A federal court in San Antonio released new temporary maps for congressional and state House maps today, making a May 29 primary far more likely.
Check out our earlier post for details on how North Texas fares under the congressional map.
While Tarrant County has loomed large in ongoing battles over how to redraw state senate and congressional districts, local criticism of the state house proposal passed last year by the Republican-led Legislature has been far more muted. The court ultimately decided to keep Tarrant County identical to how the Legislature intended.
Here's how Tarrant County will look under this map (click on the image for a closer look):
Under this map, Tarrant County will gain an 11th House district due to population growth. That district, 101, is based in minority communities in the southeast corner of the county. Former state representatives Paula Pierson and Chris Turner, both Democrats, are running for the seat.
To take a look at the full state House map, click here.