Category Archives: Houston

Arts Organizations As Advocates for Progressive Reform

We talk often of health and human service nonprofits operating in silos, but the arts groups are not only in different silos, they’re on an entirely different farm when it comes to legislative advocacy. Arts organizations already lobby for funding, but … Continue reading

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Flooding in the Woodland Heights

We’re fortunate to be high up, away from the bayou, and on a pier and beam foundation, so while last night’s strobe lightning-fueled storm did keep us awake and on edge, we’re dry this morning. I could not resist the … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup May 18, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff is pleasantly surprised to hear that the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority and US … Continue reading

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The Long Game in Texas

I believe the Republican majority in Texas must be challenged at every opportunity. They have laid waste to our strongest institutions and attacked our most vulnerable community members. They legislate as though a person’s value as a human should be based … Continue reading

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Today in Official Sexism Promotion in Texas

I had to clarify we’re talking about today, because yesterday, we were talking about the City of Austin training on how to work with women once they defy all logic and expectations and manage to get elected to office. Today, … Continue reading

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To Donna Campbell, With Apologies to the Scarecrow

A shameful, shameful, and exceedingly bad vote in a Senate committee advanced a bill that would revoke the availability of in-state tuition for Dreamers, the child arrivals who lack all but the documentation that would otherwise assure them of a … Continue reading

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The Memorial Park Land Bridges

I have many thoughts on the park explosion in Houston, and am still organizing them. Certainly, I approve of anyone taking any opportunity to plan natives where invasive species are gaining ground or have taken over. Every time I hear … Continue reading

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