A House of go-lite Republicans in Austin earn enmity from informed voters – Pratt on Texas 5/23/2023

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: In the middle of a war for the future of our society, it seems many Republican elected officials have no appetite for victory but instead worry more about the back-end bureaucracy. It’s as if they would rather lose at the front if winning takes time and energy away from the trappings of being some type of power broker and, it is shameful.

And yes, tomorrow I’ll get to allegations that Speaker Phelan was intoxicated while presiding over the House last Friday night.

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Texas Land Commissioner Buckingham points out just how bad is the EPA/Biden new power plant policy.

Texas artist gets surprise order from Coca-Cola for his Topo Chico hand painted shoes.

Lubbock County courthouse

KCBD: Lubbock Co. commissioners ‘excited’ about possible new medical examiner’s office. Why no question or mention of a bond-debt election to cover the other costs? Why no question about the county’s infamous troubles, and costs, in running such a program?

And, other news of Texas.

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