TPA's second Wrangle this week lassos the coronavirus (news, finally).
As the saying goes...Everything’s bigger in Texas, including Trump’s body count. 😔#TrumpKillsTexas
pic.twitter.com/wO9nhRnFFE— Jordan Mei (@J_Mei21) July 28, 2020
GOP governors in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Florida see approval sink https://t.co/PvEgJjiMd3 pic.twitter.com/3VXU62mYbo— The Hill (@thehill) July 24, 2020
As the #COVID19 pandemic is hitting Texans harder than ever, @GovAbbott is reportedly ducking interviews with large Texas outlets, especially print media.— Progress Texas (@ProgressTX) July 24, 2020
What have you got to hide, @GovAbbott? #AbbottIsResponsible #txlege https://t.co/x6cBIkJIwk
BREAKING: The @DCCC, the entity charged with helping elect Democrats to the House, is rolling out its first-ever Hindi and Chinese language video ads in Texas today.— The Yappie (@TheYappie) July 21, 2020
The videos are aimed at boosting @SriPKulkarni in #TX22, a district that is 19% AAPI.https://t.co/64i2FBbnED
When I was a little girl, we’d go on road trips from Texas to Minnesota in my mom’s ‘78 Ford Fairmont to visit my Uncle Dale.— Julie Oliver (@JulieOliverTX) July 24, 2020
He had this big movie poster from the “The Rose”.
And for years I thought Bette Midler *was* Janis Joplin.
Always stuck with me. This will, too. https://t.co/myjdLeH7Zr
His approval faltering, Republicans in battleground Houston districts start to distance themselves from Trump https://t.co/YtJ5T1c9QA #hounews— Matt Schwartz (@SchwartzChron) July 24, 2020
Texas added more than 600 coronavirus deaths to the state's official tally today after state health officials changed their method of counting fatalities. New @TwitterMoments. https://t.co/bu0xmHKFv4— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) July 27, 2020
Corpus Christi, Texas, was already wrestling with a worsening virus outbreak when Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Saturday. Here's where else the state's cases are spiking. https://t.co/FIoQ5WwLbf— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 28, 2020
Texas stumbles on COVID-19 contact tracing https://t.co/Iy9ukec1YT #hounews— Matt Schwartz (@SchwartzChron) July 26, 2020
I cannot stress this enough.— Matt Dempsey (@mizzousundevil) July 27, 2020
DSHS was counting fatalities the same way the Houston Chronicle Data Team does every night.
Looking at county/city reports.
(In fairness, we use DSHS data for all but about 18 counties. That still was more current then the state's count.) https://t.co/AmaqNKASAt
At FMC Carswell federal prison in Texas, women sleep 4 to a room. As COVID-19 tore through the prison, staff shut off the air conditioning and hung plastic curtains in the doorways to stop the virus’ spread. “The heat is about to get the best of us.” https://t.co/izEyPz8eiH— The Appeal (@theappeal) July 27, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the scope of the Permian bust deepens, and renewable energy becomes a stronger force in the energy markets, the risk of tethering Texas’ economy to fossil fuels will likely only heighten in the years ahead.https://t.co/mNLTJ96klL— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) July 27, 2020
"Everybody’s for equity, until they’re against it." For years, money for flood protection in the Houston area went mostly to richer and whiter neighborhoods. A new approach prioritizes disadvantaged neighborhoods, and it’s stirring up resentments.https://t.co/JwOkokQex5— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 25, 2020
Lol and the headlines were TESLA PICKS AUSTIN, instead of "Austin pays Tesla to come here" https://t.co/h0htGNs6Z7— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) July 24, 2020
Public Citizen won’t sit idly by while state government officials use the COVID-19 crisis to give handouts to their polluting cronies. #txenergy #txlege https://t.co/c6yLwOCMUi— Public Citizen Texas (@PublicCitizenTX) July 25, 2020
42% of renters in Texas have little or no confidence they'll be able to pay August rent (via @uscensusbureau). That uncertainty rises to 56% among Hispanic renters. @zoyamiddleton of @TexasHousers wrote about housing precarity during the pandemic https://t.co/x4RAAD6DjR— Kinder Institute (@RiceKinderInst) July 24, 2020
We can enact a local grace period to keep people housed (this reduces infection rates) AND prep for more federal rental assistance funds. The two aren’t incompatible, we must use our power compassionately.— already an ancestor (@zoyamiddleton) July 24, 2020
Why Houston Apartment Evictions Are Mounting https://t.co/7AssnC7wrC
When our government spends 54 cents of every discretionary dollar on military contracts and less than 16 cents of every discretionary dollar on healthcare, education, and infrastructure, we cannot ignore that –– our values are off. https://t.co/wzOGKrtlMT— Texas Poor People's Campaign (@texas_ppc) July 24, 2020
JUST IN: This is the first time Wurstfest in New Braunfels has been called off in its 60-year history https://t.co/ScJpzRYT3C— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) July 23, 2020
Welcome to Houston, home of the drive-thru strip clubs...https://t.co/6aocbAJysU— Unstripped Voice (@UnstrippedVoice) July 22, 2020
Celebrating the start of #baseballseason with these photos of LaGrave Field in Fort Worth! ⚾️ #BaseballisBack— UTA Archives (@spcouta) July 24, 2020
[Left: Amon Carter throwing out the first pitch @ LaGrave Field, 1930, https://t.co/ztx0dWF3Ln; Right: LaGrave Field on opening day, 1928, https://t.co/CQMBTHbs5O] pic.twitter.com/pUoKLEH8xU