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The Texas Progressive Alliance February 4, 2013

February 4, 2013


The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the Baltimore Ravens on their Super Bowl win as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff reports on yet another study that shows the benefits of expanding Medicaid in Texas that will be ignored by our leaders.

BossKitty at TruthHugger needs a break from writing about neglected matters in Texas, America and the World. Since we elect leaders to represent corporate interests that live on another planet, we must do our best individually and locally. BossKitty Takes A Sabbatical.

The roster of progressive blogs in Texas got a little thinner this past week. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs laments the state of the blogosphere but reminds his friends and enemies that they are not likely to see him go away any time soon.

We can’t fix what’s broke, until we know what’s wrong. WCNews at Eye on Williamson tells us, Here is what’s the matter with Texas.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is just disgusted with Ted Cruz and rapist-enabler John Cornyn.

Neil at Texas Liberal says Martin Luther King would have been sad to see young people marching off as if to war at a parade in his name.

At TexasKaos, Libby Shaw talks about Turning A Vast Crony Capitalist Red Wasteland Blue. Is it possible we can turn Rickland into a modern progressive state? Check it out.

Texas History for the Week of  February 3 – 9

February 3, 2013 – Iraq War vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL  Just a note, all the good guys had guns. One good guy turned bad. Waiting for comment by the NRA!

February 03
Teenage idol Buddy Holly dies in plane crash (1959)
Republic authorizes mercantile firm to issue money (1841)
Coastal brewery serves up a cold one (1896)
February 04
La Bahía becomes Goliad (1829)
Republic of Texas authorizes ill-fated Peters colony (1841)
Hero from Rio Grande valley dies in Vietnam (1968)
February 05
Commission established to plan Central National Road (1844)
Snakebite pioneer succumbs (1955)
The Republic of Texas passes legislation regarding free African Americans (1840)
February 06
First Czech newspaper in Texas (1879)
Virginia Point enlivened by railroad bridge to Galveston Island (1860)
Frenchman, considered a troublemaker by the Spanish, dies in prison (1756)
February 07
Seguin incorporates (1853)
Cowboy, author, and detective born on Texas coast (1855)
Transfer of command misfires in Republic of Texas army (1837)
February 08
Last Franciscan in early Texas relinquishes missions (1830)
Violence presages end of notorious red-light district (1887)
Brewster County exposes “dummy town” (1910)
February 09
NAACP leader born in Round Rock (1902)
Renowned jazz saxophonist dies (1939)
Texas pays beef bill, twelve years late (1854)

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