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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%).


 

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