February 27, 2018

TX Progressives — get out and vote, and pay attention to other stuff

The Texas Progressive Alliance urges you to get out and vote in the Democratic primary as it brings you this week's roundup.

SocraticGadfly offers his take on the latest stupidity by former Morning News columnist Rod Dreher.

Stace says let the people vote! This, after DC insider outsiders creep into local races.

Neil at All People Have Value took note of a citizen-improved sign in a Houston neighborhood.

Brains and Eggs takes a look at the DCCC shenanigans that have hit the national fan in Houston’s Seventh Congressional District and offers his own high level of condemnation over the interference.

Lewisville Texan Journal takes on the back-and-forth over GOTV for teachers letters between Lewisville ISD and AG Ken Paxton.


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

Transgriot and Ashton Woods presents their lists of endorsed candidates.

Rice University Magazine honors the "crazy uncle" of the MOB, John "Grungy" Gladu.

Space City Weather explains why there are so many thunderstorms in the spring.

Tim McSweeny and Dan Brooks provide an update on the Waugh Bridge Bat Colony that was hit hard by Harvey.

The TSTA Blog calls out State Senators who underfund public education then deny having done so when it is pointed out.

Buzzfeed notes that poorer Texas students jailed for missing school often don’t come back.

The Dallas Observer notes that Texas Catholics are officially splitting, via pastoral letter, from several Protestant-driven Right to Light groups over the groups’ absolutism and attacks on Catholics for not supporting this.

Also at the Dallas Observer, Jim Schutze gives the latest evidence the Trinity Toll Road is officially dead — But could be replaced by something almost as dumb.

The Dallas Observer also notes how the U.S. Fifth Circuit’s ruling on bail issues in Houston will likely affect Dallas, in a similar situation right now.

R.G. Ratcliffe at Texas Monthly calls out the latest political stunt by Michael Q. Sullivan (Mucus) of Empower Texas as being below even his normal low standards.

And if Gov. Abbbott bigfooting against Sarah Davis in the HD-134 primary isn’t bad enough, The Guardian looks at antivaxxer Andrew Wakefield doing the same.

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