Politics

Houston and Austin could gain Texas’ 2 new congressional seats — but what about rural districts?

Posted on · A first draft of the new congressional redistricting maps has been released, showing two new seats in metropolitan areas due to growing populations.

Politics

Gov. Greg Abbott Calls Special Legislative Session For Redistricting, Other Conservative Priorities Starting Sept. 20

Posted on · On top of redistricting, Abbott wants lawmakers to take up bills on restrictions for transgender student athletes and the allocation of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

Houston Matters

Tuesday’s Show: Emergency Medicine In A Pandemic, And Fort Bend Co. Judge KP George (April 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: How the pandemic is affecting emergency medicine, Fort Bend County Judge KP George answers questions, how a delay in census counting might affect Texas redistricting, and Dacamera adapts to bring its music to audiences at home.

News

Analysis: It Doesn’t Matter What The Supreme Court Says, Texas Republicans Already Won Redistricting

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a Texas redistricting case that could ultimately result in big changes to the state's political maps. But the courts have taken seven years to get this far, and that's a win for the Republicans favored by the current maps.