Well more than two thirds of the Texas Progressive Alliance thinks this legislative session is off to an inauspicious start as we bring you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff reviewed the state of play in the Mayor’s races in Houston and San Antonio.
light seeker at Texas Kaos writes a thought provoking article about how we can create a more inclusive prosperity and save democracy at the same time. The Great Progressivism Debate, Part 2.
The latest developments in the Houston mayoral contest posted by by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs had Adrian Garcia dropping hints and Chris Bell throwing his hat in.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is tired of Henry Cuellar acting like a crony capitalist Republican. Why can’t Cuellar represent his constituents?
From WCNews at Eye on Williamson. The 2/3rds in the Texas Senate is gone…oh well. That’s what happens when 60 percent of 30 percent “govern” our state.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Grits for Breakfast interviews Jeff Blackburn of the Innocence Project of Texas.
Texas Vox warns about the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) that Congress recently passed.
Dwight Silverman documents a year of living without cable.
Concerned Citizens contemplates the meaning of the MLK Day march and the #ReclaimMLK movement.
SciGuy has five can’t-miss space events for 2015.
The Lunch Tray concludes that new Ag Commissioner Sid Miller is being deliberately dishonest in his “cupcake amnesty” proclamations.
Minding Houston explains the current state of mental health funding in Texas.
Lisa Falkenberg pens the second-worst poem ever about the end of Rick Perry’s reign as Governor.
(This week’s photo feature is the McFarlane House in Richmond, Texas. Constructed in the 1880s, the home is now part of the Fort Bend Museum)