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November 8, 2011

Texas voters decide fate of amendment propositions today

In today’s election Texas voters will decide the fate of 10 constitutional amendment propositions. Polls remain open until 7 p.m.

Palo Pinto County precinct voting takes place at the following locations:

Precincts 4, 21, 29, 11, 17, 30, 12, 23, 24, 22 vote at Southside Church of Christ, 1401 S.E. 25th Ave., Mineral Wells.

Precincts 13, 27, 14, 28, 19, 25, 26 vote at Mineral Wells Senior Center, 102 N.W. 6th Ave.

Precincts 8, 10, 16 vote at Santo Church of Christ, 171 Travis St., Santo.

Precincts 18, 6, 5 vote at Mingus City Hall, Mingus.

Precincts 1, 9 vote at the Agrilife Extension Building, 221 S. 5th Ave., Palo Pinto.

Precinct 20 votes at Fox Hollow West Lake Chapel, 501 FM Road 1148, Graham.

Precincts 7, 2, 15, 3 vote at Graford Lions Club, 117 N. Main St., Graford.

The proposed constitutional amendments, as they appear on the ballot, are listed below. For more information, visit http://www.votexas.org/exp-statements-2011.html.

Proposition Number 1 (SJR 14)

“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 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.”

Proposition Number 2 (SJR 4)

“The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $6 billion at any time outstanding.”

Proposition Number 3 (SJR 50)

“The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the State of Texas to finance educational loans

to students.”

Proposition Number 4 (HJR 63)

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area. The amendment does not provide authority for increasing ad valorem tax rates.”

Proposition Number 5 (SJR 26)

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities or counties without the imposition of a tax or the provision of a sinking fund.”

Proposition Number 6 (HJR 109)

“The constitutional amendment clarifying references to the permanent school fund, allowing the General Land Office to distribute revenue from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund to provide additional funding for public education, and providing for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund.”

Proposition Number 7 (SJR 28)

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.”

Proposition Number 8 (SJR 16)

“The constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.”

Proposition Number 9 (SJR 9)

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision.”

Proposition Number 10 (SJR 37)

“The constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.”

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