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Texas blog roundup for the week of September 18

The Texas Progressive Alliance encourages you to keep supporting Harvey and Irma relief efforts as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff reminds us that we have elections this November and they still need our attention.

As part of job hunting, Socratic Gadfly pays careful attention to some of the fluffery and hyperbolic language in employment ads and job descriptions and translates some for you, likely as part of an ongoing series.

The question “what happened” was not answered by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, but rephrased as: ‘WTF are Democrats going to do going forward?’ (Hopefully not more infighting.) He also had a good word to say about Houston mayor Sylvester Turner’s efforts in managing the city’s responses to Hurricane Harvey.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders what is worse? Denying food stamps to Harvey victims or refusing to register students to vote?

Turning 50 this week, Neil at All People Have Value offered a list of his favorite politicians in life. It is not a long list. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

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

Daniel Williams highlights the continued need for local non-discrimination ordinances in Texas.

Melissa Law denounces the idea that Harvey was anything but a catastrophe that is still ongoing.

It’s Not Hou It’s Me shares her mucking experience.

Juanita rounds up some of the lesser 9/11 memorials.

Therese Odell rounds up the late night reactions to the Ted Cruz Twitter porn-liking saga.

Michael Li explains what happens next in the redistricting case.

Mean Green Cougar Red examines Harvey-related survivor’s guilt.

Dan Wallach goes into detail about the security properties that a voting system needs to have.

Space City Weather looks back at all of the Harvey-spawned tornadoes.

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