About 18 percent of the county's 16,139 registered voters arrived at polls Tuesday. That's 2,898.

A candidate filed paperwork Monday for the City of Houston’s Ward III council position.

David Arthur will seek the job. Incumbent Bill Maxwell does not plan to seek re-election.

In Ward II, Charles “Chalky” Wells has filed. Bruce Wilson will not seek re-election.

Don Tottingham will run for Houston mayor last week. Incumbent Steve Hutcheson is not seeking another term.

In Ward I, Alderman Sharon Sillyman will seek re-election.

Incumbents have filed for county positions: Omanez Fockler, Texas County Memorial Hospital; and Sally Smith, Texas County Health Department board.

Board members Tom Dunn and Jo Holland filed for re-election to the Houston board of education last week.

Persons have until Jan. 18 to file.


Filings close Jan. 18 for several offices

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