Amendment election Tuesday

Water fund proposal generating most interest in ‘off-year’ ballot

Milam County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to help decide the fate of nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constution.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and polling locations are listed at right.

Most of the interest in this “offyear” election is on No. 6, which would create a fund to deal with the future of Texas’ water supply.

VOTER ID—However, this is the first general election to be held under the new Texas Voter Identification Law.

A voter ID is required in order to cast a ballot. For most that will be a driver’s license but other forms are also accepted.

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AMENDMENTS—Here are the amendments:

No. 1 —Authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.

No. 2 —Eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational.

No. 3—Authorizing a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption.

No. 4—Authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.

No. 5 —Authorizing the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and amending lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.

No. 6—Providing for the creation of the State Water Implemention Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources.

No. 7—Authorizing a homerule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.

No. 8—Repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.

No. 9 —Relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.


• Precinct 101, Milam County
Courthouse, Cameron.
• Precinct 105, Buckholts Community Center.
• Precinct 203, Minerva Community Center.
• Precinct 207, Rockdale
Regional Juvenile Justice Center. • Precinct 210, New Providence
Baptist Church, Cameron.
• Precinct 212, Cameron Community Center.
• Precinct 316, Gause Community Center.
• Precinct 317, Milano First
Baptist Church.
• Precinct 318, Rockdale
Volunteer Fire Department.
• Precinct 419, First Baptist Church Family Life Center,
• Precinct 420, Thorndale Recreational Hall (Firemen’s Hall).


The county clerk’s office in Cameron is the only early voting location in the county. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.

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