TPA Roundup – 3/4/2012
The Texas Progressive Alliance would never have made the mistake of advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show in the first place as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Do you know what March and April mean to Texas?
The Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the Delegates of the People of Texas in General Convention at the town of Washington on the 2nd day of March 1836.
On March 11, 1836 General Sam Houston arrived at Gonzales, Texas to take command of the Texas Army. He received word of the fall of the Alamo and would shortly learn of the defeat at Goliad. With 374 men, he began a 41 day retreat, recruitment and training adventure that would end with only an 18 minute battle, and the independence of Texas. Texas won its independence from Mexico after the victory at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.
The truce in the redistricting skirmishes last week produced lots of controversial results, and also one which cheered the hearts of non-Democrats and Republicans relating to third-party and independent candidates. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has elaboration.
Let there be no doubt, the health care system in Texas is a mess. WCNews at Eye On Williamson, has the deatails, By almost any measure, Texas has one of the worst health care systems in the nation.
Neil at Texas Liberal was in Cincinnati this week. Neil’s blog has a number of photos and observations from his trip.