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November 5, 2013

Preliminary local results in for Nov. 5 elections

Unofficial results are in on the state and Palo Pinto Hospital District races. Here are the preliminary results:

In the Palo Pinto County Hospital District races, provisionally, all incumbents, including Tim Hopkins and Lori Baker-Boyd, who were uncontested, and James “J.C.” Colton, won their respective races. Colton earned 627 votes to challenger Matthew Baker's 408 votes. Hopkins received 920 votes and Baker-Boyd 938 votes.

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.

The Index is awaiting results from the MWISD and Graford ISD bond elections.

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