Texas has been called one of the most gerrymandered states. Read more about that and see the current Texas district maps below.
The Texas Legislature will be drawing new maps during the 2021 session which begins on Jan 12 and ends on May 31, 2021. Read this short document that describes how Texas redistricting is expected to work.
David Martin Davies of Texas Public Radio looks at the current state of gerrymandering in Texas. April 16, 2019.
On March 16, 2018, Rep. Beto O’Rourke called Texas one of the most gerrymandered states. Read what Politifact says about that claim at https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2018/aug/16/beto-orourke/texas-one-nations-most-gerrymandered-states/.
Justin Nelson explains in the Houston Chronicle how gerrymandering can be stopped in Texas. July 29, 2019.
Learn about the plans for Texas redistricting, including the hearing schedule, timeline and frequently asked questions at https://redistricting.capitol.texas.gov/2020s.
UPDATE: The Texas House and Senate suspended all hearings in March 2020 because of the COVID pandemic. As of Sept. 11, 2020, no plans have been published about when they will resume these critical hearings.
The Texas Tribune reports on the impact on people of color from gerrymandering in Texas. September 10, 2019.
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