The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a serious setback to those hoping Texas would see new congressional and House district maps ahead of the 2018 elections.
Federal judges have invalidated the 35th Congressional District, ruling that it must be fixed by the Legislature or a federal court.
The Texas Legislature could very well gavel out its special session next week without passing a “bathroom bill.”
Big-city police chiefs called on lawmakers to reject the “bathroom bill,” saying the measure is discriminatory and does not keep the public safe.
For the third time this year, hundreds of people streamed through the halls of the Capitol and waited in line to testify on the divisive issue that has garnered Texas national attention.
As part of a week-long court battle over the state’s political maps, minority rights groups on Monday focused on the discriminatory impact of the House map.
The Texas Supreme Court threw out a lower court ruling that said spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to government-subsidized same-sex marriage benefits.
Hispanics are behind a large portion of the state’s growth since 2010, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
A significant drop in Houston’s population growth allowed San Antonio to best the state’s most populous city in gaining the most new residents last year, new census figures released Thursday show.
Editor’s note: This is a developing story.