August 08, 2017

TX Progressives say RIP Mark White, mourn special session of #txlege

The Texas Progressive Alliance mourns the passing of Mark White, the Texas governor with the cojones to get "no pass, no play" through the Lege, along with other education issues, back when the Texas Legislature actually did stuff that mattered in a good way.

 Off the Kuff cast a critical eye at an article about Democratic recruitment for state offices.

Blake Farenthold doesn't just insult and demean female Republican Senators, he disses his own constituents by favoring oligarchs over Army employees. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme can't wait till he's former representative Farenthold.

In an environmental news roundup, SocraticGadfly wonders if the internal combustion engine's complexities will hasten its demise.

This fall, when someone asks if PDiddie at Brains and Eggs is ready for some football ... the answer will be no.

Neil at All People Have Value offered his guide to activism in the Age of Trump. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

Lewisville Texan Journal notes Lewisville ISD has joined the pushback against the Abbott-Goeb led attempt to overturn local control.

Jobsanger writes about the shame of the US lacking single-payer health care.

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

David Bruce Collins is recruiting Green Party candidates — and, more importantly, recruiting GP candidates who will, and to, run actual, professional, campaigns. (No more Brandon Parmers!)

Texas Freedom Network has an embarrassing-to-Republicans quote of the week roundup.

Michael Li explains how the Texas redistricting case might play out.

Grits for Breakfast sorts out the DPS crime lab fees situation.

Paradise in Hell wonders what the floor is for Donald Trump's approval rating.

The TSTA Blog calls for adult leadership in Austin.

Therese Odell wades into the latest revelations in the Seth Rich story.

Molly Glentzer pushes back against an article that had criticized Houston's mini murals program.

John Nova Lomax goes looking for the "real" Montrose.

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