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Lubbock City Councilman Victor Hernandez Survives Recall Attempt; State Constitutional Amendments Pass

Tuesday night, Texas voters overwhelmingly approved nine Constitutional Amendments proposed by the Legislature.  Full results can be found at the end of the article.

Concerning the passage of Prop. 6, which would create the SWIFT fund for water infrastructure projects, Governor Rick Perry said, “Today, the people of Texas made history, ensuring we’ll have the water we need to grow and thrive for the next five decades, without raising state taxes. Now it’s time to get to work on the projects that’ll help us meet our growing water needs, preserving and improving both our economic strength and quality of life.”

City of Lubbock

Locally, District 1 Lubbock City Councilman Victor Hernandez (pictured, right) survived a recall attempt. 58.4% (911) of the voters in District 1 voted to keep Hernandez in office (647 voted to recall Hernandez 41.5%).  He is up for re-election in May 2014.

In Amarillo, voters have approved 21 amendments to the city’s charter.

Alcohol sales referendums were passed in Vega and Fisher County.

School bond proposals were passed in Abilene ISD, Jim Ned CISD, Merkel ISD, Trent ISD & Blanket ISD.

Around the state, in Houston voters re-elected Mayor Annise Parker. In Harris County, voters rejected a bond proposal to renovate the Astrodome into a large-scale convention center.

A $99 million bond proposal by Katy ISD (in the Houston metro area) failed 55%-45%.

Other races include:

State Representative District 50 – Unexpired Term
Jade Chang Sheppard DEM  1,083  15.94%  1,083  15.94%
Celia Israel DEM  2,148  31.63%  2,148  31.63%
Rico Reyes DEM  856  12.60%  856  12.60%
Mike VanDeWalle REP  2,703  39.80%  2,703  39.80%

 

RACE NAME PARTY EARLY VOTES PERCENT TOTAL VOTES  PERCENT
Prop 1 Ad valorem tax exempt of homestead for one’s spouse killed in action
IN FAVOR 422,591 86.97% 689,608 86.90%
AGAINST 63,273 13.02% 103,870 13.09%
———– ———–
Race Total 485,864 793,478
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 390
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 958
Precincts Reported 4,393 of 8,193 Precincts 53.62%
Statewide Turnout 5.90% 13,445,285 Registered Voters
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RACE NAME
Prop 2 Eliminate the State Medical Board and its Education Fund
IN FAVOR 404,544 85.08% 655,397 84.55%
AGAINST 70,935 14.91% 119,678 15.44%
———– ———–
Race Total 475,479 775,075
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 390
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 958
Precincts Reported 4,393 of 8,193 Precincts 53.62%
Statewide Turnout 5.76% 13,445,285 Registered Voters
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RACE NAME
Prop 3 Extend # of days that aircraft parts are exempt from ad valorem tax
IN FAVOR 270,392 58.67% 478,956 60.54%
AGAINST 190,469 41.32% 312,132 39.45%
———– ———–
Race Total 460,861 791,088
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 390
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 958
Precincts Reported 4,393 of 8,193 Precincts 53.62%
Statewide Turnout 5.88% 13,445,285 Registered Voters
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RACE NAME
Prop 4 Exempt from ad valorem tax of donated home to a disabled vet
IN FAVOR 408,505 85.18% 668,202 85.34%
AGAINST 71,045 14.81% 114,755 14.65%
———– ———–
Race Total 479,550 782,957
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 390
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 958
Precincts Reported 4,393 of 8,193 Precincts 53.62%
Statewide Turnout 5.82% 13,445,285 Registered Voters
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RACE NAME
Prop 5 Authorize reverse mortgage loans when purchasing homestead property
IN FAVOR 293,148 63.19% 510,634 64.14%
AGAINST 170,736 36.80% 285,483 35.85%
———– ———–
Race Total 463,884 796,117
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 390
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 958
Precincts Reported 4,393 of 8,193 Precincts 53.62%
Statewide Turnout 5.92% 13,445,285 Registered Voters
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RACE NAME
Prop 6 Create a State Water Implementation Fund
IN FAVOR 369,006 76.36% 582,521 73.72%
AGAINST 114,207 23.63% 207,610 26.27%
———– ———–
Race Total 483,213 790,131
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 390
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 958
Precincts Reported 4,393 of 8,193 Precincts 53.62%
Statewide Turnout 5.87% 13,445,285 Registered Voters
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RACE NAME
Prop 7 Authorize home-rule cities to fill vacancy procedures in charter
IN FAVOR 351,658 75.95% 563,305 74.63%
AGAINST 111,305 24.04% 191,404 25.36%
———– ———–
Race Total 462,963 754,709
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 390
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 958
Precincts Reported 4,393 of 8,193 Precincts 53.62%
Statewide Turnout 5.61% 13,445,285 Registered Voters
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RACE NAME
Prop 8 Repeal TX Constitution’s max tax rate for a Hidalgo Co hosp district
IN FAVOR 321,472 73.32% 516,028 72.34%
AGAINST 116,964 26.67% 197,233 27.65%
———– ———–
Race Total 438,436 713,261
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 390
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 958
Precincts Reported 4,393 of 8,193 Precincts 53.62%
Statewide Turnout 5.30% 13,445,285 Registered Voters
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RACE NAME
Prop 9 Expand potential sanctions against a judge or justice
IN FAVOR 395,750 85.30% 639,905 84.48%
AGAINST 68,177 14.69% 117,473 15.51%
———– ———–
Race Total 463,927 757,378
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 390
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 958
Precincts Reported 4,393 of 8,193 Precincts 53.62%
Statewide Turnout 5.63% 13,445,285 Registered Voters

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