On a party-line vote, the House Redistricting Committee approved House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), the proposed state House map, with amendments. The map did not change much after considering dozens of amendments, but there were a couple of significant changes:

  • In Bell Co., HD54 circumnavigates HD55, which encompasses most of Belton, Harker Heights and Temple. HD54 includes most of Killeen and the rural areas of the county.
  • In Collin Co., open HD70 has shifted to include largely Democratic precincts in the southwestern portion of the county, which makes HD66 and HD67 friendlier to their Republican incumbents.

The bill moves on to the full House via the Calendars Committee.

LTGOV: Texas Democratic Party chair Gilberto Hinojosa endorsed Mike Collier. The state chair seldom endorses in contested primary races.

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