A map approved by a Texas Senate committee today would take Hunt and Rains counties out of Senate District 2, represented by Republican Bob Hall, and put the two counties in Senate District 8, represented by Republican Angela Paxton.
The Texas Legislature is in the process of drawing new maps for the state’s congressional and state government districts. Today a Senate committee approved a draft of state Senate maps that would move Senate districts around significantly in Northeast Texas. Hunt and Rains County would move into Senate District 8 along with most of Collin County. Currently, Senate District 8 is represented by McKinney Republican Angela Paxton. She’s the wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Adding Hunt and Rains counties to Senate District 8 would give the district a larger Republican majority. Collin County is increasingly competitive between the Republican and Democratic parties.
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a missing teenager from Campbell. Derrick Young, 15, was reported missing Monday from the 500 block of Redwood Street. Young is a Caucasian male, five feet tall, weighing 120 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He was wearing a white tie-dye shirt, grey/black jogger pants and white vans shoes with spray paint on them. Anyone with information concerning Young’s whereabout is asked to contact the Hunt County Sheriff at 903-453-6800.