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Texas Progressive Alliance June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone had a happy Father’s Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff did an interview with State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Republicans’ top target in November.

WCNews at Eye on Williamson says the Texas GOP is getting set to raise taxes on working and middle classes Texans again, Here comes the next wave in the assault on health care & public education in Texas.

Refinish69 at Doing My Part For The Left can only say WTF??? Has the entire Country lost its mind?

Neil attended a march of Houston janitors looking for nothing more than a more fair wage for the work they do. This post has two videos of the arrest of one of these peaceful marchers by aggressive Houston police officers on horseback.

At TexasKaos, lightseeker points out that, all of a sudden somebody at the national level gets it, the Dems have NO Brand! Check it out It’s The Branding Stupid!

Texas History: Week of June 18

 
 
German church sues for return of art treasures (1990)
Historic ranch formed by partnership of legendary pioneers (1876)
Southwest Airlines takes to the air (1971)
June 19
 
Belated emancipation forms the basis for Juneteenth celebrations (1865)
Texas congressman calls Mexican president a “spineless cactus” (1919)
“Cowboys’ Christmas Ball” published (1890)
June 20
 
Fort Clark established at Las Moras Springs (1852)
Texas senator delivers speech against martial law (1870)
Feudists intensify conflict by lynching (1874)
June 21
 
Famous trial lawyer born in log cabin (1902)
Kate Ward begins her career as first river steamer on the Colorado (1845)
American Revolution reaches Texas (1779)
June 22
 
Mexican general investigates Texans’ restiveness (1832)
Medical center for veterans opens in Kerrville (1921)
Austin Colony settlers clash with Karankawas (1824)
June 23
 
Pilot Wiley Post circles the earth to make aviation history (1931)
Provisional government declares Texas independence (1819)
Monument honors Alabama Indian subchief (1990)
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