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“Tommy Ray, what are you doin’ walkin’ into my kitchen with granddaddy’s ‘ole twelve gauge Shot Gun ? You, and the Boys goin’ on a Huntin’ Trip you forgot to inform me of ?” “No, ...
by Leah Sellers
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 03:08 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Out of the clear blue sky Greg Abbott, the recently elected Governor of the once great state of Texas, decided to outdo his usually over-the-top tea party rhetoric the other day. I mean, is this ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 07:11 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that Blue Bell can get its act together before it's too late as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff cheered on the latest effort by the federal ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 06:28 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
As I posted on Facebook the other day there is a lot of stupid and mean going on in Austin these days. It seems that Governor elect Abbott is just as stubborn and as recklessly spiteful as former ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 11:15 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
I have just returned from a Texas Democratic Party event billed as Rural Summit, where I could “... learn about how we can work together to elect more Democrats in rural Texas, and create a ...
by texaslucy
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Apr 18, 2015 at 08:20 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Politics in Texas can be a real challenge for grassroots activists like me. There are so many contradictions, mind boggling ironies, silver forked tongue charlatans and snake oil chicanery to cut ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 09:53 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
The Texas Progressive Alliance revels in the start of another baseball season as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff looks at the case to pass a state law that would enable "rideshare" ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 08:05 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I laughed out loud the other morning when I opened the print edition of the Houston Chronicle. The front page headline read Koch funded Libre Initiative looks to mobilize Latino voters. I like to ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 02:47 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that our state can learn the lesson of the Indiana debacle as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff compared Greg Abbott's performance in heavily ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 07:24 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks even Ted Cruz deserves affordable health insurance as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff hears the death rattle of the anti-gay forces. Harold ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 07:49 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The editorial board at the Houston Chronicle fortunately has little patience for political snake oil dealers, charlatans, hypocrites, fork tongued liars and narcissistic demagogues. At least this ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 52 comments on Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 01:48 PM PDT with 142 Recommends
The Texas Progressive Alliance roots for underdogs even to the detriment of its own brackets as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff argues against having a state spending cap , much ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 08:37 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Libby Shaw is back in Houston after spending a frozen week in Washington, D.C. and Newark, Delaware. The Texas Progressive Alliance is all about springing forward as it brings you this week's ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 08:09 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
A little over four years ago when former Houston Mayor Bill White (D) ran for Texas Governor he reminded voters of the unusual. Elected officials are public servants, White stated. What can I do ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 07:13 AM PST with 9 Recommends
The Texas Progressive Alliance sends warm thoughts to everyone in the Northeast digging themselves out from snow again as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff reports on opposition to ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 07:33 AM PST with 12 Recommends
On Thursday I attended an event hosted by the Texas Tribune, an online, non-partisan newspaper. Its purpose was a preview into the Texas 2015 Legislature that is currently in session. This is part ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 67 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 12:21 PM PST with 28 Recommends
The Texas Progressive Alliance will be more than happy to never hear the word "sequestration" again as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff provides his four part Mayoral manifesto for ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 06:04 AM PST with 7 Recommends
The Texas Progressive Alliance believes that our government should be open and available to all as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff writes about opposition to the Plano Equal Rights ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 08:33 AM PST with 12 Recommends
And a former Governor, recently indicted for the abuse of power, said he wears his indictment as a badge of honor. This is what happens when there are no term limits. Rick Perry served as the ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 12:40 PM PST with 21 Recommends
Well more than two thirds of the Texas Progressive Alliance thinks this legislative session is off to an inauspicious start as we bring you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff reviewed the state of ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 06:11 AM PST with 5 Recommends