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Texas Progressive Alliance December 10 2012

December 10, 2012


The Texas Progressive Alliance is waiting for Rick Perry to call the special election in SD06 as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Even though the economy in Texas has improved the next legislative session will be very similar to the last. WCNews at Eye on Williamson has this take, Thoughts on the upcoming session.

BossKitty at TruthHugger knows Texas is still among the United States of America … until further notice. The DOHA COP18 Conference established only legally-binding plan for combating global warming. The big players, the US (including Texas), EU and China accepted the agreement with varying degrees of reservation. They have stopped short of accepting responsibility for damage caused by climate change. Reluctance and Reality at DOHA Climate Change Conference.

Off the Kuff notes the next step of the redistricting lawsuit has begun.

The legacy of Jack Brooks, who served southeast Texas in Congress for 42 years, is remembered by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know that the oligarchs have brought their propaganda outfit ‘Fix the Debt’ to Texas.

Neil at Texas Liberal noted that Houston Mayor Annise Parker is forwarding possible incidents of misconduct by Houston police officers to the federal government for review. This oversight is welcome as there have been a number of recent cases of Houston police either shooting or using significant levels of force on unarmed persons.

Texas History for the Week of   December 9 – 15

December 09
Founder of Negro National League dies (1930)
Juan de Ugalde is born in Spain (1729)
Martín de Alarcón appointed governor of Texas (1716)
December 10
Early female land promoter and diplomat goes down with the ship (1878)
The New York and Texas Land Company begins operation (1879)
Lamar inaugurated as president of the Texas Republic (1838)
Dan Blocker born (1928)
December 11
Black farmers form union (1886)
Lipan chief captured and brought to Bexar (1737)
Diplomat of the Republic arrives in Mexico (1839)
Future Broadway star born in Weatherford (1913)
December 12
Fiery preacher denounces professor (1930)
Toonerville Trolley opens for business (1910)
Red Rovers leave for Texas (1835)
December 13
Moore leads sortie of Texas Navy (1841)
Spanish mapping expedition heads for Texas (1777)
Texas Workers’ Compensation Act passed (1989)
Award-winning Texas author commits suicide (1956)
December 14
League formed to help Mexican-American children (1934)
Republic licenses doctors (1837)
Leonard Brothers opens in Fort Worth (1918)
Founder of Negro Fine Arts School dies (1978)
December 15
Elite cavalry regiment enters Texas (1855)
Wealthiest signer of Declaration of Independence arrives in Texas (1834)
John Woodward appointed Texas consul general to New York (1836)
Railroad runs excursion train to lure settlers (1887)



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