A three-judge panel in San Antonio has released a new map of Texas' congressional districts to be used for the 2012 elections.
In North Texas, the map includes District 33, a new congressional district drawn with the intent of connecting minority communities in Tarrant and Dallas Counties. The district will be 66 percent Hispanic and 17 percent African-American.
Here's a look at how North Texas will look under the map (click on the image for a closer look):
Along with North Texas, Travis County was an area of contention in the negotiations. Under the court-drawn map, Travis County will be split five ways.
To take a look at the full map, click here.
This is the second time the court has drawn its own congressional map. The one it put out last year was challenged by the Texas Attorney General and the Supreme Court blocked the map from being implemented.
The case ended up back in the San Antonio court where judges urged all sides to come up with compromises. While a compromise was recently reached in the Senate map, talks apparently broke down regarding the congresisonal and state House maps.
Election officials have said they need maps finalized by Saturday to ensure that the primary can be held on May 29.
UPDATE: The court also released its interim map for the Texas House districts today. More details and a look at how Tarrant County fared here.
The court also finalized a deal reached earlier this month between state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, and the Texas Attorney General's office regarding the state senate map. The deal leaves the lines of Davis' senate district untouched for the next election.