Amendments, Local Option Elections Pass; Two Bond Issues Fail

Posted/updated on: November 7, 2013 at 2:40 am

thumb_voting-computerEAST TEXAS Texas voters have approved all 9 proposed amendments to the state constitution. Smith County voters also approved all nine amendments. Plus Smith County voters in Justice of the Peace Precincts 1 and 4 have approved local option elections. It usually takes up to 60 days for license applications to go through. Stores in those areas who apply for a license should be selling alcoholic beverages after the first of the year. The only local item not to win at the ballot box in Smith County was the Chapel Hill School bond issue. In unofficial returns, the votes were 1,054 against the proposal and 619 for it. Visit the Elections page at the Smith County Website for up-to-date election information.

Elsewhere, A $36 million dollar bond in Gilmer was shot down. KETK reports Proposition 1 would have paid for a new high school, but over 60 per cent of the voters turned thumbs down on the bond.

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