Looks like Speaker Craddick got the check from the mail and is happy to cash it: The "agreement in principle" is now official.
House and Senate negotiators reached a final agreement early this morning on new congressional districts, said Sen. Todd Staples, R-Palestine.
Staples said the agreement was reached at about 2:30 a.m. Bob Richter, spokesman for House Speaker Tom Craddick, said, "Itís a done deal. Itís a beautiful baby, too."
Gov. Rick Perryís office scheduled a news conference for this morning.