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Filings for the April 4 municipal election opened Tuesday.

Candidate filings include school boards, municipalities, water boards and other political subdivisions.

At the Houston School District, the three-year terms of board members Jo Holland, Darren Ice and Christie Koch expire. Filing Tuesday were Ice and Marty Merckling.  On Friday, Dustin Hartman filed.

In Houston, the city council terms of Angie Gettys, Ward III; Michael Weakly, Ward II; and Sam Kelley, Ward I expire. The term of Mayor Willy Walker expires. They are all two-year terms. A three-way race for mayor developed Tuesday. Filing were Walker, Viki Narancich and Glenn McKinney. In Ward I, Kelley and Fred Stottlemyre filed. Gettys also completed re-election paperwork. In Ward II, Tim Ceplina filed.

A five-year term held by Jay Loveland on the Texas County Memorial Hospital board expires.

The terms of Jim Hagler and Edward Williamson expire for the Texas County Health Department board. They are four-year terms. Both filed Tuesday.

Filings close at 5 p.m. Dec. 27.

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