Texoblogosphere: Week of December 18th

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates Sen.-elect Doug Jones as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at the statewide and Harris County Democratic primary filings.

SocraticGadfly takes a look at candidate filings and backstory for the Texas Green Party.

After a shocking Democratic victory in Alabama, Texas Leftist is also left to wonder if something similar could happen for the Lone Star State. What lessons, if any, can be learned by the Doug Jones campaign, and could they apply to Texas? Here’s Part 1 of that question, with some surprising observations.

Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore was made possible by the surge of African American voters in Alabama, a trend Democrats in Texas and across the country would be wise to duplicate, blogs PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

EgbertoWillies.com: A touching exchange with a millennial who called into Politics Done Right.

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

Better Texas Blog reminds you that if you were affected by Hurricane Harvey, your deadline to enroll in an Obamacare insurance plan is December 31.

The Current gives you the heavy metal Christmas playlist you’ve been waiting for.

Nonsequiteuse warns of Republican dirty tricks in HD134.

Grits for Breakfast looks at the police union contract that was rejected by Austin City Council.

Gregory L. Fenves and Danny J. Anderson, presidents of UT-Austin and Trinity University, explain how the Republican tax plan will hurt higher education in Texas.

Nancy Sims eulogizes former Houston City Council member and longtime urban planner Peter Brown.

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