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Texas Progressive Alliance November 5, 2012

November 5, 2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates another Election Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff asks whether Texas Latinos are like Latinos elsewhere or not.

Harris County is a swing county based on the numbers from the experts, and whomever can get those who haven’t voted early to the polls on Tuesday will likely eke out a very close win… if PDiddie at Brains and Eggs (and the two experts) can be believed.

BossKitty at TruthHugger could not resist the significance of eye opening events reinforcing climate change discussions along the East Coast of the United States. URGENT: Impending Health Crisis After Sandy Maybe the Tea-Publican mantra about “Entitlements” can be redefined now “Evil” Entitlements Soar As Hurricane Sandy Redraws America’s Map.

WCNews at Eye on Williamson says the problem with education is not how we finance it, it’s poverty - Poverty and public education.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders why the mail-in ballots are so heavy, voters must be reassured that they will be delivered regardless of postage.

Neil at Texas Liberal wrote that Texas House District 134 Republican incumbent Sarah Davis is a Tea Party extremist. Neil sure hopes that Ms. Davis will lose this Tuesday to Democrat Ann Johnson.

Texas History for the Week of  November 5

The entire week is filled with multiple dramas from the 2012 Election to the Super Storm Hurricane Sandy and the Domino Effect of closing down the East Coast of the USA.  How does this effect Texas? Besides the inconvenience of transportation cancellations, East Coast Government operations closed down, Texas contractors are salivating at the idea of sending Disaster Recovery workers to the North East to profit from cleanup and repair.

November 04
Texas lumberman born (1836)
Texans engage Mexican force in battle of Lipantitlán (1835)
Dance Queen is Born (1906)
November 05
Bentsens move to Texas (1918)
Johnny Horton dies (1960)
Border between Texas and Louisiana declared Neutral Ground (1806)
November 06
Castaways begin amazing journey (1528)
Forerunner of Daughters of the Republic of Texas founded (1891)
Silver-tongued orator murdered in Rio Grande City (1906)
November 07
The Consultation takes a step toward the Texas Declaration of Independence (1835)
Two key Texas amendments passed (1972)
San Antonio lawman and folk painter expires (1902)
November 08
The circus comes to town! (1852)
Ferguson Forum begins publication (1917)
Cavalry column discovers German sisters in Cheyenne camp (1874)
November 09
Texas Institute of Letters holds first meeting (1936)
Oblate missionary begins final tour (1872)
Pioneer Texas inventor born in New York (1801)
November 10
Battle of Stone Houses (1837)
The President’s Ranch Trail is dedicated to LBJ (1967)
Mexican War memoirist and rogue dies (1908)

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