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Texas Progressive Alliance November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance  wishes everyone a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff took a look at how Latinos voted in Texas and how ted Cruz did in and in Harris County.

BossKitty at TruthHugger learned a new word. NATECH describes how toxic materials mix together after disasters. Hurricane Sandy The NATECH Disaster.

Rick Perry and the Texas wing nuts are back at it again. WCNews at Eye on Williamson shows us that no matter the economic situation their game plan is the same – cut government lower taxes on the wealthy, and the rest of us be damned – Perry and the wing nuts getting back to work.

Rick Perry and David Dewhurst are driving right past those red “Wrong Way” signs straight toward another legislative ’emergency’ in search of a problem. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs observes that if peeing in a cup is suddenly such a high priority, perhaps the governor and lieutenant governor would like to go first.

Neil at Texas Liberal wrote about when it is best to thaw your Thanksgiving turkey in a post that also included a link to recipes for an all-veggie Thanksgiving.

Texas History for the Week of  November 18 – 24

On November 18, 2012 –  F1 brings powerful cars, people and parties to Austin

Circuit of the Americas timeline  –   interactive timeline to learn about key events in the development of Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

As F1 reaches a crescendo, a traffic test remains  –  More than 100,000 spectators are expected to attend the 1 p.m. race on Sunday, and most will be leaving after the finish, possibly creating long lines on the roads surrounding the circuit.

Hamilton wins inaugural Austin Grand Prix

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton defended his U.S. Grand Prix title in Austin on Sunday, crossing the finish line ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel at Circuit of the Americas.

The Road to Elroy For F1 Wheeler Dealers

November 18
National Women’s Conference begins in Houston (1977)
Cavalry column launched against Panhandle Indians (1868)
Charles Morgan introduces steamship service to Texas (1837)
Wharton promoted to brigadier general (1862)
November 19
Mormons arrive in Texas (1845)
World War I Medal of Honor winner dies (1979)
Houston joins church (1854)
November 20
Secretary of State recommends republic grant copyrights (1837)
Texas heroes at Tarawa (1943)
Texas writer confronts SMU isolationists (1941)
Alleged attack on Fort Ringgold draws machine-gun fire (1899)
November 21
Robertson party sets out from Tennessee to explore Leftwich grant (1825)
McMurry College charter signed (1921)
Hispanic women’s organization founded (1987)
Thin Gravy, christened with milk, becomes Truman (1945)
November 22
President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas (1963)
Stephen F. Austin hires builder (1821)
Austin College incorporated (1849)
“Father of Houston Heights” dies (1933)
November 23
Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art opens in Fort Worth (1982)
Park with seventy-foot-high sand dunes opens to public (1957)
Self-styled Baron de Bastrop born in Dutch Guiana (1759)
Houston surgeon performs first successful coronary artery bypass (1964)
November 24
Republic of Texas authorizes Texas Rangers (1835)
Antisocialist newspaper publisher born in Ohio (1878)
Boles Home opens its doors (1924)
“King of Ragtime” born (1868)

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