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Texas blog roundup for the week of December 26

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes 2017 will be better than 2016 was as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looked at Presidential results in two Congressional districts with and eye towards future elections.

SocraticGadfly punctures bits of East Texas, and general Texas, historical mythology with a look at the history of Nacogdoches. (Part Two this coming Friday.)

In a 24-hour period last Thursday, Trump managed a trifecta: antagonize US-Israeli relations, start a nuclear arms race with Russia, and knock Lockheed Martin around for a discount on F-35s by threatening to have Boeing build a ‘modified F-18’ in its place. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs says that if we don’t get his Twitter account suspended, he’s going to kill us all.

Neil at All People Have Value took a picture of Houston’s excellent Christmas Tree of Tires,/a>. APHV is part of


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

The Bloggess has the holiday cards you should have sent.

Grits for Breakfast agrees with Harris County DA-elect Kim Ogg’s housecleaning.

Jacqueline Woolley explains why it is perfectly rational for children to believe in Santa Claus.

Leif Reigstad examines Rick Perry’s and Rex Tillerson’s potential conflicts of interest.

Space City Weather praises the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the National (WIIN) Act.

Dusti Rhodes explains how Vince Guaraldi came to do the music for A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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