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Voters across West Texas have decided on a range of issues and elected candidates to fill positions from city council to their local school board. This is a collection of some of the results.
In Alpine voters narrowly voted down a $29.5 million bond. More than 700 voted against the measure, while roughly 640 supported it, according to Your Basin.
The bond would have gone towards a new, two-story high school and other campus improvements.
In the city of Andrews, voters passed a $53 million bond for Andrews Independent School District.
The money will go towards technology, transportation and facility projects, according to CBS 7.
The Andrews ISD school board is set to use the first $15 million of the bond towards priority projects. Bobby Azam, the district’s supertintent told YourBasin the remaining amount would be rolled out. “The remaining $35 million does not get sold all at one time. The $35 million that’s remaining, will be sold at the boards discretion, as we feel it’s needed and as the market allows.”
Andrews ISD voters also held an election for the school board, which candidate Charles O. Mohr won with more than 450 votes.
In Fort Stockton, there was a special election to reauthorize the local sales and use tax. Fort Stockton voters largely voted in favor of the measure, with 155 people approving.
Fort Stockton will continue with it’s Local Sales and Use Tax at a rate of one-fourth of one percent. The City says this will continue “providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.”
In Marfa, the race for city council saw 7 candidates vying for 3 at-large seats. With preliminary voting totals in, elected councilmembers are incumbent Manny Baeza and newcomers Buck Johnston and Natalie Melendez.
Baeza received 281 votes, while Johnston and Melendez received 235 and 212, respectively.
In the Marfa Independent School Board race, Yolda Morales Jurado was elected to Place 3 seat, with 307 votes. In Place 4, David R. Walstrom ran unopposed.
Voters in Marfa also decided to continue the city’s Local Sales and Use Tax. The one-fourth of a percent of sales tax in Marfa will go towards street maintenance.
In McCamey voters largely voted to re-elcect mayor Patty Jones.
Voters in Wink overwhelmingly approved of a $53-million bond for Wink-Loving ISD. More than 80 percent of voters approved the measure, according to CBS 7. The bond will go towards several school projects, including a new elementary school.
Additionally, the district will also construct a new administration building, gym, and a larger 800-seat auditorium, according to a district bond proposal.
We will continue to update this post with additional West Texas election results as they become available