1:11 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Austin School Board To Discuss Redistricting Process Monday

One of two proposed maps to redraw AISD Trustee boundaries in Austin. The red line shows existing boundaries and the colors reflected possible changes.
Image provided by Austin ISD

While it is unlikely to be as politically contentious as the Congressional redistricting process playing out at the State Capitol, the Austin Independent School District is nevertheless tasked with having to redraw boundaries for the seven regional seats on the school board.

The process has to happen before the 2012 general election, and it will not have any effect on school attendance zones.

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5:11 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Imperiled Doggett 'Ready to Battle' New Texas Maps

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett shows state district map.
Photo by Justin Dehn

Under a new congressional redistricting map unveiled Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, would lose 60,000 residents who voted for President Barack Obama in 2008. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune talked with Doggett about the proposal, which the longtime congressman said "plunged a dagger into the heart" of Travis County.

2:51 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Proposed Senate Map Would Split Travis County In Four Parts

Travis County would be split into four different state senate districts under a proposal by Senate Redistricting Chairman Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo). Click to see the existing Travis County boundaries.

Travis County's influence on state politics would be watered down in a proposed redistricting map proposed by Senate Redistricting Chairman Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo). The county would be sliced four ways in the redistricting map for the state senate, with each quadrant rolling into more politically conservative counties that surround it.

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1:38 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Proposed Congressional Map Angers Democrats

A proposed map of Travis County's congressional seats following redistricting.
Image courtesy Office of Rep. Lloyd Doggett

A proposed map of new Congressional districts in Texas has one incumbent representative steaming mad.

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) issued a statement about the map earlier today, claiming it effectively splits Travis County up into four Congressional districts.

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6:35 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Top Morning Stories April 27, 2011

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Officer Involved Shooting in Williamson County

At about midnight the Williamson County Sheriff's Office got several 911 calls of shots fired in the 200 block of Spotted Fawn Drive, west of the 130 toll way in Hutto. Deputies responded, along with a DPS trooper. 

A Williamson County Sheriff's Office spokesman told KUT that officers found a suspect who had barricaded himself in a shed, they ordered him out, and the suspect came out pointing a gun at authorities. Officers then fired at the suspect, and he was hit.  The suspect was taken to a Williamson County hospital and officials say he is currently in stable condition. 

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12:44 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Testimony Begins on State House Redistricting

Lawmakers are hard a work drawing new State House maps.
Map courtesy Texas Legislative Council

The House Redistricting Committee has begun taking testimony on what the state's new House district map should look like. Based on 2010 Census data it looks like rural West Texas is going to lose representation. While the population growth in South and Central Texas counties means those areas will gain a few seats.

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