The Texas Progressive Alliance welcomes the unofficial beginning of summer as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff takes a look behind the scenes at the deal struck between Houston’s Metro and US Rep. John Culberson.
Lightseeker at Texas Kaos injects a little Colbert humor into his piece about craven Texas politicians that run away from crucial issues that will impact our future whether we like it or not. Knowing how the Titanic Passengers felt…
Socratic Gadfly discusses how Pew Research’s latest religious survey is another reason Democrats shouldn’t make demographic assumptions about voters, in this case, Hispanic/Latino ones.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders how republicans can ignore real needs, promote xenophobia and violate labor standards for the DPS with one act.
Neil at All People Have Value took a walk in Houston Freedman’s Town and in Galveston. He took good pictures. Everyday life is fun and interesting if you make some effort and look around. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
From WCNews at Eye on Williamson. Damn near everyone knows that our political systems are rigged. Those on the left those on the right and everyone in between. That frustration is being shown in many different ways all over the political spectrum. Where Left And Right Come Together – Our Political System Is Rigged.
‘Mr. Tesla’, according to Rep. Senfronia Thompson, was one of the biggest losers so far in the Texas Lege’s 84th session. But so has been Rep. Senfronia Thompson, according to PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
From Drake’s star-studded Houston Appreciation Weekend to the historic opening of two new light rail lines, Texas Leftist can say in earnest that it was a great week to be in the Bayou City.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Austin Bakes is fundraising for Nepal.
Juanita wonders what it would take to stem the open carry tide.
Paradise in Hell points out that the “Texas Miracle” has a lot in common with the “North Dakota Miracle”.
RG Ratcliffe interviews conservative video hucksters Hannah Giles and Joseph Basel.
Texas Clean Air Matters wants to know why our state’s leadership is more concerned about the success other states than they are about Texas.
Mark Bennett examines the criminal defense situation in Waco following the Twin Peaks shootings.
The Texas Election Law Blog highlights an actual case of alleged vote fraud in Weslaco, which like every other case of vote fraud we’ve seen would not have been prevented by voter ID.
Mike Collier notes that taxes are going up while schools and roads are going down.
Today’s feature photo is of Downtown Houston taken from the recently transfigured Buffalo Bayou Park. Let’s hope our city and new park recover quickly from this week’s historic flooding!