberley and rounds up a bunch of flood-related resources for those who need them.
Eric Berger tries to explain where all that rain came from.
Offcite has ten of the major changes to I-45 wrapping around downtown Houston that you might not have been aware of.
Free Press Houston recapped the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, which included a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Texas Vox celebrates an expansion of homeowners' solar rights.
Ashton Garcia advocates for gender-neutral bathrooms.
The SA Current introduces us to "Mansplainer: The Statue".
RG Ratcliffe reminds us that the Lege is hoarding $18 billion of our money.
jobsanger sees the Texas Senate's emphasis on bigotry in this past session.
And Chris Hooks took note of one of the stranger bonds formed during the 84th Session: The Texas Observer and Dr. Steven Hotze.