January 25, 2016

TX Progressives look at local, state, national elections

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone stays safe in the snow as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff interviewed Harris County Sheriff candidates Ed Gonzalez and Jeff Stauber.

SocraticGadfly questions the mainstream media narrative that the GOP presidential race is down to a Trump-Cruz two person event with this analysis and has a follow-up skewering of the Trump-Palin fun coming.

State Sen. Rodney Ellis, state Rep. Garnet Coleman, three current and one former Houston city councilmen all want to take the place of the recently-departed Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee on the November ballot.  PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has the latest on the most highly contested 2016 race that you won't be eligible to vote for.

Of course the frackers are big GOP donors.  CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme knows that the Texas Republicans don't work for you.  They work for their rich buddies.

Neil at All People Have Value took a Martin Luther King Day picture of two different types of birds sharing space in peace. We could learn from these birds.   APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

Nonsequiteuse takes a look at Houston ISD's possible unnaming schools with names of Confederate heroes.

Texas Vox notes the EPA has a teleconference planned on fracking issues.

Texas Sharon has a roundup of other environmental news.


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

Keep Austin Wonky interviews Texas House candidate Huey Rey Fischer.

The Current advertises a movie screening to raise money for the Texas Civil Rights Project.

Texans for Public Justice filed a complaint with the FEC against Ted Cruz for his failure to report those Goldman Sachs and Citibank loans from 2012.

Anastasia Hansen tells you things you may not have known about Houston's bus system.

Progress Texas documents four decades of Texas abortion laws.

Prairie Weather discusses the meaning of the word "progressive."

Tyler Clevinger is appealing the slap on the hand of federal Judge Walter B. Smith Jr.

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