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Texas Progressives talk Paxton, Metromess, water, more

First, the Paxton trial. Per my updates added to last week's "final overview" piece, I correct my previous "three weeks" guesstimate to a month or so.

More Klyde Warrens in the Metromess? The idea for ones by the Dallas Zoo and by the Farmer's Market sound great; the one for white folks in McKinney will probably take precedence on many people's push. It would also surely take the most money, going UNDER Texas 5 and thus not being a "deck park."

Here's who's running to replace Bryan Slaton.

Texas reservoirs running low on water will be the new normal with climate change. So, why do folks like the Texas Water Development Board and Dallas Water Utilities want more of them, especially ones built on wide, shallow creeks and subrivers? Like the Bois D'Arc Reservoir.

Drought shows new dinosaur tracks at Glen Rose. No Ken Ham around to look for new human tracks to go with them.

Odessa thinking it can make itself a tourist center! Yeah, and you can make the no trees at Notrees grow, too.

A slight majority of Tex-ass supports Strangeabbott's cruelty to Ill Eagles.

EPA inspector general admits agency is not enforcing benzene rules at refineries.

Off the Kuff looks at the push to make driving someone to another state for an abortion illegal. 

SocraticGadfly talked about the 14th Amendment and its current applicability (or not).

Neil at Houston Democracy Project noted that Houston Council At-Large #1 candidate Conchita Reyes is the 4th candidate to add protection of democracy to their campaign website after talking to the Project. Ms. Reyes came into the discussion with the Houston Democracy Project with a strong commitment to freedom for all already on her mind. 

The Eyewall takes stock of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season so far.  

Your Local Epidemiologist gives a parents' update for the fall. (She doesn't note that severity of COVID cases is low so far, and that, even if a hot summer drove people inside, last summer was as hot, and that yes, in part, the uptick is due to the start of school.)

The Fort Worth Report looks at drug shortages at their pharmacies.  

Evil MoPac shows what the key players in the Paxton impeachment trial look like they do for a living.

This post first appeared on SocraticGadfly, please read the originial post: here

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