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Commissioners begin redrawing county lines

April 7, 2011

Austin attorney Bob Bass, left, and County Judge Mark Barr discuss efforts to reset precinct lines within Howard County during a special meeting Wednesday morning. (HERALD photo/Thomas Jenkins)

Howard County commissioners began the arduous task of resetting precinct lines Wednesday morning in an effort to address disparities in the county's population identified in the 2010 Census.

Commissioners — with Precinct 1 Commissioners Emma Brown and Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long absent — met with Austin attorney Bob Bass, a partner with Allison Bass & Associates, to go over the changes in the population through the county's four precincts and look at possible ways to correct the issues.

According to Bass, the total population of the county was tallied at 35,012, with the census data breaking it down to Precinct 1, 7,965; Precinct 2, 7,941; Precinct 3, 9,491; and Precinct 4, 9,615.

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