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Benjamin OKs $21 million bond
From The News-Courier staff—
Ray Herring of Munday was the choice of voters in Precinct 3 to join the Knox County Commissioners Court, receiving 205 votes as compared to 133 for incumbent Jimmy Urbanczyk, who had served the county for 24 years and was in charge of roads and bridges.
In non-contested races:
- Jennifer Habert of Seymour received 1,176 votes to remain as the judge of the 50th Judicial District;
- Hunter Brooks of Seymour received 1,183 votes for district attorney of the 50th district;
- Linda Trevino of Munday received 350 write-in votes to remain as the attorney for Knox County;
- Hunter Embessi received 1,220 votes to remain as the sheriff of the county;
- Johnny McCown received 369 votes to remain as the Pct. 1 commissioner.
Knox County gave Donald Trump-Michael Pence a 1,180-265 margin over Joe Biden-Kamala Harris for president and vice-president; picked Ronny Jackson as their choice to replace Mac Thornberry as District 13 House representative with 1,145 votes as compared to 251 for Gus Trujillo and 17 for Jack Westbrook; and voted along party lines for contested Texas races.
Benjamin voters approved a $21 million bond proposal by a 98-28 margin. The Benjamin Independent School District will use the funds for the construction, acquisition, renovations and equipment of school buildings an, including new classrooms, a storm shelter, a new kitchen, a new auditorium for schools and administration purposes, a new gym and a new football field with a capacity of less than a 1,000; and the renovations, improvements and new equipment for the existing school building.
Goree voters (insert numbers) for collection of a 1.4-cent sales tax to be used for street maintenance
Incumbents Ray Cottingham (135), Karen Longan (141) and Trey Singleton (155) were reelected to the Munday City Council while John White (126) was eliminated from the race.
In Knox City, Gene Ward was reelected as mayor, receiving 183 votes, while Kevin Urbanczyk (129), Kent Deville (135) and Fred Ledesma (141) won over J.R. Hodges (81) and Monica Meador (29) for city council.
Incumbents Sam Hunter (199) and Mark Rocha (197) got the nod for two three-year terms on the Munday Independent School District Board of Trustees over Bill Longan (114). Keith Kuehler (185) claimed a one-year post over Megan Myers (116)