Brock

BROCK – Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the incorporation of Brock.

The measure creating the city west of Weatherford passed with 318 in favor (88.58 percent) and 41 against (11.42 percent).

The incorporation area includes I-20 frontage as well as several subdivisions, including all or portions of Comanche Crossing, Quanah Hill Estates, Canyon West, Canyon Creek Ranch and Country Place Road.

A county spokesman confirmed that a meeting to canvass the vote is expected to be scheduled for Nov. 21.

Afterward, Brock residents will request the county judge call another election to select a mayor and two city commissioners, who will govern the class C municipality, said Bill Cooper, one of the Brock organizers.

It’s not yet clear what the date of the election will be.

Those who have lived in Texas for a year and within the city limits area for at least six months and qualify as a voter, are eligible to run for the positions.

“Every meeting we’ve had with the HOA meetings and the public meetings, we’ve been encouraging people at each of those meetings, please come out and run if you are interested,” Cooper said.

The new city council will work on establishing guidelines the city will operate under, according to Cooper, who said several area cities have volunteered help and guidance.

“We’ve had a lot of outpouring from a lot of cities wanting to help on this deal,” Cooper said.

Though Weatherford recently annexed land nearby after Brock residents submitted their incorporation petition, Cooper said they’ve not heard from Weatherford about a potential dispute over Weatherford ETJ boundaries.

Brock ISD voters Tuesday approved a new school bond and elected John Brunner to fill an unexpired seat on the board of trustees.

The $18 million bond is intended to address the increasing student population with $16 million proposed for a new primary school and $2 million proposed for campus renovations.

It passed with 1,378 votes, or 51.79 percent, to 1,283 votes against, or 48.21 percent.

John T. Brunner, recently appointed by trustees to fill the unexpired Place 4 seat vacated by Bill Cooper, easily beat challenger Shanna Parker.

Brunner received 1,349 votes, or 69 percent of the vote, to Parker’s 606 votes, or 31 percent of the vote.

Christin Coyne is a staff writer for the Weatherford Democrat, a sister publication of the Mineral Wells Index. Contact her at ccoyne@weatherforddemocrat.com.