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Texas lawmakers are looking to carve out two new congressional districts in the Austin and Houston areas, according to a redistribution map proposal released Monday. The map, which was proposed by State Senator Joan Huffman (R), would effectively lock in the Republicans’ long-standing advantage in Texas for another decade, reducing the number of competitive districts …

In the second full week of September, 953 crimes were recorded in Fort Worth, according to a Star-Telegram map created with police department data the city released. The five most frequently recorded crimes were theft (143), assault (99), criminal mischief (90), criminal code offenses (76) and car theft (68) and according to data from the …

CBS, the “Tiffany Network,” spent hundreds of millions of dollars to broadcast this year’s March Madness games. And then they hired third-grade Timmy to draw their graphics for the big event. And it looks like Timmy gets an “F” in geography. Recently, I was watching one of the first round games – forget which one, …

A few years ago, I wrote a column about how Houstonians would live in Charlottesville if Sam Houston had been successful. According to the story, the hero of San Jacinto graciously told Charlotte Allen at a dinner party one night that she, and not her more famous brethren, was the reason the Buffalo Bayou colony …

The Concho Valley is home to eight species of aquatic turtles, and in my opinion none of them are as endearing as the tiny Texas Map Turtle. Texas Map Turtles (Graptemys versa) are one of five varieties of map turtles found in Texas and one of two species found in that state and that state …

AUSTIN – After 173 years, a historical map of Texas has become official. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced this week that an 1844 map of the Republic of Texas by famed cartographer Carl Flemming had been donated to the state by a couple from Kerrville, who purchased in the liquidation sale of a …

AUSTIN – After 173 years, a historical map of Texas has become official. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced on Monday that an 1844 map of the Republic of Texas by famed cartographer Carl Flemming had been given to the state by a couple from Kerrville, who have it. purchased at a clearance sale …

To say that Texas is great would be the understatement of the century. It would take about 12 hours to drive through Texarkana state to El Paso. All over Texas you will find lush forests, rolling hills, plains, beaches, and deserts. In addition to a changing landscape, you come across small towns, sprawling towns, and …

Have you ever wondered what Texas would look like if you put it above another state or country? There is MAPfrappe for that. The online tool designed by Kelvin Thompson allows users to draw contours on a Google map and drag the contour onto anything on Earth. Use the tool to create a rough The …

Lamar Smith (left) is fighting for the redistribution with his longtime colleague Joe Barton. | AP Pictures By JOHN BRESNAHAN 4/4/2011 4:39 AM EDT Update 04/04/2011 4:18 PM EDT 2011-04-04T04: 18-0400 A bitter backstage fight has erupted between Republicans in Texas over the redistribution, pitting Rep. Lamar Smith against his longtime colleague, Rep. Joe Barton. …