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Texas blog roundup for the week of August 19

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of El Paso as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff would love to not have to address the “Beto should run for Senate!” question any more, but today is not the day that will happen.

SocraticGadfly agrees with ACLU of Texas and others that Abbott’s anti-terror task force has an anti-immigrant problem, but can’t understand why the ACLU didn’t also call Abbott out for being anti-First Amendment.

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

The Great God Pan Is Dead finds the Texas connection to the George Washington High mural controversy.

TXElects reports that SBOE member Ruben Cortez has announced a primary challenge to State Sen. Eddie Lucio.

Scott Braddock expounds on the state of the Bonnen-MQS saga.

Jeff Balke finds the bright spots in Houston traffic.

Marina Kormbaki documents her efforts to navigate Houston without a car.

Cat Cardenas reflects on what it means to be Latinx in the wake of El Paso.

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2 Comments

  1. Bill Daniels says:

    Spending $ 600,000 of taxpayer money to paint over a historic mural of George Washington in a San Francisco high school sounds like their school board has the same understanding of fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers as HISD. Maybe they could use that $ 600,000 to help homeless students instead? How about using that money to supplement American history classes? I don’t know, just spitballing here. This is SF’s version of renaming schools, damn the taxpayers.

    Other than that, I did enjoy the back story of the mural, and, since I occasionally travel to Linden, I’ll check out their post office next time I’m there to see the artist’s work in person.

  2. Ross says:

    @Bill, the mural situation in SF is hilarious. The mural was supposed to be covered up because it “triggered” black youth with its depiction of slavery. In reality, it’s a pretty scathing, and realistic, depiction of the lives of slaves in the days of George Washington, et al.