KARNES COUNTY – Upcoming city and school district elections for the Karnes County area are set for May 11, with early voting dates set for April 29 through May 7.
The upcoming city election will be for the reauthorization of a local sales and use tax at the rate of one fourth of one percent in Karnes City, in order to continue to provide revenue for repair and maintenance of city streets.
The election will be held in City Hall at 314 E. Calvert Ave. on Saturday, May 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Early voting will also be at City Hall from April 29 through May 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended early voting hours will be on April 29 and 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be no Karnes City City Council elections this year, as such elections are held in even-numbered years and will be for May of 2014.
No elections for the Karnes City Independent School District (KCISD) school board will be held this year, as KCISD elections are due for May of 2014.
The Kenedy Independent School District (KISD) will be holding school board trustee elections. District 1 incumbent Jaime Salina Albiar is seeking re-election and is running against Robert A. Trevino. In District 7, incumbent trustee Elisa Garcia Rahmes will retain her seat, as she is running unopposed.
Besides the trustee election, there will also be a school bond election. The school bond is in the amount of $16.95 million and will be for the building of new school buildings for the district. Voters will vote “for” or “against” the school bond.
The election will be on Saturday, May 11, at City Hall (Ruhman C. Franklin Municipal Building) at 303 W. Main Street, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Early voting will also be at the KISD board room from April 29 through May 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended early voting hours will be on April 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There will be two ballots. All registered voters in District 1 can vote for the school board trustee, and then all registered Kenedy voters will be able to vote in the bond election.
There will be no Kenedy City Council elections this year due to current incumbents running unopposed.
The Falls City Independent School District (FCISD) will hold both a regular and special election for school board trustee seats.
The regular election will be an “at large” election, with the top two candidates with most votes earning the two seats. Candidates are Edward Bordovsky (incumbent), Patrick W. Jarzombek (incumbent), Jason Mabe, and Kelly Hons.
The special election is to fill the unexpired term vacated by Stephen Dziuk due to his resignation. The unexpired term runs through May of 2014. Candidates running for the single seat are Aaron Ermis, Janelle Dziuk, and Marlin Moczygemba.
The FCISD trustee elections will be on Saturday, May 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The polling locations will be at Hobson Community Parish Building, FCISD Elementary School Auditorium, and Cestohowa Parish Hall.
Early voting will be at the FCISD High School building administration office from April 29 through May 7, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There will be no Falls City City Council elections this year due to current incumbents running unopposed.
City elections for mayor will be contested between Florentino M. Martinez and Homer Lott, Jr. Current mayor, Cecil E. Frankie, will not be running for another term.
An “at large” election will be held for two city council seats. Three candidates will be running for the two seats, with the top two candidates with the most votes earning the two seats. The candidates are Richard Ramos (incumbent), Virgil Douglas, and Celia “Sally” Esparza.
The elections will be held in the Runge VFW at 512 E. Aransas on Saturday, May 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Early voting will be at City Hall from April 29 through May 7, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended early voting hours will be on May 6 and 7, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be no Runge Independent School District trustee elections held, as incumbents are running unopposed.