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Dec. 21, 2010 - The U.S. Census Bureau released the first set of 2010 Census data today, which show that Texas has grown by 20.6 percent since 2000 and gained four new congressional seats, for a total of 36.

The 2010 Census counted 25,145,561 people in Texas. Based on this number, the ideal population of a Texas congressional district is 698,488, the ideal senate district is 811,147, the ideal state house district is 167,637, and the ideal State Board of Education district is 1,676,371. The Census Bureau expects to release the detailed county and block level population data needed to redistrict in late February or early March.

Oct. 18, 2010 - The Census Bureau 2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates included population estimates for U.S. Congressional Districts. This map shows the estimated deviation for the current Texas congressional districts based on 35 congressional districts.

Sept. 14, 2010 - The Texas Legislative Council published a slide show on Texas 2011 Redistricting.

Sept. 1, 2010 - The Senate Select Committee on Redistricting met to hear invited testimony on state demographics, council preparations for 2011 redistricting, and current legal issues.

July 2010 -For the 2011 redistricting cycle, the plans used to elect officeholders in 2010 are designated as PLAN S100 (senate), PLAN H100 (house), PLAN C100 (congressional), and PLAN E100 (State Board of Education). Subsequent plans that are made public in each category will be numbered sequentially beginning with 101..

June 10, 2010 - The Texas Legislative Council published a new report, Guide to 2011 Redistricting.

June 2, 2010 - The House Committee on Redistricting and the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence met jointly to consider recent legal, technological, and demographic developments, including a presentation from the Office of the State Demographer, relating to upcoming redistricting.

Apr. 6, 2010 - The Texas Legislative Council published a new report, Texas Population Change Since 2000 for Redistricting. Maps of 2009 population change by county and by county with senate and with house districts overlaid are also available.

Feb. 10, 2010 - The House Redistricting Committee met to consider matters relating to the upcoming 2010 Census, including a presentation from the U.S. Census Bureau, and population estimates used to forecast Congressional apportionment and redistricting.

Additional 2008 county and population maps were also made available:

Jan. 21, 2010 - The House Research Organization published a new Focus Report, Census 2010: Implications for Texas.

The Texas Legislative Council, a nonpartisan legislative service agency, provides technical and legal support to the Texas legislature for redistricting.