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Voters OK $106.5M in school projects
by Joe Baker
May 15, 2014 | 67 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES COUNTY – Voters across three of four Karnes County school districts approved $106.5 million in bond funding aimed at improving or building new school facilities as a result of Saturday’s local city and school district elections.

Also decided were races for city mayor, school district trustees and two propositions.

Results listed below are unofficial until canvassed.

In a race that still may be too close to call due to provisional ballots cast, the vote count Saturday night showed Robert Trevino as the winner for the Kenedy ISD District 3 trustee position with 67 votes, just one vote more than incumbent Alma Danmier who received 66 votes. A recount has been reportedly requested in this contest.

Voters in the Kenedy ISD passed two propositions related to a Chapter 41 wealth equalization issue on the ballot. Voters approved Proposition 1 which authorizes the trustees to purchase attendance credits from the state with local tax revenues. Proposition 1 passed with 253 voting in favor while 70 voted against. Voters also approved Proposition 2 authorizing the trustees to educate students of other school districts with local tax revenues. Proposition 2 passed with 224 voting in favor, while 104 voted against.

Incumbent Kenedy Mayor Randy Garza defeated challenger Alberto Hernandez-Baldarramos. Garza received 310 votes while Hernandez-Baldarramos received 114 votes.

Incumbent Karnes City ISD Place 3 Trustee James Adams was unseated by challenger Dr. Scott Kimble. Kimble received 48 votes while Adams received 42. For the Place 7 position, incumbent Marisa Beaver defeated Michael W. Crow, 71-45.

Karnes City ISD voters approved a bond issue authorizing the school district to move forward with a $45 million project aimed at building new school facilities and improving the existing facilities. The bond proposal passed with 364 voting in favor while 68 voted against.

Incumbent Karnes City Mayor Leroy T. Skloss defeated challenger Catherine J. Passmore for the mayor seat, 186-44.

Jerry Jendrusch, Marlin Moczygemba and Alfie Kowalik were elected as Falls City ISD trustees in the “at large” election with 450, 399 and 361 votes respectively. Candidate Dottie Kowalik received 199 votes.

Falls City ISD voters approved a bond issue authorizing the school district to move forward with a $39.5 million project aimed at building new school facilities and improving the existing facilities. A total of 396 voted in favor of the bond project while 183 voted against.

Incumbent Runge ISD Trustee for Place 2 Oscar Caballero was re-elected to his position defeating challenger Shirley Janssen 19-4. Challenger Timothy Schryver won the Place 3 position with 20 votes, defeating incumbent Conrad Villarreal who received eight votes and Jessica Rios who received 12 votes.

Runge ISD voters approved a bond issue authorizing the school district to move forward with a $22 million project aimed at building new school facilities and improving the existing facilities. The bond issue passed with 177 voting in favor while 20 voted against.
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