Redistricting talk is ramping up in the Lone Star state, as the Census Bureau anticipates releasing local-level population counts for Texas as early as the middle of this week.
To nobody's surprise, Members of Congress have been in touch with state lawmakers involved in the process, a development not lost on one state Senator who serves on a redistricting panel.
"It's been gratifying to know how many congressmen are now my closest friends," said state Sen. Craig Estes (R), according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.
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