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Tunnell, Holmes & Simmons win Hawkins ISD board seats
By JOHN SPARKS

Incumbents Ed Tunnell and Edwin Simmons were re-elected to serve on the Hawkins Independent School District Board of Trustees in the election held Saturday, May 12. Joining them as a newly elected member is Bill Holmes. Each was elected to a full three year term.

The race for three seats on the board drew six candidates with final voting results as follows: Ed Tunnell, 207; Edwin Simmons, 191: Bill Holmes, 165: Andrew Stradley, 128: John Dunn, 87 and Jerry Stacks 57.

The results will be canvassed and the winners sworn in on Monday, May 21 at a special meeting of the board.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the school board is Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m.

Wood County voters approve Property Tax Rebate Amendment

Wood County voters joined fellow voters throughout the state of Texas in approving an amendment to the state constitution which will result in property tax reductions for seniors with "frozen" school district property taxes.

The single highest vote total by a single precinct in Wood County was cast by Holly Lake voters (Precinct 3-2) where 428 voters turned out with 416 approving the amendment and only 12 voting against it.

Voters return incumbents to Hawkins city council posts

Three positions on the Hawkins City Council were up for election in the May 12 election.

One race was contested with Bob Caldwell challenging incumbent Clara Kay. Kay polled 77 votes to 42 for Caldwell for the Place 2 seat. Incumbents Dwayne Hickey and Tom Parker were unopposed in the race. Hickey received 97 votes for Place 5 and Parker 86 votes for Place 4

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2009 16:34  

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