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  • Democrats brace for huge GOP gains in Texas House

    11/02/2010 8:31:30 PM PDT · by justlurking · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Texas Democrats were bracing for a bloodbath in the Texas House, where Republicans could pick up 20 or more seats and were threatening incumbents who weren't considered vulnerable before Tuesday night. Even the leader of the House Democrats, Rep. Jim Dunnam of Waco, was trailing in a race that was too close to call. "It's shaping up to be an awful night," said Democratic consultant Jeff Crosby. "Clearly independent voters swung heavily to the Republicans tonight, leaving Democrats with only their base to depend on. In that environment, they were just easy pickins." More than 20 Democratic incumbents were trailing...
  • Fellow Texans....Yes we can!

    11/05/2008 11:13:16 AM PST · by erkyl · 185 replies · 8,038+ views ^ | 11/05/08 | VANITY
  • Texas buys Crockett's last known letter

    09/04/2007 7:39:30 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies · 1,051+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 4, 2007 | LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON ap
    AUSTIN — Just two months before he perished defending the Alamo, Davy Crockett described to his daughter and son-in-law the land he treasured enough to die for its independence. "I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world," the famed frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee wrote. "The best land and the best prospect for health. ..."The Texas Historical Commission announced Tuesday it bought the letter, which is believed to be the last that Crockett penned before he and about 200 other Alamo defenders were killed by Mexican forces led...
  • The Blackland Coalition Ads & Endorsements

    03/06/2006 10:20:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 237+ views
    eye on williamson county ^ | March 6, 2006 | wcnews
    Monday, March 06, 2006 The Blackland Coalition Ads & Endorsements The Blackland Coalition put two ads out over the weekend. Here are the links to them: Texas Our Texas and Cornfield National Security. The first thing I noticed is there are no incumbents on the list. Excerpts from the Texas Our Texas ad are below. TEXAS TEXAS OUR OUR TEXAS TEXAS Preserving the heritage our forefathers fought for The BLACKLAND COALITION would like to say THANK YOU to these various entities for standing up and fighting WITH US against the catastrophic Trans-Texas Corridor 35 plan to grab TEXAS land....
  • A true Texan knows his Texas history(Test)

    03/02/2005 4:40:06 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 100 replies · 2,268+ views
    Victoria Advocate ^ | March 2, 2005 | Jim Bishop
    "March 2, 1836 dawned, frigid and gray; cutting winds blew through glassless windows. Texians - as they styled themselves - huddled close, pulled blankets tight, and gave birth to a dream." -- Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, professor of history, The Victoria College That dream of which Dr. Hardin recently spoke so eloquently was that of a free Texas, a shining Republic answering to no one but its own elected representatives, and formed from the ground up by the blood, sweat and tears of a rough-hewn bunch of frontiersmen who would die willingly to stake claim to the Texas clay beneath...