Statesman.com posted this brief but informative update on the status of the Supreme Court Stay and status of redistricting maps:
Abbott seeks candidate filing extension
By Chuck Lindell | Saturday, December 10, 2011, 06:59 PM
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will file a motion Monday asking a three-judge panel in San Antonio to extend the candidate filing period beyond Dec. 15 for U.S. House and state House and Senate races.
The delay would give the U.S. Supreme Court time to review district maps recently redrawn by the three-judge panel without adding to the uncertainty surrounding the state’s March 6 primary elections, Abbott said.