Okay, the new maps are out. You can find the map here. The 23rd District was balanced out by taking out most of the Valley and putting it in a district that will be mostly represented by a Congressman in San Antonio.
All the people who here bitching about being drawn "disenfranchised" by being drawn out of the 16th District that live in the Northeast aren't going to utter a single word about the people drawn out of the district from the Valley.
Yes, that means the elected officials that were the first ones to complain about the maps. Mark my words, they won't have a problem with the valley being taken out at all.
So if you live south of the freeway, as far west as Zaragoza, guess what? You are now in a San Antonio district.
North of the freeway the boundary is Horizon Blvd. Clint, Socorro, Fabens, San Eli, Tornillo, etc are all now out of the 16th District.
Huge loss for Congressman Reyes.
Big win for Beto O'Rourke. I guess for Jerome Tilghman too. He now lives in the district.
I'm expecting there to be financial support implications given the new map. Things just got a little close between Reyes and O'Rourke in this race.
The new filing window could possibly be something like this Friday to next Tuesday. Maybe. Nothing solid on that one yet. But I'll keep you posted.