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The Texas Progressive Alliance January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013


The Texas Progressive Alliance welcomes the 2013 Legislature and hopes that it actually tries to make Texas a better place as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff discusses what some new legislators are saying about education and the questions they should be but aren’t being asked.

The GOP is for more of the same and demonizing the poor and less fortunate, the Democrats are for finding reality-based solutions that help everyone get ahead. WCNews at Eye on Williamson points this out Fairness and equality (are) missing from Texas economy.

There were a few under-reported environmental developments in Texas last week, so PDiddie at Brains and Eggs reported on them.

BossKitty at TruthHugger had to laugh at the low brow War on Kwanzaa, then, got riled at the Sunday Morning talk shows, Drop the script written by bitter old men!

Over at Texas Kaos, Libby Shaw explains how Senator John Cornyn Threatens to Wreck Our Government. Check it out.

Neil at Texas Liberal posted that he left the woods for the safety of the city.

Texas History for the Week of  January 6 – 12

January 06
Actor Guinn Williams Jr. dies (1962)
Final bell rings for boxing promoter (1929)
Viceroy appoints Coronado to find Seven Cities of Cíbola (1540)
Revista Católica relocates to El Paso (1918)
January 07
Nazareth Academy opens (1867)
Big Brazos bridge opens in Waco (1870)
James Moreau Brown buys future site of Ashton Villa (1859)
January 08
Kickapoos rout Confederates in battle of Dove Creek (1865)
Prima ballerina Nana Gollner born (1919)
Legislature makes fence cutting a felony (1884)
Youthful Confederate spy executed at Little Rock by Union soldiers (1864)
January 09
Frontier icon Crockett loses election, heads for Alamo (1836)
Texas Academy of Science organized (1892)
Anson Jones commits suicide (1858)
Frank X. Tolbert dies (1984)
January 10
Houston honors philanthropist (1964)
Texas aviation leaders die in plane crash (1954)
Spindletop oilfield discovered (1901)
Black physician and civil rights leader born in Waskom (1894)
January 11
Black veteran honored for war bond sales (1945)
Texas troops captured at Arkansas Post (1863)
Confederate Navy sinks Yankee ship (1863)
January 12
Ambitious French colonization scheme fizzles (1841)
Unionist paper closes down (1861)
Vigilantes hang horse thief in Denison (1874)
Crusading El Paso newspaper folds (1886)

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