Here is a bit more information about the Texas Science Standards Review Panel. Notice 2 of the anti-evolutionists on the panel are out of state. Why is it necessary to appoint non local people from a state as big as Texas?
I would guess the Republican Party members appointed or voted for have appointed them for a reason, to establish a pro evolution point of view, or at least a voting duality. I wander how flexible it will be in reality as they are not elected, just appointed.
The anti-science position of the literalist fundamentalist biblicalists group may be voted out as time moves on with the evidence of their Republican politicians being seen a failures in the Economy.