Texas Progressive Alliance November 26 2012
The Texas Progressive Alliance is rested and ready after the holiday weekend as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff notes that for the second election in a row, the city of Houston voted 61% for President Obama. Keep that in mind the next time someone tries to tell you that Texas is Austin surrounded by a bunch of Republicans.
Success for Democrats in Williamson County has been few and far between in recent years, and has only come through hard work. WCNews at Eye on Williamson points out that little has changed, It won’t just happen…(continued).
Barack Obama’s re-election to the presidency, just as his first election, is defined in large measure by the pathetic quality of his competition. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs observes that while Republicans have only themselves to blame for their circumstances, maybe it’s time for the victors to help them work through their bitterness.
Neil at Texas Liberal said that the table of self-respect is always set. The question is will people show up?
|Texas gives up nonexistent New Mexico counties (1850)|
|Last recorded flight to Johnson’s Ranch (1943)|
|First Texas Navy created (1835)|
|Edward House meets presidential candidate Woodrow Wilson (1911)|
|Philandering tycoon finds new El Dorado in East Texas (1930)|
|Kuykendall family enters Texas (1821)|
|Texans win Grass Fight (1835)|
|Legislature replaces Alton (pop. 1) as Denton County seat (1850)|
|Economy Furniture strike begins in Austin (1968)|
|Texas Presbytery organized at Sumner Bacon’s home (1837)|
|Distinguished Texas conductor dies on his birthday (1976)|
|Hispanic Texan earns Medal of Honor (1944)|
|Texas home for Confederate veterans chartered (1884)|
|Screwmen protest hiring of African Americans (1882)|
|Gideon Lincecum dies (1874)|
|Military historian Slam Marshall joins the army (1917)|