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Rockdale, Cameron only polling places in Tuesday amendment vote


YOU CAN’T BEAT IT—All kinds of things ended up in the City of Rockdale’s Stash Your Trash effort at Fair Park Saturday, including a drum set, here admired by (L-R) city employees Cole Henson, David Allen, Scott Patranella and Basilio Salazar. See page 2A. 
Reporter/Mike Brown YOU CAN’T BEAT IT—All kinds of things ended up in the City of Rockdale’s Stash Your Trash effort at Fair Park Saturday, including a drum set, here admired by (L-R) city employees Cole Henson, David Allen, Scott Patranella and Basilio Salazar. See page 2A. Reporter/Mike Brown There will be only four polling places in Milam County—two each in Rockdale and Cameron— for Tuesday’s Texas Constitutional Amendment election.

Early voting on the 10 amendments ends Friday at four different locations around the county.

The pace of early voting has been slow, according to the county clerk’s office, with only 80 ballots cast in the first week.

Nineteen early votes were cast in Rockdale, 40 in Cameron, nine in Thorndale and four in Buckholts. Eight mail-in ballots were received.

Early voting schedule for the final two days:

Milam County Clerk’ s Office, Cameron—8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Precinct 1 Commissioner Office, Buckholts—Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Office, One-Stop Cen- ter, Rockdale—8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days.

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Office, Thorndale— 8:30 a.m. to 12-noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m., both days.

AMENDMENTS—Voters will cast “yes” or “no” ballots on the following proposed amendments:

No. 1—Property tax exempt ions for d isabled veterans’ spouses.

No. 2—Raising bonding capacity of the Texas Water Development Board.

No. 3—Additional student loan bonds.

No. 4—Authorizing “tax increment financing” for some areas.

No. 5—Extending interlocal agreement time period.

No. 6—Increasing distributions from the state’s Permanent School Fund to the Available School Fund.

No. 7—Adds El Paso County to conservation-reclamation district list.

No. 8—Adds a “water stewardship valuation” appraisal option.

No. 9—Authorizes pardons for deferred adjudication cases.

No. 10—Extends the “unexpired term” time period during which incumbents must resign if they seek another office.

WHERE TO VOTE

Precincts 101, 103 and 105—Milam County Courthouse, Cameron.

Precincts 207, 210 and 212— Cameron Community Center.

Precincts 316, 317 and 318—Rockdale Volunteer Fire Station.

Precincts 419 and 420—New Salem Home Demonstration Building, Fair Park, Rockdale.


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