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Nice afternoon with a couple of small showers as weak front moved back north as a warm front. Some fog again tonight but should be more low clouds as enough wind should keep the fog from being to widespread. An upper level disturbance will pass north of the area late tomorrow with T-storms in northeast Texas. Big question is will the ...
Voters approve school bonds, liquor sales
SOUTHEAST TEXAS - Voters in Southeast Texas have approved two school bond elections and the sale of alcoholic beverages, while they've joined Texans in overwhelmingly supporting a water project fund that was spearheaded by State Representative Allan Ritter of Nederland.
Silsbee voters approved a $30 million bond issue to pay for building a new elementary school and renovations to other campuses. The bond passed by a margin of 845 votes (52%) to 782 votes (48%). The same bond election failed by 13 votes.
Voters in Silsbee also supported allowing restaurant owners to sell mixed beverages. The issue passed 215 votes (63%) to 127 votes (37%). The election means restaurant owners will no longer be forced to get a private club license to sell mixed beverages in Silsbee.
Voters in the Buna ISD said yes to a $20 million school bond issue that will pay for a new high school and converting the existing high school into a junior high campus, as well as other projects. The vote passed by a margin of 351 (63%) to 209 (37%).
Texans are overwhelmingly supporting Proposition 6, based on a bill authored by State Representative Allan Ritter of Nederland, to create a fund for water projects. The proposition is passing by a margin of about 3 to 1.
In Port Neches, voters decided two council races. Chris McMahon defeated Kim Hall for the Place 1 council seat by a margin of 529 votes (52%) to 495 votes (48%). McMahon will replace Terry Schwertner, who chose not to seek re-election.
In the race for Port Neches Council Place 2, Adam Anders defeated incumbent Roy Hollier. The margin was 568 votes (52%) to 519 votes (48%).
In the race for Groves Council Ward 3, incumbent Sidney Badon defeated challenger Bob Vensel. Badon had 330 votes (63%) to Vensel's 196 votes (37%).