Posted at 7:12 p.m. Few voters arrived at the Houston polling precinct today to decide two city issues related to the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant for the community and a rural water issue.
In the city, about 18.4 percent of registered voters made it to the polls.
In balloting, Houston voters approved a $3.5 million bond issue for the work, 193-37. They also okayed an extension of a quarter-cent sales tax, 193-36. Half of the proceeds will be used to retire the debt. The balance will come from an increase in sewer fees.
The city also expects to receive a $500,000 grant.
Patrons of Public Water Supply District 2 voted 85-13 in balloting related to a bond issue not to exceed $800,000 for improvements.
VIDEO: Video from today’s election.