The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone Treason's Greetings as it brings you this week's roundup.
SocraticGadfly discusses three big bits of political news from around the Metroplex area. First, he offers his initial take on Lupe Valdez's possible entry into the Democratic gubernatorial race. Second, he says good-bye and good riddance to Helen Giddings. Third, he offers a bigger good-bye and good riddance to Smokey Joe Barton.
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez had a false start to her gubernatorial campaign last week, and once her bid for the Governor's Mansion is official, it will help carry a lot of downballot Democrats to victory, writes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Therese Odell reacts to the Matt Lauer news and the reaction to the Lauer news by Donald Trump.
The Lunch Tray asks you to comment on USDA school nutrition standards.
The TSTA Blog keeps pushing back against school privatization untruths.
RG Ratcliffe stuck a fork in Smokey Joe Barton.
Bill Barker urges haste in adopting a Climate Action Plan.
Keep Austin Wonky offers his proposal for a 2018 City of Austin infrastructure bond.
Also published on Medium.