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Nov. 5 election night results

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Wilson County News
November 5, 2013, 4:29pm
8,081 views | 44 comments

*****WATCH THIS SITE for results of area races. Totals will be posted by the Wilson County News, as they are received*****

Totals are unofficial until canvassed

All counters, all races (one provisional ballot remaining)
As of 10:01 p.m.


“The issuance of combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation, not to exceed $8,500,000, to pay for the (1) Restoration and renovation of the county courthouse; (2) Renovation, construction, and equipping of Wilson County Annex #3 for a criminal justice center, county library and county offices; (3) Renovation and equipping the existing county library for county offices; (4) Construction and equipping of a county animal shelter; (5) Construction and improvement of county roads; and (6) The payment of professional services and costs of issuance related thereto.”
❍ FOR ... 1,243
❍ AGAINST ... 1,232


Proposition 1
"The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action."
❍ FOR ... 2,185
❍ AGAINST ... 537

Proposition 2
“The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational."
❍ FOR ... 2,191
❍ AGAINST ... 469

Proposition 3
"The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption."
❍ FOR ... 1,354
❍ AGAINST... 1,266

Proposition 4
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.”
❍ FOR ... 2,075
❍ AGAINST ... 617

Proposition 5
“The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.”
❍ FOR ... 1,403
❍ AGAINST ... 1,239

Proposition 6
"The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources."
❍ FOR ... 1,408
❍ AGAINST ... 1,313

Proposition 7
“The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.”
❍ FOR ... 1,639
❍ AGAINST ... 954

Proposition 8
"The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County."
❍ FOR ... 1,579
❍ AGAINST ... 952

Proposition 9
“The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.”
❍ FOR ... 2,090
❍ AGAINST ... 549



Unofficial Totals

Council Member Place 3
(Vote for ONE)

❍ Johnny Ray Nieto ... 332

Council Member Place 4
(Vote for ONE)

❍ Paul Sack ... 169
❍ John Guerrero (I) ... 338

Council Member Place 5
(Vote for ONE)

❍Eric Rodriguez ... 330


unofficial totals

Proposition 1
“Authorizing the board of trustees of Falls City School District to purchase attendance credits from the state with local tax revenues.”
❍ FOR ... 264
❍ AGAINST ... 16

Proposition 2
“Authorizing the board of trustees of Falls City School District to educate students of other school districts with local tax revenues.”
❍ FOR ... 243
❍ AGAINST ... 35

Your Opinions and Comments

Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
November 12, 2013 11:39am
Reminds me of a few quotes; "When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." Benjamin Franklin "The best argument against democracy is ... More ›

Untrue Resident  
November 11, 2013 8:41am
Stacey, If you read the paper or listen to the what the Judge said, he had alternative funding for some of the projects, but why let facts get in the way of YOUR truth.

squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
November 9, 2013 1:11pm
Stacy.....Yep, Democracy took place in the form of a vote to burden the young and the unborn with taxes that they had no chance to cast a vote for or against. What happen to that wise old custom of paying as you go or is ... More ›

November 9, 2013 10:29am
Stacy...Thank you for clarifying the political leaning of a small county newspaper that espouses the values that I learned as a child along with most children of my generation. It's telling that you consider traditional ... More ›

Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
November 9, 2013 9:56am
Stacy.....Some are modest and don't revel in seeing their name in print. Some fear the reaction of radical people who might put them or their families in danger. Some are concerned about being targeted by local government ... More ›

November 9, 2013 8:42am
Alex.....Did the stunning competence of the democrat party as evidenced by the progress in the economy including the job market impress or was it the increase in food stamps due to the increasing number of people pushed ... More ›

Stacey Tisdale  
November 8, 2013 5:04pm
But yet, you knew something must be done. Or were you expecting our county offices to continue to rot away without a single solution being brought about. Democracy took place. If people chose apathy, it was their choice to make. ... More ›

Ben Franklin  
November 8, 2013 3:44pm
Why does not this age of America not value anonymity? Why the constant need to know the identify of commentators? As if by using one's name it is some great feat. Is an idea good or bad based on the name of the commentator? ... More ›

Untrue Resident  
November 8, 2013 3:24pm
Stacey, with less than 15% eligible voters voting, I think apathy would be more appropriate than obvious representation of the people. Second, during the last election cycle, a $8.5M certificate obligation was not part of ... More ›

Alex Lippert  
November 8, 2013 11:59am
I have said it before ..I have always voted Republican. I will have to consider Democrat next year.

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