A candidate for the 28th Congressional District has the new map of Texas districts on his web site. Take a look at Districts 15 - 25 - 28 (southern tip, stretching north). Then there's 13 - 19 - 11 (northern tip, stretching south and east). Bloody amazing - or frightening, depending on your point of view.
What's missing in this map is a sense of scale: El Paso to Galveston is about 800 miles -- that's District 16 (far west point) to the northern part of District 14 -- which is that blue blob to the east AND south of District 22! Looks like two districts, doesn't it? That's because District 22 almost cuts it in two.
This map is great for showing the overall horror that this Legislature calls redistricting, but lacks detail. A more comprehensive view is available from the state. There's an "interactive" map if you are using MSIE 5.0 (or spoofing it).
This is among the most appalling things political that I've witnessed in my lifetime. Where is the outrage in Texas among citizens? Where is the outrage, period? And how can the courts find this process fair, equitable and legal?