The Big Conversation:
Hope for an April primary hangs in the balance as redistricting lawyers return to court today.
Both parties fighting over the state's maps will meet today with the three-judge San Antonio panel, which last week called on lawyers to redouble their efforts to find a compromise in time for the state to hold its primaries in April.
Negotiations between the two parties — the Republican-led state forces on one side, and Democrats and minority groups on the other — appeared to have stalled again over the weekend. Fracturing within the coalition of minority groups has previously slowed negotiations ...