The Texas Progressive Alliance is always ready for voting to begin as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Over two million Texas voters from the 2008 Democratic primary — and eight million who were registered to vote in 2012’s general election — have not shown up to cast a ballot. Texas is NOT a conservative state; it’s a non-voting state. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has the details on what it will take for Texas to turn blue, and the numbers don’t offer much encouragement.
Neil at All People Have Value admired turtles and a fish seemingly doing well in not very clean water in Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. These creatures recall the fact that people not only can thrive in a rough environment, they can also shape surroundings for the better. All People Have Value is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Texas Clean Air Matters calls on the state to work with the EPA.
The Feminist Justice League shows some love for Sen. Leticia Van de Putte.
The Texas Green Report cheers a study showing Texas among the nation’s leaders in solar-related jobs.
Christopher Hooks wants Dan Patrick and Julian Castro to have that debate about immigration already.
Lone Star Q salutes outgoing Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns.
Mustafa Tameez analyzes NASA’s Tea Party Primary in CD36.
Battleground Texas had an amazingly successful event at Rice University for Wendy Davis.
And finally, the TPA congratulates Noel Freeman for a long awaited and much deserved second chance.