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Texas Progressive Alliance December 31, 2012

December 31, 2012

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The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year as it brings you this week’s roundup.

The filing deadline has passed for the special election in SD06, and Off the Kuff discusses the eight candidates that have filed to run in that race.

Texas’ budget decisions have always been made with what is best for corporations, big business, and the wealthy at the top of the list. WCNews at Eye on Williamson says It’s time we had a budget in Texas that puts the people of Texas first.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is relieved that this years is over: Good Riddance 2012.

The race to replace the late Sen. Mario Gallegos in the Texas Senate will have eight contestants. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs prognosticates.

Neil at Texas Liberal wrote about the silly Merry Christmas bill proposed by Texas State Rep. Dwayne Bohac. If Christmas and Jesus need a boost even here in Texas, then is it really Dwayne Bohac who will be coming to the rescue?

Texas History for the Week of   December 30January 5

December 30

Mayor of San Antonio indicted for misapplication of funds (1938)
Jury acquits traveling salesman of murder (1880)
Historian Gambrell dies (1982)
Anson Jones throws Duff Green out of Texas (1844)
December 31
Official Spanish census records 247 male and 167 female mulattoes (1792)
Birder’s paradise established (1937)
Armadillo World Headquarters closes its doors for good (1980)
Bluebonnet Bowl wilts as old year fades (1987)
January 01
Farmer sows tent colony (1906)
Texas governor shocks nation, appoints all-woman court (1925)
Confederates attack Union forces in Galveston (1863)
January 02
Western crooner Tex Ritter succumbs in country-music capital (1974)
Roger Miller born (1936)
Bonnie sculptor born (1890)
January 03
Presidio County established (1850)
General Kiddoo nixes Contract Law (1867)
Orphans get new home (1874)
Another bad day for A. J. Dorn (1884)
January 04
Versatile writer dies (1992)
Landscape artist Ida Weisselberg Hadra born in Castroville (1861)
Texas radio station sets country music standard (1923)
Black cowboy Bose Ikard dies (1929)
January 05
Naval fleet commander relieved on eve of World War II (1941)
Cooke County hamlet springs back after Indian raid (1865)
First telegraph company in Texas chartered (1854)
Pioneer Texas scientist born in Germany (1818)
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