Happy Texas Independence Day to all. This day honors the creation of the Republic of Texas after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836. The Republic of Texas joined the United States in 1845.
The Texas House took up its first bill on the floor today. House Bill 15, often referred to as the sonogram bill, is one of the items declared an emergency by Governor Rick Perry which allows debate earlier than the normal deadlines.
Interested in Texas redistricting and just how many people certain districts will need to gain or lose to meet the ideal population requirements? Follow this link to the Texas Redistricting page to see maps of congressional, state senate, state house and State Board of Education Districts: http://www.tlc.state.tx.us/redist/current_census_2010.html. These maps show how much each current district deviates from the ideal district size. There are also maps with the percent population change by county as well as population reports.