Texas House of Representatives

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Fight Looms After Texas Gets 4 New U.S. House Seats

A surge of Hispanic residents and other population gains have Texas poised to add more congressional clout than any other state, but a partisan fight now looms over exactly where the new seats should go.


The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Switch Gives Texas GOP Critical 100-Seat Majority

The general election was more than a month ago, yet the Republican tidal wave keeps getting bigger in Texas.


Rep. Ken Paxton of McKinney (credit: Texas House of Representatives)

McKinney’s Paxton Enters Texas Speaker’s Race

Republican Rep. Ken Paxton of McKinney is jumping into the Texas House speaker’s race.


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Democrats Brace For Huge GOP Gains In Texas House

Texas Democrats were bracing for a bloodbath in the Texas House, where Republicans could pick up 20 or more seats.

CBS 11–11/02/2010

Palo Pinto County election volunteers check-in a registered voter at the Palo Pinto County 4-H Building on November 4, 2008 in Palo Pinto, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Redistricting Hinges On Legislative Majority

Early voting for the Nov. 2 election has already begun, but what many may not realize is that their votes will decide how Congressional Districts are drawn.

TXA 21–10/27/2010