Commissioners discuss redistricting

By Cameron Wallace

The Cuero Record

  The Commissioners Court of DeWitt County met in a special session, on Thursday, Dec. 30, to consider all matters related to the redistricting of the county’s political boundaries.

  Several weeks ago, the commissioners met to adopt the general re-alignment court order.

  DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler noted that, due to the heavy concentration of population in the City of Cuero, and that all four precincts meet in the city, it was necessary to take population out of a district to put into another.

  The federal guideline of plus/minus five percent population difference between districts is the reason for redistricting at both the state and county levels.

  “The blue area of the map, generally speaking, is the area that has expanded,” said Judge Fowler.

  Fowler explained that where the previous line brought Precinct One into Cuero from Bailey Street all the way into Esplanade, and from Esplanade to East and West Clayton, and then traveling east on Clayton back over to Valley Street and dog-legged down, the new precinct line was moved to straighten it up so that Precinct One will come in off of 1447, hit Bailey Street and travel down Hunt Street all the way to Broadway.

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