TPA Roundup 8/20/2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still recovering from the weekend Back To School sales as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has an analysis of the Democratic legislative target list for 2012.

BossKitty at TruthHugger keeps waiting for any Candidate to stop mudslinging long enough to help Americans navigate the stresses caused by natural climate changes. America, the wasteful, can’t seem to find a Candidate brave enough to do anything but collect rewards from the same industries trashing America’s natural resources. America is consumed by Greed, Denial and Bad Water.

Our transportation infrastructure is being starved and will only cost more in the long run. WCNews at Eye on Williamson writes that The cost of neglect keeps rising.

PDiddie at Brains and Eggs began his November endorsements early, with a couple of Democrats — Nile Copeland and Keith Hampton — and a few Greens: Alfred and GC Molison and Henry Cooper.

Guess what Tom DeLay is up to? CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know DeLay is now lobbying about sex trafficking.

Neil at Texas Liberal took the opportunity offered by the dumb comments about rape made by Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri to remind folks that state-mandated rape is the law of the land in Texas with the forced sonogram legislation, and that three Texas State Senate Democrats played a role in passing the forced sonogram law.

Texas History for the Week of August 20

August 19
Pioneer Methodist missionary enters Texas (1837)
Apaches bury the hatchet (1749)
John Selman kills John Wesley Hardin (1895)
August 20
Presidential parents wed (1907)
The future Fort Lancaster is established (1855)
Peace–finally!–between the U.S. and Texas (1866)
Repeat hurricane dooms Indianola (1886)
August 21
“La Musa Texana” dies in Laredo (1910)
Antisuffrage activist dies (1928)
Texan’s sacrifice in Vietnam earns Medal of Honor (1968)
August 22
Racially integrated art exhibition opens in Texas (1971)
H&TC absorbs four other rail lines (1901)
A&M College of Medicine opens its doors (1977)
August 23
Loyalist warns governor of anti-Mexican sentiment in Nacogdoches (1835)
Carl Crane, aviation pioneer, makes first automated landing (1937)
San Patricio deserters face court-martial (1847)
August 24
Flood destroys West Texas town (1882)
Military hero begins long Congressional career (1946)
Treaty grants Mexican independence (1821)
August 25
DRT takes over French Legation (1949)
Young Thomas Short confesses to cattle theft (1849)
Ninetieth Division activated at Camp Travis (1917)
Black medical organization founded (1886)

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