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May 6, 2013

Early voting ends Tuesday for May 11 election

Corsicana — Early voting for the May 11 school and municipal elections ends Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Various city and school board elections, as well as the Corsicana Independent School District’s $54 million bond are on the Saturday ballot.

Although some entities were able to cancel their elections with only incumbents filing, a number of decisions remain on the ballot throughout Navarro County.

Corsicana ISD voters will decide the fate of a proposed $54 million school bond (see related story on page 1), and a number of county schools and cities have positions up for election.

The contested races for local school boards will be:

Dawson ISD: Two at-large positions are being contested between incumbent Kay Yates and challengers Kenneth Nesmith, Jennifer MIller, T.J. Boatright, Harvey Parker and Mark Martinez.

Frost ISD: Two at-large positions are open and filed to run are the incumbents Clay Reynolds and Josh Martin, and challenger Jason Curl.

Kerens ISD: Three at-large positions are open, and filed for those are incumbents Kenny Berry, Norton Connor and Matt Lynch, along with challengers Tyrone Martin, Kyle Ware.

Mildred ISD: Two at-large positions are open and three candidates have filed, those are the two incumbents, Craig McCracken and Shane Farmer. Bob Pritchett has filed as a challenger.

In municipal or city elections:

Angus: Filed for the three alderman positions are incumbents Ken Cook and Kim Newsome, along with challengers Marlo Reynolds and Roy Lynn McCain, Phyllis Tidwell and Lowell Grabau.

Blooming Grove: Three spots are open on the city council, and incumbents Linda Busby and Donnie Harris have filed. Challengers are Donny Scott and Susan Pointer McCall.

Frost has eight people running for three alderman positions. Filed to run are incumbents David Malone, Francesca Cook and Eddie Sweet along with challengers Lance Reed, Kyra Kelley Hooser, Carl C. Cassady, J.J. Bratcher and Kevin Freeman.

Rice will have one contested race in the mayor’s race between incumbent Larry Bailey and challenger Jim Fortson.

Early voting runs through 5 p.m. today. The polls will be open on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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