You can attend a hearing on redistricting in your community

The House Committee on Redistricting, as a function of it’s procedural jurisdiction and as part of the 81st legislature’s interim charges, is conducting public hearings around the state regarding redistricting that will occur during the 82nd Legislature, which begins January 11, 2011. 

The committee will be taking public testimony at these hearings and we would encourage you to attend a hearing in your area as the committee’s recommendations will help shape the districts for both the house and senate of the Texas legislature, Texas congressional districts, and districts for the election of judicial officers or of governing bodies or representatives of political subdivisions or state agencies as required by law, including state board of education districts for the next ten years.

Upcoming hearings include:

  • ABILENE REDISTRICTING

    October 27, 2010 at 12:00 P.M. at One AISD Center Board Room, 241 Pine Street, Abilene, TX 79601

  • AUSTIN REDISTRICTING

    November 17, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the Texas State Capitol, Underground Extension, Hearing Room E1.030, in Austin, TX

  • HOUSTON REDISTRICTING

    November 20, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at University of Houston, Athletic/Alumni Center, O’Quinn Great Hall, 3100 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77004

If you missed the hearing in your community, you can watch archived broadcasts of the hearing, just click on the link below.

Date Time & Link Redistricting Hearing
07/21/10 10:00 a.m. Corpus Christi Redistricting (part 1)
07/21/10 1:25 p.m. Corpus Christi Redistricting (part 2)
09/22/10 10:00 a.m. Dallas Redistricting
09/20/10 12:00 p.m. Dallas Redistricting
08/16/10 10:00 a.m. El Paso Redistricting
06/02/10 11:07 a.m. Joint Hearing with the Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
07/20/10 10:10 a.m. Laredo Redistricting
08/18/10 12:00 p.m. Lubbock Redistricting
10/20/10 11:00a.m. Marshall Redistricting
07/19/10 12:06 p.m. McAllen Redistricting
06/21/10 10:00 a.m. San Antonio Redistricting
06/21/10 10:00 a.m. San Antonio Redistricting
09/21/10 10:00 a.m. Tarrant County Redistricting

For more information about the redistricting process click here.
To contact the Redistricting Committee:
Clerk:      Gregory Watson
Address:  Room E2.142

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768-2910

Phone:     (512)463-9948

House Committee on Redistricting Interim Charges

  1. Conduct public hearings in appropriate locations to obtain public input on all issues relating to the redistricting of legislative, congressional, and State Board of Education districts following the release of the federal census in 2011.
  2. Gather information regarding the existence and location of communities of interest to be considered in the creation of legislative, congressional, and State Board of Education districts.
  3. Monitor related federal developments, including those affecting the conduct of the 2010 federal census.
  4. Monitor the Texas Legislative Council and other state agencies to ensure that software applications and other support services relating to redistricting are available to the 82nd Legislature.

House Committee on Redistricting has procedural jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:

  1. Legislative districts, both house and senate, and any changes or amendments;
  2. Congressional districts, their creation, and any changes or amendments;
  3. Establishing districts for the election of judicial officers or of governing bodies or representatives of political subdivisions or state agencies as required by law; and
  4. Preparations for the redistricting process.

Committee members:

Chair, Rep. Jones, Delwin

R-District 83 (lost 2010 primary)

5609-A Villa Drive

Lubbock, TX 79412

(806) 763-4468

(806) 763-1201 Fax

Vice Chair, Rep. Villarreal, Mike

D-District 123

1114 S. St. Marys, Ste. 110

San Antonio, TX 78210

(210) 734-8937

(210) 734-0356 Fax

 
Rep. Alvarado, Carol

D-District 145

2900 Woodridge Dr., Suite 305

Houston, TX 77087

(713) 649-6563

(713) 649-6454 Fax

 
Rep. Deshotel, Joe

D-District 22

One Plaza Square, Suite 203

Port Arthur, TX 77642

(409) 724-0788

(409) 724-0750 Fax

 
Rep. Eissler, Rob

R-District 15

P.O. Box 9494

The Woodlands, TX 77387

(281) 681-9655

(281) 292-6489 Fax

 
Rep. Harless, Patricia

R-District 126

6605 Cypresswood Drive, #240

Spring, TX 77379

(281) 376-4114

(281) 826-0101 Fax

 
Rep. Herrero, Abel

D-District 34

606 N. Carancahua, Suite 103A

Corpus Christi, TX 78476

(361) 882-2277

(361) 882-6706 Fax

 
Rep. Hilderbran, Harvey

R-District 53

125 Lehmann Drive

Kerrville, TX 78028

(830) 257-2333

(830) 792-4289 Fax

 
Rep. Keffer, James L. “Jim”

R-District 60

P.O. Box 857

Eastland, TX 76448

(800) 586-4515

(512) 478-8805 Fax

 
Rep. Merritt, Tommy

R-District 7 (lost 2010 primary)

201 Estes Drive

Longview, TX 75602

(903) 238-9100

(903) 238-9102 Fax

 
Rep. Peña, Aaron

D-District 40

P.O. Box 1637

Edinburg, TX 78540

(956) 383-7444

(956) 262-8824 Fax

 
Rep. Pickett, Joe C.

D-District 79

1790 Lee Trevino #307

El Paso, TX 79936

(915) 590-4349(915) 590-4726 Fax

 
Rep. Pitts, Jim

R-District 10

310 W. Jefferson Suite 1

Waxahachie, TX 75165

(972) 938-9392

(972) 937-2842 Fax

 
Rep. Smith, Todd

R-District 92

1608 Airport Freeway

Ste. 100

Bedford, TX 76022

(817) 283-3131

(817) 283-0003 Fax

 
Rep. Veasey, Marc

D-District

95TECH Fort Worth Bldg.

1120 South Freeway

Fort Worth, TX 76104

(817) 339-1430

(817) 339-9352 Fax