Texas’ Second Special Session Of The Year Is Over. Here Are Five Things You Need To Know

Lawmakers will return to Austin at least one more time this year to redraw the state’s political maps. Only Gov. Greg Abbott knows when that will be and if there will be additional special sessions beyond that.


Speaker of the House Dade Phelan, R-Orange, strikes his gavel as the House votes on an amendment to election bill SB1, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Austin, Texas.

There will be another special session, it's just a matter of when

Lawmakers served up a "buffet of red meat"

Democrats are divided

The fight isn't over

A break may be good for lawmakers