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Sherman, Howe, S&S school districts win bond elections

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Local races and a series of constitutional amendments were on Texas ballots on Election Day Tuesday.

With complete but unofficial returns, the Sherman Independent School District's $176 million bond proposal won strong voter approval by a 58 to 42 percent margin. The district will now move forward with plans to build a new high school and to upgrade technology.

"It's a historic day in our community," said Sherman ISD Superintendent Dr. David Hicks. "We're growing, and we know people are moving to Sherman and to this area, and this election is an affirmation of what the teachers do every day to prepare our kids for the future. But it's also indicative of all the support in the community."

Voters in the S&S Consolidated school district OK'd a $20.5 million bond issue by a similar margin; those funds will be used to build a new middle school.

And 71 percent of Howe ISD voters approved the $17 million bond proposal in that district, which is earmarked for a new elementary campus.

But more than two-thirds of the voters in the Pottsboro ISD bond electoin overwhelmingly rejected a two-part $59 million proposal to build a new elementary school and to make additions and renovations to existing school buildings.

There were two contested seats for the Sherman City Council. In District 2, Josh Stevenson got 65 percent of the votes to beat Commie Linson; in At-Large Place 1, 70 percent of the voters selected Willie Steele over challenger Ronald Rose.

Six Sherman City Charter amendments also passed muster with voters. 

Only 6.5 percent of registered voters went to the polls in Grayson County on Tuesday.

By a 73-27 percent margin, voters in Paris rejected a proposition to redirect a quarter-cent sales tax from the Paris Economic Development Corporation to the city.

Returns available shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday indicated that seven amendments to the Texas Constitution were all passing easily in Grayson County and statewide:

Final unofficial Grayson County election returns

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