Stories Around Texas for March 11th, 2017

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Texas lawmakers have filed hundreds of last-minute bills in their final chance to propose new laws for 2017. Friday was the last day to file bills in the Texas Legislature. It included efforts to help reform a deeply troubled foster care system and legalize fantasy sports. Another would exempt breast-feeding moms from jury duty. Click Here to read the full story.

Some of Texas’ 36 congressional districts violate either the U.S. Constitution or the federal Voting Rights Act, a panel of federal judges ruled Friday. In a long-delayed ruling, the judges ruled 2-1 that the Texas Legislature must redraw the political maps it most recently used for the 2016 elections. Click Here to read the full story.

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would prohibit red light cameras in Texas. Click Here to read the full story.

Gander Mountain filed for bankruptcy Friday and said it expects to attract a buyer as the company lowers its operating costs as part of its restructuring.  The company expects to close 10 of its 22 stores in Texas.   In all the St. Paul, Minn.-based chain of 162 stores in 26 states is closing 32 stores over the next several weeks. Click Here to read the full story.