Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup January 11, 2016

The Texas Progressive Alliance wouldn’t trust Greg Abbott to write a grocery list as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff interviewed Harris County DA candidates Morris Overstreet and Kim Ogg.

Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos has had it. The Governorís call for a constitutional convention deserves the lampooning and mockery it receives. The Texas Blues: Living in a place run by drunk monkeys and petulant teenagers.

Having grown up in the West and been to that area SocraticGadfly surveyed the details of the Oregon Standoff and he then, seeing the #BundyEroticFanFic hashtag, took time to write some purple prose.

Dan Patrick is on a crusade to kill public education. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme doesn’t want the Koch brothers or any religious using our tax dollars to force the indoctrination our children.

The sudden and untimely vacancy on the Harris County Commissioners Court has been covered extensively by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Consistent with what Houston is all about, Neil at All People Have Value took a picture of contrasting things in close proximity to one another. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

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And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.

Lone Star Ma documents some no-open-carry businesses.

The Makeshift Academic frets over labor’s prospects in 2016.

BOR is looking for writers.

The Dallas Observer has some helpful etiquette tips for the open carry era.

The Current provides a comprehensive list of Texas businesses that have said No to open carry.

The TSTA Blog is wary of new Education Commissioner Mike Morath.

The Lunch Tray reports that school kids today are making better lunch choices thanks to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

The Texas Election Law Blog surveyed scholarly coverage of Evenwel v. Abbott.

Finally, the TPA extends its thanks and best wishes to Texas Civil Rights Project founder Jim Harrington on his retirement.

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