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TPA Roundup 9/24/2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance is enjoying the change of season as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff took a deeper look at that Wilson Perkins poll of Texas.

Three Harris County judicial candidates and two Greens — one for US House of Representatives and one for US Senate — received the coveted Brainy Endorsement last week from PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

BossKitty at TruthHugger knows this just another season for Political Science experiments on the voting public. Let’s see how well they do, Generalizations: Politics is Science and we are all Test Subjects.

Transportation funding, the Voting Rights Act, and voter ID. WCNews at Eye on Williamson post about My afternoon at the Texas Tribune Festival.

Libby Shaw asks What is Mitt hiding? Find out what she thinks it is at TexasKaos.

Neil at Texas Liberal posted about donations he made to both Green Presidential nominee Jill Stein and to President Obama. Neil said that Ms. Stein is best on issues such as our rigged economy, climate change, and the freedom to dissent. He also said that those who think there is no difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are simply wrong.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know that polluters can do untold damage and be liable for only $2M. Thanks to Republicans and their crony capitalism.

Texas History for the Week of September 24 – 29

September 23

James Perry marries into Austin family (1824)
Texas folklorist born (1867)
New Memorial Stadium scoreboard dedicated to Freddie Steinmark (1972)


September 24

G&I train arrives in Port Bolivar–three years late! (1903)
Future legal historian born in Denmark (1854)
Benjamin Grierson marries Alice Kirk (1854)


September 25

Radio broadcasting comes to South Texas (1922)
Goodnight, Loving! (1867)
West Texas’s first professional woman artist dies (1874)


September 26

Future panjandrum of the KKK is born (1881)
Famed cowboy memoirist dies (1935)
Temperamental new governor arrives in San Antonio (1736)
Flamboyant railroad and town promoter dies (1928)


September 27

First TV station in Texas goes on the air (1948)
Mexico arrests pioneer merchant as a spy (1846)
Babe Zaharias dies of cancer (1956)


September 28

Rebel wife and diarist dies (1917)
Presidio commander resumes post after arrest (1769)
Cortina attacks Brownsville (1859)


September 29

Texas exile dies in Brazil (1867)
First Polish church in America consecrated (1856)
Texas native and former slave earns Medal of Honor in Union Army (1864)



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