Here is the current weekly blog round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance.
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TPA citizen-bloggers are everyday folks who realize that the work of freedom is up to each of us.
Here is the round up-
SocraticGadfly offers up a trio of Harvey-related thoughts related to possible future "big ones." Would an Ike Dike be a massive military-industrial complex boondoggle? Can Houston and Harris County do anything different on evacuation ideas? And does greater Houston, like some other disaster-prone areas, simply have too many people living there?
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is angry with the previous head of Houston flood control and the current pollution helpers.
Dos Centavos wants us to think about undocumented immigrants as something other than cheap labor for rebuilding after disasters.
jobsanger profiles the four Texas Republican Congressmen who voted against federal assistance for Harvey victims.
Texas Vox, the blog for Public Citizen, kicked off its Texas Climate Change Tour in Austin.
Family feuds are the most fun to watch, especially when you're not in the family, laughed PDiddie at Brains and Eggs as he popped more corn.
Neil at All People Have Value said Democrats really need to move on from the Sanders/Clinton primary fight. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
The Lewisville Texan Journal reports that the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission is suing Denton County over allegation of gender pay discrimination.
Off the Kuff looked at the hopefully temporary reinstatement of the voter ID law as it goes through the appeals process.
And Nick Anderson, previously the Houston Chronicle political artist and now drawing for Texas Monthly, sums up what merits a special session for Greg Abbott and what does not.
In other disaster-related news, Houston Matters reports that aftershocks from the 8.1 magnitude earthquake that leveled the Mexican city of Juchitan continue to hamper relief efforts there.
An Associated Press account reveals that more than two dozen storage tanks holding crude oil, gasoline, and other contaminants ruptured or otherwise failed when Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, spilling at least 145,000 gallons of fuel and spewing toxic pollutants into the air. The environmental calamity left behind by Harvey will be the most difficult cleanup of all (where it manages to occur, that is).
Texas Standard asks: will those displaced by Hurricane Harvey return to the Texas Gulf Coast?
Better Texas Blog talks fighting hunger after Harvey.
The Texas Living Waters Project will work to find innovative flooding solutions for the next hurricane.
The TSTA Blog cheers the selection of John Sharp as statewide rebuilding (post-Harvey) czar.
Space City Weather points out that Houston is already pretty dried out, and going to get drier.
Michael Li shows the proposed remedial Congressional maps.
Grits for Breakfast sees a rare moment for bail reform.
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