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Municipal elections will be April 5 in the county.

Filings for various posts close Tuesday, Dec. 28, across the area.

Here are the last to declare their candidacy going into the final full week.

Incumbents Jeff Gettys and Jennifer Scheets refiled for a three-year term on the Houston board of education.

Two filed for a five-year term on Texas County Memorial Hospital board of trustees. They are George Sholtz of Upton and incumbent, Jim Perry, D.O., of Cabool.

In the City of Houston, a race is in Ward III. Former council members Joe Honeycutt and Don Romines filed. The incumbent is Ross Richardson. In Ward I, Sam Kelley, who earlier was appointed to the board, completed candidacy paperwork. The term of Kevin Stilley also expires. In Ward II, Sheila Walker filed. She was earlier appointed.

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