Voters across the county go to the polls today to choose candidates for school, city and county hospital board.
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The county clerk’s office in the Texas County Administrative Center will be open Saturday morning for absentee balloting.
Here is a rundown of contested races:
School races: Two incumbents on the Houston school board, Sharon Horbyk and Doug Castleman, are challenged by John Impey and Darren Ice, for a three-year term.
Seeking terms on the Plato board of education are: Dewayne Baker, Brandi Niebruegge Couch, Pete Scurlock and Mickey Bowers. Two will be selected.
Three persons filed for two positions on the Summersville board of education: Jeff Atchison, Joe Meyers and Jason Greear.
Seeking two seats on the Success board of education are: Marian Gilbert, Logan Elliott, Kelly Bean and Deanna Filkins. Gilbert and Elliott are incumbents.
City races: Running unopposed for re-election on the Houston City Council are Joyce Campbell, Ward II; Joe Honeycutt, Ward I; and Don Romines, Ward III.
At Cabool, Mayor Ed Hardy is running unopposed. Seeking the Ward I seat are incumbent Sam Mudd and Larry W. Baker. In Ward II, Jim Sigman is challenging incumbent Terry L. Jones.
Running unopposed at Licking are Larry Guffey, Ward I; and Jim Nelson, Ward II.
Harold T. Dandridge and Bobby Biram are unopposed for two seats as Plato village trustees.
Raymondville voters will elect Gene DeWitt and Donald Barton as village trustees. Two slots expire.
At Summersville, Hugh “Bud” Anderson and Leroy Wells will fill two, two-year terms as aldermen. Chance Johnson is running unopposed for a one-year term.
A Houston man, Michael Mutzebaugh, will challenge incumbent Janet Wiseman of Houston, for a five-year term on the Texas County Memorial Hospital board of trustees.
Cabool voters will decide whether to extend a half-cent sales tax for transportation purposes.
Other filings: Kevin Clary and Steve Matherly, incumbents on the Cabool board of education, are unopposed.
At Raymondville School, Allen Branstetter and Rick Dixon, incumbents, went unchallenged.
Roy Kinder and Jason Derrickson are candidates for the Licking board of education.
No election is required because only two filed for each office.