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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up—Picture Of Former Enron Buildings To Spur You To Action

Here is the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers who are working hard for a better Texas.

Every Texan has the ability has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and even run for public office. The work of freedom is up to each of us.

To spur you to action, I’ve included with this post a photo I took a few weeks back of the former Enron buildings here in Houston. The former Enron buildings are the two silver buildings in the picture.

I’m certain that once reminded of the corporate outrages perpetrated by Enron, you will take to the streets and demand action for a more fair and just America,

I realize that this hoped-for action is not what takes place with the many thousands of motorists and pedestrians who see these buildings each day. But I would not work on this blog each day if I were not hopeful.

The round-up—

Refinish69 at Doing My Part for the Left has a Texas Update! We Are In A Severe Drought Situation! ACT LIKE IT STUPID! He also has a message for the young people out there: It does get better.

Lightseeker takes us on a quick tour of the Rick Perry religious manipulation tactics over the last 10 years to make a point: when you discuss his upcoming prayer summit, don’t fall into the trap of yelling “church and state”, at least not only and not first. Check it out at Texas KaosTalking Back to Perry’s Prayer Summit.

Bay Area Houston has the scoop on the ground rules for Rick Perry’s “The Response”.

The Three Stooges — Susan Combs, Todd Staples, and Jerry Patterson — staged an eye-poking, face-slapping, hair-pulling pie fight as the Battle for Texas Lieutenant Governor in 2014 broke out early. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs reports from the front lines.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson tells us that as long as the same people keep showing up to vote, nothing is going to change: The electorate must change before change can come to Texas.

Off the Kuff looks at the opening arguments of the lawsuit over the sonogram bill, which didn’t go in the direction people expected.

This week on Left of College Station, Teddy returns after taking a hiatus from blogging to take a look at Governor Rick Perry’s far right radical social conservative appointment to the Texas State Board of Education.

Neil at Texas Liberal wrote about two books of the New Deal era in Texas art that show Texans working together and respecting the land. This stands in sharp contrast to the current reality where greed, anger at people who are different, and exploiting public resources with no concern for the future are the order of the day. There are resources out there — in addition to your imagination and hard work — that offer Texans a path to a more hopeful way of everyday living.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants to know why Bexar County DA Susan Reed didn’t get any grief over denying a Mexican national consulate support in a death penalty case.

(Photo Copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

July 17, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. I took a picture of one of those silver buildings when we were in Houston last month! I had no clue it was a former Enron building. (I should have messaged you to see if you wanted to meet me and the fam for coffee.)

    Comment by Sarah V. | July 19, 2011

  2. They were just sold as a matter of fact….We;ll catch up somewhere along the line. I know you were here for just a short time.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 22, 2011

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