This time I'm including one of the graphics from Brains and Eggs's Monday morning roundup: that svelte Congressional District 35 that runs from the historically underserved east side of Austin down the I-35 corridor to the east side of San Antonio (or up from San Antonio to Austin, depending on your perspective).
Off the Kuff comments on the Justice Department's flipflop on voter ID.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme thinks hurricane preparedness is so much more important than building a monument to racism. Today's white nationalist party, the GOP, disagrees.
SocraticGadfly moves from politics to scientific skepticism with an anniversary-based look at one of the most famous events in the UFO world.
The Russians tried to hack our election, and they may try again...but given the effective suppression tactics of voter ID and partisan gerrymandering in Texas and throughout the country, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs asks: shouldn't Democrats be focusing on the voting challenges they can affect, as opposed to the one they can't?
jobsanger wonders if the media is being played by Trump's Tweetstorms.
The Lewisville Texan Journal was on the scene in McKinney, as Ted Cruz talked veterans' support but avoided questions about Trumpcare.
Texas Leftist took note of Houston mayor Sylvester Turner's abandonment of one of his core issues: removing the city's revenue cap.
Texas Vox decries Greg Abbott's rejection of clean air for Austin.
Neil at All People Have Value posted that freedom-loving Texans showed up at the office of wicked-doing Senator John Cornyn even on the Fourth of July. You can't take a holiday from the work of freedom. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
More left-of-Texas news and blog posts!
The Austin American Statesman previews the legal challenge to the state's Congressional and statehouse maps, drawn by the GOP, as they go on trial in federal court this morning.
"Don't miss with Texas Pets" is the message sent in the law signed by Governor Abbott criminalizing the abuse of animals in the state, in a roundup of North Texas news posted at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's PoliTex.
Rivard Report has an early advance on the coming special legislative session.
Grits for Breakfast muses on the future of non-profit journalism.
RG Ratcliffe at Burkablog writes about the TXGOP's long winning streak and how it has created an entirely different set of problems than the more obvious ones posed to Texas Democrats.
The San Antonio Current reported on the state Commission on Environmental Quality's seeming ignorance of 97% of all polluting violations by oil and gas industry. And Mark Collette at the Houston Chronicle explains how industry gets away with it.
Better Texas Blog runs the numbers on how Trumpcare would screw our state, Bonddad has a thought on Trump voters and the peasant mentality, and Therese Odell takes another dive into the Trump Twitter cesspool.
Saadia Faruqi explains why she wears a hijab.
And CultureMap Houston suggests four Hill Country places to get your grub on after you've floated the Guadalupe or the Comal.
Michigan, with its 16 electoral votes, is the last state not to have its results declared in the presidential election. The Donald's margin currently stands at 11,612 per Real Clear Politics or 11,423 per Politico. Either way, it's about 0.25%, with some votes still to be counted.
When Michigan's count becomes official, it probably won't make the evening news. Did anybody see a news item about New Hampshire finally being called for Clinton? I didn't.
If as-yet uncounted absentees and mail-ins close that 11,000-plus gap, it will be a mere consolation prize for the Clinton campaign, unless 22 GOP electors flip their votes to change the outcome.
But the presidential race is just one story out of many.
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