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The Texas Progressive Alliance January 21, 2013

January 21, 2013


The Texas Progressive Alliance  wishes President Obama all the best at the start of his second term as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at the January finance reports for SD06 candidates.

Out of fairness alone the areas that had to sacrifice during the bad times, should be taken care of first once good times return. But, as WCNews at Eye on Williamson points out, that’s unlikely to change without a lot of public pressure, The budget, fear, and ideology.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know that Blake Farenthold and his fellow Texas Republicans voted against hurricane Sandy relief. Do hurricanes or tornadoes ever hit Texas? Too bad for us.

The Asshats on Parade, sponsored by PDiddie’s Brains and Eggs, included Lance Armstrong, Dick Cheney, Manti Te’o, and Ed Emmett.

BossKitty at TruthHugger almost decided to skip writing an article this week, the number of exploiters in high places is too overwhelming America’s Disappointing Role Models.

Secession fun for everyone this week at McBlogger!

Neil at Texas Liberal posted his 6th annual updated Martin Luther King Reading & Reference List. It is the best such resource on the web.

Texas History for the Week of  January 20 – 26

January 20
Heroism of the “Texas Division” (1944)
Professor begins distinguished career at Southwestern University (1879)
First issue of San Antonio Light published (1881)
Cofounder of Irish colony murdered (1853)
January 21
Sid Richardson Hall dedicated (1971)
Charitable foundation begins bumpy journey (1960)
Mason County courthouse burns (1877)
“Know-Nothings” abandon secrecy, meet in Austin (1856)
January 22
Fifty Cent Act repealed (1883)
Supreme Court legalizes abortion (1973)
First steamboat reaches Houston (1837)
State supreme court rules new school funding system unconstitutional (1991)
January 23
Domingo Terán de los Ríos appointed first governor of Texas (1691)
Ill-fated Spanish mission established (1762)
Confederates hang former Texas senator as traitor (1863)
January 24
“Tri-Cities” finally unite as Baytown (1948)
Reformist Freedmen’s Bureau superintendent replaced (1867)
Famous former slave dies at the hands of Indians (1871)
January 25
Death of “Cattle King” touches off family financial scandal (1919)
First church meeting in Texas (1834)
Lone Star heraldry (1839)
Isleño leader dies (1779)
January 26
Republic passes homestead law, sets aside land for education (1839)
Republic of Texas charters Houston and Brazos Rail Road (1839)
First piece of McDade pottery produced (1893)
Murphy earns Medal of Honor (1945)

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