The Texas Progressive Alliance is happy there’s no hint of any special sessions to come as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Letters from Texas explains how a recent ruling in a North Carolina redistricting case may bode well for Texas’ plaintiffs.
SocraticGadfly, reading about a new study that claims classical psychological conditioning during sleep can reduce racist tendencies, has two thoughts: it’s either too good to be true, or, if it has real and lasting change, it’s probably got an element of Clockwork Orange.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is glad McAllen ISD and others are taking care to feed children during the summer.
Do you think Greg Abbott’s first legislative session as governor was a success or a failure? PDiddie at Brains and Eggs wants to know.
Nonsequiteuse missed the Houston Mayoral Candidates Arts and Culture Forum, but it got her thinking about getting arts organizations out of their silos and engaged as advocates for progressive change.
On her long road seeking the Presidency, one of Hillary Clinton’s greatest challenges will be to re-create the infamous Coalition of 2008. This week at Houston’s Texas Southern University, she worked hard to mend some fences, and shared some important views on Voting Rights.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Texas Watch celebrated its victories from the legislative session.
Grits can’t wait to see if the state’s new junk science writ will be interpreted broadly or not.
The Texas Election Law Blog asks if our government is supposed to represent everyone, or just everyone who is allowed to vote.
The Texas Living Waters Project warns of a new environmental danger to the Brazos River.
Molly Cox bemoans low voter turnout in San Antonio.
Keep Austin Wonky explains how percentage-based homestead exemptions help fuel inequality.
Paradise in Hell is not impressed by Rick Perry 2016.
Texans for Public Justice and Public Citizen call Greg Abbott “just plain wrong” on the matter of dark money and disclosure.
Texas Vox managed to find a few small rays of hope from the legislative session.
Equality Texas produced its report card for the 84th Legislature.