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Here is the round up--
Off the Kuff takes a deeper look at the judicial races in Harris County to get a better sense of the partisan mix this year.
Libby Shaw at Daily Kos notes that Trump’s promise to drain the swamp by packing it with billionaires, bigots, homophobes, Islamaphobes, climate change deniers and white supremacists is not helpful to his working class voters. In fact, with this crew in place, Trump promises to stiff his base. Welcome to Trump’s United States of Texas.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is still processing Donald Trump, the racist, misogynistic con man as president-'elect' while Greg Abbott acts out the white nationalist agenda here in Texas.
In evaluating the Trump Cabinet picks to date, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs discovered there was also a much deeper hole than initially perceived that the Democrats have dug themselves into ... and must dig their own way out of.
The Lewisville Texan Journal reports that Denton County's former elections adminstrator has been rehired as their new one, after holding the same post in Tarrant County and following the retirement of the current one, prompted by a slew of voting irregularities there.
Dos Centavos advances an upcoming panel discussion at Rice University on the evolving nature of Mexico-US business relations under the Trump administration.
Texas Freedom Network assembles the quotes of the week from around the state.
Neil at All People Have Value says he does whatever graffiti instructs him to do. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
Socratic Gadfly, in the third of a series of posts on the Jill Stein presidential vote recount snarks on Greg Palast while taking a serious look at recount and Green Party issues.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas news outlets.
The Dallas News hears that Louie Gohmert is still a little raw after getting scalded about his balcony barbecue operation.
The SAEN reports that Bexar County Democrats want their new party chair, Manuel Medina, to run for mayor of San Antone. (Clue to Texas Dems: this might be the star you're looking for. He's got all the $$$ sources, situational ethics, and identity politics you like to see in your candidates.)
Grits for Breakfast indicates that the first Waco Twin Peaks biker trial is slated to begin in January, and also complains about the falsehoods associated with crime being reported as fact.
Lawflog laughingly noted the TABC officials who served liquor illegally at their recent conclave.
The Texas Election Law Blog comments on vote "fraud" and recounts in our post-truth atmosphere.
The TSTA Blog highlights the problems with private school vouchers.
The WAWG Blog answers the question: "Why privatize Social Security?"
The Texas Living Waters Project asks what steps your utility is taking to conserve water.
Katie Singh lists some Texas organizations that could use your support.
BeyondBONES asks for your assistance in helping the scientists of tomorrow.
And CultureMap Houston lists some Hill Country Christmas holiday events in Gruene, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, and Wimberley.