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Texas Progressive Alliance October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance  reminds everyone that early voting is now underway as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has one more poll of Texas to discuss.

BossKitty at TruthHugger has mixed feelings about the extravaganza of F1 Circuit of the Americas and what it’s doing to the sleepy little community of Elroy Texas and Cedar Creek, who will see little benefit for many years. The Road to Elroy For F1 Wheeler Dealers. Why do Corporations decide what news Americans need to hear and see, I can’t understand why such a significant American news story was first discovered on Al Jazeera Foreign News and HuffPo Get What American News Media Misses. At the last minute, after watching the talking heads on American Media gotta share this. OpEd: Hey Ya’ll, We Are NOT Electing A President.

This week WCNews at Eye on Williamson posted about the “Wal-Mart-ization” of transportation in Texas, Profit, greed and ideology.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is just disgusted with Greg Abbott and his Republican cronies pandering to the people who want to force their religion on every American person.

The passing of Sen. Mario Gallegos will set off a scramble to lay claim as his successor in the Texas Senate, writes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Neil at Texas Liberal offered up a list of Green Party candidates on the ballot in Texas in 2012. Neil said it is at least worth a look to give Greens a thought as Texas Democrats offer another lackluster effort in 2012, and as our politcal system increasingly seems unable to deal with the most important questions of long-term job creation and climate change.

Libby Shaw writes about Rick Perry’s latest mission – promoting Romney in Colorado. That should turn out real well for him. Check out Rick Perry To Go to Colorado to Promote Mitt Romney at TexasKaos.

Texas History for the Week of October 21 – 27

October 21
Robert McKee, El Paso contractor, dies (1964)
New oil well starts Ranger boom (1917)
First bank in Texas founded (1822)
October 22
Death of Lady Bird’s father (1960)
Chaos wanes as Houston administration replaces ad interim government (1836)
Students riot at Waller Creek (1969)
October 23
First Texas Cavalry, USA, embarks on Rio Grande campaign (1863)
Abilene replaces Buffalo Gap as seat of Taylor County (1883)
Plane crashes into religious shrine (1970)
October 24
Austin African-American colleges merge (1952)
Llanos-Cárdenas expedition begins mapping Matagorda Bay (1690)
Pioneer German authors killed by Indians (1845)
October 25
“Star Trek” creator beamed from Earth (1991)
Texas State Fair opens in Dallas (1886)
Up-and-down entrepreneur Franklin Shaeffer dies (1886)
October 26
Camp Gates established in Coryell County (1849)
First football game played at Cotton Bowl (1930)
Texas native dies in heroic action (1944)
October 27
Pride of Galveston launched in Scotland (1877)
Pioneering panoramic photographer dies (1986)
Company chartered to connect Texas and Brazil by rail (1891)

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