The Texas Legislature has passed a new state budget that cuts, among other things, $4 billion dollars out of funding for the state's public schools. School Superintendents around the state say that's a recipe for educational disaster.
The GOP controlled Texas House approved a redistricting plan early Thursday that would all but guarantee a continued - but smaller - Republican majority. The map was approved on a 92-52 vote after a marathon debate that dragged into the wee morning hours Thursday.
The Texas House is redrawing state legislative districts, as required every ten years. At first glance, it appears East Texas will lose at least two House seats, and Angelina County will be moved into a different House district and get a new state representative.
The state budget bill just passed by the Texas House would cut state funding of public schools by $8 billion dollars. Every school district in the state would be affected. School districts in Angelina County would lose $1 million each, and local school officials say they're wo…