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The Texas Progressive Alliance December 17, 2012

December 17, 2012

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The Texas Progressive Alliance sends its deepest condolences to the people of Newtown as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff says that the voters have done a pretty good job of imposing term limits on the Legislature.

BossKitty at TruthHugger asks when is enough enough? What is it with sick white boys?

Governor “Fetal Pain” finally called the special election in SD-6, and some candidates jumped in and some are staying out. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has the latest.

It’s unlikely that the candidate of the”middle of the road” business/corporate interests for Texas House Speaker, aka Joe Straus, will lose. But Texas Democrats should have some fun with the race for Speaker anyway,  In race for Speaker Democrats should stir the pot, says WCNews at Eye on Williamson.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme was surprised to find out that RedState hates Texans for Lawsuit Reform, too.

Neil at Texas Liberal wrote about the real St. Nicholas. He might have had a hard time in Texas as he was against the death penalty.

Texas History for the Week of   December 16 – 22

December 16
Texas Railroad, Navigation, and Banking Company chartered (1836)
Future Texas governor born in Georgia (1861)
Sul Ross takes command of Confederate cavalry brigade (1863)
Republic of Fredonia stillborn in Nacogdoches (1826)
December 17
“John Henry Faulk Show” debuts on WCBS (1951)
Mexican governor born in San Antonio (1778)
J. J. Schott opens Galveston pharmacy (1867)
December 18
Bad Hand diagnosed as insane (1883)
Texas Rangers “rescue” Cynthia Ann Parker (1860)
Conjunto legend dies (1984)
Pioneer Hertz brothers arrive in Nacogdoches (1829)
December 19
San Antonio presents grievances to Mexican state legislature (1832)
Somervell expedition disbands (1842)
Albany jail reopens as a museum (1980)
Rival Lubbock County towns consolidate (1890)
December 20
Duval County Democratic leader shot, opening door for Parr dynasty (1907)
Driskill Hotel opens in Austin (1886)
Garrison at Goliad declares independence (1835)
Congress approves the Post Office Department of the Republic of Texas (1836)
December 21
Legislature establishes Frontier Regiment (1861)
Political boss Jim Wells dies (1923)
Governor Wood takes office (1847)
Legislature passes act to encourage transcontinental railroad through Texas (1853)
December 22
General Land Office established (1836)
Escaped POW William Dyess resumes flying and dies in plane crash (1943)
National Wildflower Research Center opens on Lady Bird’s birthday (1982)
First Texas-German church services held in Houston (1839)

Trust me, you will still have to take out the garbage, pay your bills and clean the cat box on December 22.

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