The Texas Progressive Alliance January 14, 2013
The Texas Progressive Alliance is digging in for another long legislative session as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Cut taxes, create a structural deficit, cut education and the safety net which results in a surplus. Rinse and repeat. WCNews at Eye on Williamson wants to make sure everyone hasn’t forgotten the past, Do you remember how we got here?
As early voting began, Brains and Eggs had the most comprehensive coverage of the special election to replace the late Mario Gallegos in the Texas Senate. A post on the protest at TransCanada, two posts on Sylvia Garcia’s aggressive campaign against Carol Alvarado, a post on the candidate who boycotted one of the debates, and a post critical of the exceptionally lame media coverage of the election highlighted a busy week.
Over at TexasKaos, lightseeker gives you the skivvy on the educational funding issue including the latest lamebrain schemes from our Republican leaders. Check it out at : Texas Education-The Same Old Fools In Charge Part 2.
Neil at Texas Liberal posted that a grave with a view of traffic would be a fitting end to an urban Houston life.
Texas History for the Week of January 13 – 19
|Future scalp hunter enlists in army (1847)|
|“Red Fox of the Big Thicket” arrested for the first time (1939)|
|Rival cities cooperate to open gigantic airport (1974)|
|English noble dies in drunken debauch (1885)|
|Former governor Alan Shivers dies (1985)|
|War effort proceeds as huge Texas base is activated (1942)|
|Governor urges Texans to make sacrifices (1865)|
|Alianza Hispano-Americana founded (1894)|
|Texas Memorial Museum opens (1939)|
|Governor grasps at federal straw to stay in office (1874)|
|Company chartered to build road from Houston to Austin (1841)|
|Confederate veterans create orphanage (1867)|
|Prussian mapmaker retires from General Land Office (1899)|
|Historian Joe B. Frantz born (1917)|
|Church organized in Swedish community (1897)|
|A Prussian lens on South Tejas (1860)|
|Mexican Federalists declare independence at Laredo convention (1840)|
|First appearance of Popeye (1929)|
|Barbara Jordan dies (1996)|
|A Connecticut Yankee in Texas (1821)|
|Texas historian and author born in Cincinnati (1817)|
|Marshall University chartered (1842)|
|Populist farmer elected president of Texas Farmers’ Alliance (1887)|
|Scandal purges body politic (1971)|
|German school chartered in Austin (1858)|
|Huge state park opened to public (1991)|
|Waterloo approved as nl ofew capita Texas (1839)|
|Mosqueda robs railroad, becomes hero (1891)|