Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

May 4, 2013

Area ISD elections

Mineral Wells Index

— Early voting for the May 11 uniform election is underway and there are several other area school district elections in addition to Mineral Wells ISD. These include the following:

Millsap ISD school board election

Two at-large trustee places are contested in Millsap ISD. Vying for these are incumbents Tommy Lucia and Jerry Walker and newcomer Timothy Kukuk.

There are many early voting locations throughout Parker County for the Millsap ISD election. For a list of these, visit the Millsap ISD Board of Trustees website at www.millsapisd.net/MP.cfm?P=1060.

Election day voting takes place May 11, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., at the Millsap Community Center, located at 104 Fannin St, in Millsap.

Palo Pinto ISD bond election

Palo Pinto ISD is asking taxpayers to approve a $3 million bond, which is estimated to increase the tax rate 4 cents per $100 taxable property valuation. The bond would help the district make security updates, fund renovations and modernization and add a new cafetorium. The bonds will also address Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

All PPISD voting takes place at the school, located at 821 Oak Street, in Palo Pinto.

Early voting is through May 7 (weekdays only) – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the PPISD Administration Office. Voting on May 11, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., takes place in the Palo Pinto School Library.

Gordon school board election

Gordon ISD has two at-large trustee places contested by three candidates – incumbents Ed DeMichele and Milo Moffit and newcomer, challenger Joel Taylor.

Early voting takes place in the superintendent's office on weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 11 voting will be in the school library, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Gordon School is located at 112 Rusk Street in Gordon.

Strawn school board and bond elections

Strawn ISD is asking its 500 registered voters to approve a $5 million bond issuance for the “construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of school buildings and the levying of the tax in payment thereof,” according to the ballot. Financial information on the bond states that the proposed 25-year bond would increase taxes as much as 45 cents per $100 taxable value on property. The district's current tax rate is $1.04 per $100 taxable valuation.

In addition to the bond election, Strawn ISD has two at-large places contested by incumbent board members Craig Abbott and Tina Spakes and former board member Reese Sparks.

Early voting by appearance for Strawn ISD's May 11 uniform election goes through May 7 and takes place at Strawn City Hall, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each weekday.