KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | News, Weather, Sports

Federal Court Issues New Texas Political Maps

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Congressional Map
Click Here

Texas House Map
Click Here
(under "Select Plans," click on PLANH309)

SAN ANTONIO -- A federal court in San Antonio has issued new congressional and state House maps in time for Texas to hold a May 29 primary.

The ruling by a three-judge panel Tuesday could clear the way for elections, if none of the nine groups contesting the state's political districts files an appeal.

Time is running out for Texas to hold primaries, and the maps are intended to get Texas through the 2012 election cycle. Minority groups have accused the Republican-controlled Legislature of drawing maps that discriminated against them. The state's leaders say the maps merely give Republicans an advantage in the next election.

The latest maps come after months or legal wrangling, including the U.S. Supreme Court throwing out the last set of maps the San Antonio judges drew.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 140767513