The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates all the winners of last week’s primary elections as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff explored the pros and cons of Universal Vote By Mail.
Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos argues that there are subtle tactics taking place at election polls, at least in Harris County, that discourage voter turnout. The Texas Blues: The More Subtle Aspects of Voter Suppression.
Socratic Gadfly says RIP to Ponzi-scheming fracking grifter Aubrey McClendon and his apparent suicide by vehicle.
So is Democratic turnout in primary elections to date up, or is it down? PDiddie at Brains and Eggs is asking for a friend.
This week’s Texas Primary went as expected for most races, but Texas Leftist was happy to see some history made as Democrat Jenifer Rene Pool became the first transgender candidate to win an election in Texas. With so much news dominated by Trump and Cruz, it’s great to have some Progress worth celebrating.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is sad to see the tuition at Texas public universities go up. Oligarchs pay low taxes and greedy lenders get more student debt payoffs. Republicans like the rich best.
Neil at All People Have Value visited the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
The TSTA Blog reminds us that elections especially have consequences for education.
The Lunch Tray interviews Sen. Debbie Stabenow on child nutrition.
BOR pens a letter of greeting to the new Travis County GOP Chair. And Newsdesk digs a few of the ads he’s placed in the Austin Chronicle from their archives.
Grits for Breakfast laments the results of the Republican primaries for the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Better Texas Blog explains the Texas coverage gap.
The Makeshift Academic assures us there will not be a contested convention.
Finally, the TPA maintains neutrality in the breakfast taco wars.
Today’s feature photo comes from the Prarie View Trail Riders making their annual ride to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The annual event is the largest rodeo in the world, and not only celebrates Texas’ rich history, but also paves the way for the nation’s future. The rodeo is expected to award over 25 million dollars in educational scholarships in 2016.
Guess we better saddle up!!
(photo credit: Pin Lin/ Forrest Photography)