Instead of shutting down on Feb. 16 as the Texas Racing Commission had originally planned, live racing will continue at Sam Houston Race Park through at least the end of February, according to published reports.
A judge in Cameron County issued a restraining order preventing the commission from either voting to close or to repeal historical racing. The order was issued in response to a lawsuit filed by the Texas Greyhound Association.
The commission was expected to hold those votes on Tuesday in Austin, finalizing the decision to either shut down on Feb. 16 or to give in to political pressure to repeal historical racing regulations in the state. Instead, there will be a hearing in Cameron County on Feb. 18.
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