Texas police hunting renegade absent lawmakers
Texas police were hunting for state Democratic legislators after they walked out of a session and went into hiding to scuttle a Reublican bid to gerrymander Congressional districts to the advantage of the GOP.
House Speaker Tom Craddick responded by locking the present legislators into the House chamber, and ordered that police track down and arrest the errant Democrats.
The 59 planned to leave Texas to avoid being arrested by the state police, among them the storied Texas Rangers, who have been sent out on the trail of the lawmakers.

Police could forcibly return them to the House, but it is unclear whether Texas could ask another state's police to detain the legislators.
Police have until Friday to force them to help out the Republicans.

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