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Memorial Day in Texas : Farewell to Nick Travis and Lisa Morris

Nick Travis at the opening of the Under the Hood Café in Killeen, Texas. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog.Memorial Day:Texas peace movementLooses two great friends By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / June 6, 2010 Memorial … finish reading Memorial Day in Texas : Farewell to Nick Travis and Lisa Morris

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Textbooks and the Confederacy : Teach the Whole Story

Image from photobucket.Texas textbooks:Let’s teach the truth about the Confederacy By Michael Lind / June 2, 2010 ‘Our new government is founded upon… the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man.’ — Alexander Stephens, Vice … finish reading Textbooks and the Confederacy : Teach the Whole Story

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TCEQ Blowing Smoke? : Protecting the Texas Environment

Image from Pegasus News / Dallas/Ft.WorthTexas’ lack of compliance:EPA challenges TCEQ over air quality By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / May 30, 2010 The state agency that is supposed to assure that pollution does not endanger the citizens … finish reading TCEQ Blowing Smoke? : Protecting the Texas Environment

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Dick J. Reavis : Texas Monthly’s ‘Where I’m From’

Erykah Badu (right) at nine years, with her sister Nayrok, six, in Dallas in 1980. Badu contributed to Texas Monthly‘s special edition. Photo from Texas Monthly.Signs of a new inclusiveness?Texas Monthly‘s special edition By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : Texas Monthly’s ‘Where I’m From’

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Dick J. Reavis : Something Missing at Texas Writers’ Festival?

“The Texican.” Painting © Mike Aston /mikeastonart.com .Artaud and Arizona:Tempest at Texas Observer’s writers’ fest By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / May 5, 2010 This weekend a startling email come to my inbox and to those of … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : Something Missing at Texas Writers’ Festival?

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Populist Pundit : Lowdown on Hightower

Jim Hightower. Image from Rolling Thunder.The lowdown:The Texas populism of Jim Hightower By Michael Winship / April 2, 2010 I first became aware of Jim Hightower more than 20 years ago, during the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. The … finish reading Populist Pundit : Lowdown on Hightower

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Eric Jasinski : Treating PTSD With Jail Time

Spc. Eric Jasinski.Went AWOL seeking help for PTSD:Eric Jasinski released from Texas jailBy Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / April 23, 2010 Eric Jasinski is being released from the Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, tomorrow morning, April 24. … finish reading Eric Jasinski : Treating PTSD With Jail Time

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Mack Royal : Darrell and Edith

Darrell and Edith By Mack Royal / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2010 Tornado Alley is something that is pretty easy to define. It’s where tornadoes are most likely to occur. The Bible Belt, on the other hand, is … finish reading Mack Royal : Darrell and Edith

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Ride ’em Cowboy : Charley Pride, the Austin Rodeo, and the Health Care Horserace

Charley Pride. Photo by Nikki Boertman / The Commercial Appeal.With Charley’s pride:American eagle on the limb By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2010 To really understand the day that the Democrats won the national health care … finish reading Ride ’em Cowboy : Charley Pride, the Austin Rodeo, and the Health Care Horserace

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Texas Board of Education : Who’s Afraid of Thomas Jefferson?

Mount Rushmore by Nizar. Cartoon from toonpool.Why is Texas afraid of Thomas Jefferson? Jefferson remains a threat in the eyes of interested parties because his vision for democracy required more than consumerism and optional participation in periodic voting days. By … finish reading Texas Board of Education : Who’s Afraid of Thomas Jefferson?

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Memo from the Blackland Prairie : Obama and the Texas Family Farm

Blackland Prairie. Image from Texas Parks and Wildlife.Subsistence farming and big agribusiness:Obama stops the massive subsidies By Jane Leatherman Van Praag / The Rag Blog / March 18, 2010 I live on and manage our family farm just south of … finish reading Memo from the Blackland Prairie : Obama and the Texas Family Farm

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John Ross in Obamalandia : Death Waltz Across Texas

John Ross. Photo from Con Carlitos.Loose in Obamalandia:Death waltz across Texas(With apologies to Ernest Tubbs) By John Ross / The Rag Blog / March 13, 2010 I. Paranoia stalks the skies. At LAX, flying towards Texas, I am pulled out … finish reading John Ross in Obamalandia : Death Waltz Across Texas

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