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The Washington Post
Lisa Garcia, vice president of assisted housing for the Austin Housing Authority, said the grant will allow the department to aid an additional 50 veterans move from the streets and shelters into stable housing.
The bill now goes to the GOP-controlled House, where approval is expected.
Sen. Kel Seliger, an Amarillo Republican who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, said the plan is fair to all Texans and will pass court muster. But critics said the subdivision of Travis County highlights how the map is unfair to minority voters.
Point Austin: Coming Home to Austin
Latest gerrymander reflects Capitol contempt for capital
By Michael King
“I think this map is so far from reality and in so much violation of the law, it’s premature to say,” Doggett said in a phone interview. “It’s the only district in the area that has enough of my district, enough Democrats at this point, but again, I haven’t made any final decision.”
The ironic thing is Central/West Austin got craved up again in pieces just like South Austin this time with this proposed congressional map. The proposed lines for District 25 are a perfect text book example of political gerrymandering and an insult to the citizens of Travis County. The late Congressman Jake Pickle's thirty one years of effective service is conclusive