Stephenville voters reject all 5 propositions; Evans, Elms elected to SISD board

E-T staff report

Erath County voters let their voices be heard on Saturday, defeating all five propositions on the city of Stephenville ballot and electing new school board members for Stephenville and Dublin ISDs.

According to information from the Erath County Elections Office, of the 18,409 eligible voters, 2,335 total ballots were cast, for a voter turnout of 12.68%.

Results from the election are unofficial until they are canvassed by the appropriate governing board in the upcoming weeks.

Unofficial results released Saturday night include:

• Proposition A (Combined Use Facility)

For - 800

Against - 868

Proposition B (Downtown Revitalization)

For - 613

Against - 1054

Proposition C (Belknap Street)

For - 644

Against - 1023

Proposition D (Street Renovations - 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, Cage, and Swan Streets)

For - 623

Against - 1037

Proposition E (Bosque River Trail)

For - 608

Against - 1058

Three new faces will be on the Stephenville ISD school board.  

In Place 1, Robert Barberee ran unopposed.

Sherrie Evans will represent Place 2, garnering 1,140 votes to Mandy McGee O'Neal's 937 votes.

Chad Elms will represent Place 3, garnering 1,402 votes to Sonia Sandford's 683.

For Dublin school board trustee, the results are as follows:

Charlie Bradberry, 111; Raymond Salinas, 109; James Moore, 93; and Jeff Weaver, 73. The top three vote-getters will serve on the Dublin ISD board of education.

Voters in the Lipan ISD approved a $9.430 million bond to renovate facilities and purchase new buses, 186 to 125, according to information from the Hood County elections website. 

In addition, two new board members were elected to the Lipan ISD board of trustees. For Place 6, Nikki Callaway defeated Cody Robinson, 173-123. For Place 7, Tim Dowdy defeated Lacie Steed, 181-118.

In the Gordon ISD bond election, voters defeated both bond issues on the ballot, according to information from the Palo Pinto County elections website.

According to the official election notice, the Gordon ISD board of trustees asked voters to approve a $12 million bond for the purpose of "acquiring, constructing, renovating and equipping school facilities, and acquiring any necessary school sites."

A second issue presented to voters sought approval of an $800,000 bond for the purpose of "replacing the track surface at the District’s stadium."

Proposition A was defeated by a narrow margin of just 13 votes, with 229 ballots cast against to 216 in favor.

Proposition B was defeated by a slightly larger margin of 40 votes, with 242 ballots cast against the measure and 202 in favor.

In addition, Gordon ISD voters elected Derek Hinkson to their school board with 234 votes to Joe Danna's 145 votes.