Voters decided several contested races for city, school board and townships.
Texas County Clerk Don Troutman said about 18 percent of the county’s registered voters — 2,898 — traveled to polls. The highest turnout was in the Houston precinct, where 30 percent voted. A school district bond issue was on the ballot and approved.
At Cabool, Jerald Sigman was elected city marshal for a four-year term after defeating Randy L. Hall, 225-132.
Licking Mayor Linda Miller was elected over Les Thoroughman, 83-77. In Licking’s Ward I the vote was: Leland Miller, 13; Danny Wade, 65; and Andrew Hoemann, 4. In Ward II, Joyce Cook won over Dale Krewson, 40-37.
Three persons were elected to the Texas County Health Department board. The vote: C.J. Smith, 1,664; Kirby Holmes, 1,448; Marie Lasater, 1,242; and Caiti Burks, 1,113.
Contested races for school boards were decided. Shawn Watson and Brad Roberts won seats at Cabool. The vote: Watson, 354; Brenda J. Jarrett, 190; Darrell Christeson, 164; Steve Hawkins, 173; and Roberts, 227.
In the Texas County precinct for two seats on the Plato board of education the vote was: Dewayne A. Baker, 123; Darrell Thomas, 108; and Brandi Biebruegge Couch, 97.
At Raymondville, Cody Neugebauer and Aaron Scantlin were elected to the school board. The tally, Shalena Purcell, 37; Neugebauer, 97; Cathy Boutilier, 51; and Scantlin, 81.
In Piney Township, incumbent Don Collins and Don Gaston won seats. The vote was Collins, 630; William Schmidt, 337; and Don Gaston, 783.
In Upton Township, Ernie Mesa and Earl Keith Roberts were elected. The tally: George Sholtz, 50; Roberts, 84; William Brown, 47; Mesa, 91; and Clarence “Rocky” Dailing, 49.