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Propositions on ballots for Tuesday elections
by Joe Baker
Oct 31, 2013 | 20 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES COUNTY – Local voters will decide a variety of issues at elections happening Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Voting precincts have been consolidated into five locations across Karnes County.

Registered voters in precincts 1, 2, 8, 12, and 13 must vote at the St. Cornelius Catholic Church CCD building in Karnes City.

Registered voters in precinct 3 must vote at the Gillett Baptist Church in Gillett.

Registered voters in precincts 4, 9, 11, 14, and 15 must vote at Kenedy City Hall in Kenedy.

Registered voters in precinct 5 must vote at the Runge VFW Hall in Runge.

Registered voters in precincts 6, 7, and 10 must vote at the Falls City Holy Trinity Parish Diner in Falls City.

Local voters who live in the Falls City Independent School District and Runge Independent School District will either approve or reject one or two propositions when they go to the polls.

There are two propositions on the ballot to determine the method of reducing wealth authorized under the provisions of Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code.

Voters will choose to vote for or against authorizing the board of trustees to purchase attendance credits from the state with local tax revenues.

Voters will choose to vote for or against authorizing the board of trustees to educate students of other school districts with local tax revenues.

According to information from local school officials, if voters vote for both propositions, the school district can then choose the method to send funds to the state or another district.

If voters choose to vote against either or both propositions, the state will choose an option that may include consolidation with another district, or property loss to another district.

In addition to the school district elections, voters will also vote for or against nine state constitutional amendments:

Proposition 1 - “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.”

Proposition 2 - “The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational.”

Proposition 3 - “The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption.”

Proposition 4 - “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.”

Proposition 5 - “The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.”

Proposition 6 - “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources.”

Proposition 7 - “The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.”

Proposition 8 - “The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.”

Proposition 9 - “The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.”
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