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November 6, 2013

New dawn for MWISD

Voters support $25 million bond package in Tuesday’s election


Haterius said the next step is for VLK Architects to proceed on design plans.

Graford ISD

As of the Index’s print deadline, it did not receive unofficial results from the Graford ISD bond, but will follow up in Thursday’s paper.

School bonds were not the only items being decided Tuesday. Voters throughout the county helped decide the fates of a Palo Pinto Hospital District contested race and nine state constitutional amendments.

Hospital trustee races

Provisionally in the Palo Pinto General Hospital trustee races, all incumbents won their respective races. This included Place 1 Director Tim Hopkins and Place 3 Director Lori Baker-Boyd, who were uncontested, and Place 2 Director James “J.C.” Colton, who had a challenger. Colton earned 1143 votes to Matthew Baker’s 801 votes.

Hopkins received 1727 votes and Baker-Boyd 1766 votes.

Constitutional amendments

In the Texas Constitutional amendment election, unofficial results indicate all nine propositions passed, locally, including the highly advertised Proposition 6 regarding water. Here are how area voters cast votes in the state election:

• Proposition 1 – 1018 for, 178 against.

• Proposition 2 – 1003 for, 174 against.

• Proposition 3 – 708 for, 436 against.

• Proposition 4 – 898 for, 200 against.

• Proposition 5 – 765 for, 393 against.

• Proposition 6 – 996 for, 205 against.

• Proposition 7 – 872 for, 274 against.

• Proposition 8 – 803 for, 294 against.

• Proposition 9 – 958 for, 190 against.

All elections are unofficial until they are canvassed in the coming weeks.


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