Your host at dbcgreentx.net also thanks PDiddie for his kind assessment of last Thursday's post and wishes all his comrades a joyous Walpurgisnacht/Beltane.
One other small point to make before we begin this week's Texoblogosphere: I tried to watch the whole video of Michelle Wolf at the WHCD, and I got about halfway through it. I know this is make me look like some uptight old white dude, but...no matter how well deserved her cheap shots were, she just. wasn't. that. funny.
Here's last week's lefty blog and news roundup from around the state!
In lieu of any scheduled debates between Democratic gubernatorial sacrificial lambs—er we mean competitors—Andrew White and Lupe Valdez, some candidate fora happened during the past week where both were questioned about their campaigns and plans for the state. At the Jolt Texas (Latin@ youth) convention in Austin, that organization endorsed White after Valdez "came across as ill-prepared or -informed," according to Patrick Svitek at the Texas Tribune, in explaining her record with ICE as Dallas County sheriff. White and US Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke came in for some tough questioning as well. (Good on the Jolt Texans for doing the job that our state's corporate media—taking too many campaign advertising dollars, or perhaps simply lacking the will—can't get done.)
Neil at All People Have Value posted a picture of the violence initiated by HISD board president Rhonda Skillern-Jones against lawful and peaceful citizens advocating for Houston school children at a recent meeting, and Durrel Douglas at Houston Justice reported on the outcome of that meeting: the minority schools in question will not be loaned out for privatization. And Stace at Dos Centavos saw the tactics employed by the board to silence dissent as the same old, same old.