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TPA Roundup 10/8/2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance has Big Bird’s back as it brings you this week’s roundup.

BossKitty at TruthHugger was in a hurry and only posted one article. Thanks to underfunded oversight and a broken Congress, the state of the Veterans Administration, VA System Failure, Blame Robot Congress is disgusting.

Off the Kuff deconstructed a truly crappy poll that was nonetheless accepted uncritically by the media.

WCNews at Eye on Williamson shows us that one of the problems with our elections is who doesn’t show up to vote, Getting non-voters to the polls.

Green presidential candidate Jill Stein’s Texas swing wrapped up last Sunday in Houston with a visit to the Emile Street Community Farm, a fundraiser at a Montrose-area environmental showcase home, and another appearance on KPFT Pacifica radio. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has pictures.

Neil at Texas Liberal went to a campaign appearance of Green Presidential nominee Jill Stein.

Texas History for the Week of October 7 – 13

October 07
Indians defeat Spanish force on Red River (1759)
Freedmen’s Bureau agent is assassinated (1868)
Alamo survivor dies (1883)
October 08
Witte Memorial Museum opens (1926)
Filibusters captured at La Bahía (1821)
Liberty Gazette announces Shakespeare reading by Ada Bertha Théodore (1855)
October 09
Houston Direct Navigation Company chartered (1866)
Legendary West Texas historian dies (1995)
Governor imposes martial law on Freestone County (1871)
October 10
First Bloys Camp Meeting held in Big Bend region (1890)
First issue of Telegraph and Texas Register published (1835)
Salt War turns bloody (1877)
October 11
Kiowa chief commits suicide (1878)
Texas Woman’s Fair begins in Houston (1915)
Yellow fever claims gubernatorial candidate (1847)
October 12
First Catholic Mass in Texas celebrated (1680)
UT president lambastes Board of Regents at faculty meeting (1944)
Future publisher joins Galveston News as office boy (1874)
October 13
Voters overwhelmingly approve annexation (1845)
New Orleans Greys assemble in historic meeting (1835)
Alexander Gregg consecrated first Episcopal bishop of Texas (1859)

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