August 30, 2016

TX Progressives talk state elections, community newspapers

The Texas Progressive Alliance urges support for Louisiana flood victims as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff points out that at current levels of polling, Democratic statewide candidates in Texas have a legitimate shot at getting elected.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme knows Texas Republican racism, meanness and greed is behind the withholding of birth certificates to Hispanic children born in Texas.

Hearst's acquisition of nearly two dozen small newspapers circling the city of Houston points out one of the few bright spots in the industry, writes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs; the rise of community-based papers.

Socratic Gadfly, noting when all parties have "issues," defends Green Veep Ajamu Baraka from Swiftboating, while noting he opened himself to it by being a conspiracy theorist.

Bay Area Houston complains about Gilbert Pena in HD 144.

Dos Centavos eulogizes John Gabriel.

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

The Bloggess celebrates technology in parenting and friendship.

Grits for Breakfast calls for decarceration and closing prisons to reduce TDCJ's budget.

The TSTA Blog reminds us that campus miracle workers can only do so much with limited resources.

The Austin Chronicle posits nine reasons why Donald Trump came to Austin.

Better Texas Blog eulogizes Nelda Laney, wife of former State House Speaker Pete Laney.

The Schulenberg Forty-Eighter discusses how to fight oil pipelines.

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