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Election set for Saturday in Thorndale

Saturday is school and municipal election day in South Milam County but only in Thorndale.

All elections have been canceled in Rockdale and Milano since there were no contested races.

CROWDED—The Thorndale ISD chase makes up for the lack of candidates in other South Milam County jurisdictions with a seven-candidate race for two positions.

Incumbents Trey Felton and Dean Betak are challenged by Chad Lenz, Kimberly Biar, Hank Laywell, Scotty Schaefer and Heath Cargill.

Four candidates are seeking three positions on the Thorndale City Council.

Incumbents Gerald Niemtschk, Sam Pickett and George Galbreath are on the ballot along with Allen Hejl.

It’s a joint school-city election. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Thorndale Senior Citizens Center, 200 South Cornelius.

BOND—There is a Milam County town with a major decision to make Saturday.

Voters in the Cameron ISD will decide the fate of a $5.65-million bond package to upgrade athletic facilities.

If approved, the bonds would be used to construct a new baseball field complex, renovate the football field, build lighted tennis courts/parking, resurface the track and construct a new jumping center.

Election hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Yoe High School.

RE-ELECTED­— Here are the “winners” in elections that were canceled because there were no contested races (all but one are incumbents):

City of Rockdale— Doug Calame, Leroy Phillips.

Rockdale ISD—Lin Perry, Kent Bowermon.

Rockdale Hospital District—Carl Hudson, Terry Browning, Dennis Brooks and Tom Loth, who is filling the position created when an incumbent resigned.

City of Milano—Mayor Billy Barnett; council member Jerry Hall.

Milano ISD—Edward Westbrook, Jay Willingham.

Gause ISD elections are held with the general election in November.


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