Texas Election Results: November 5, 2013

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The latest results for the Texas Amendment, NCTC school bond and Sherman City Council elections.
Winners will be shown in bold.

Sherman City Council, District 1(NW Sherman)
Lawrence Davis 679 52.84%
Steve Ingram 606 47.16%

Sherman City Council, District 3 (SE Sherman)
Tom Watt 996 72.28%
Jim Travis 382 27.72%

NCTC $14.8 Million Bond (Vote unofficial until canvassed November 18th)
For 2327 59.33%
Against 1595 40.67%

Precincts reported: 100%
Proposition 1
HJR 62 proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide by statute 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 United States armed services who is killed in action, as long as the surviving spouse has not remarried.
For 995,782 86.98%
Against 149,018 13.01%

Proposition 2
HJR 79 proposes a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision requiring the creation of a state medical education board and a state medical education fund, neither of which is in operation. No new loans have been made from the fund by the board in more than 25 years, and the board currently has no appointees and receives no program funding.
For 946,259 84.69%
Against 171,054 15.30%

Proposition 3
HJR 133 would authorize local political subdivisions to extend the length of time that aircraft parts could remain temporarily in this state before being subject to ad valorem taxation. Under current law, merchandise, wares, and goods (including aircraft parts) may remain in this state temporarily for up to 175 days before being subject to ad valorem taxation; the proposed amendment would permit taxing entities to extend the exemption up to 730 days after the date that a person acquired or imported aircraft parts in the state.
For 624,122 57.73%
Against 456,955 42.26%

Proposition 4
HJR 24 proposes a constitutional amendment that would allow 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 at no cost to the veteran by a charitable organization.
For 961,560 85.14%
Against 167,820 14.85%

Proposition 5
SJR18 would amend the definition of "reverse mortgage" to authorize the making of reverse mortgage loans for the purchase of homestead property in addition to the current legal uses of those loans, and would give lenders recourse against borrowers who fail to timely occupy the homestead properties purchased with such loans. Sjr 18 would also add to the definition of "reverse mortgage" an extension of credit that is not closed before the 12th day after the lender provides to the prospective borrower a written notice summarizing risks and conditions of a reverse mortgage. The language of the required notice is prescribed in the resolution.
For 680,883 62.62%
Against 406,422 37.37%

Proposition 6
SJR 1 would create the state water implementation fund as a special fund inside the state treasury and outside the general revenue fund. Money in the fund would be administered by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and would be used to implement the state water plan, as adopted by general law, by TWDB.
For 836,395 73.37%
Against 303,531 26.62%

Proposition 7
HJR 87 proposes a constitutional amendment to allow home-rule municipalities to adopt charter provisions authorizing the filling of vacancies in the governing body by appointment, but only when the remainder of the vacant term is less than 12 months. Under current law, municipal voters may adopt terms of office for municipal officers longer than two years, but upon approving longer terms of office, any resulting vacancies in office must be filled by special election. The proposed amendment would provide an option for home-rule municipalities to fill short-term vacancies through appointment.
For 806,735 74.39%
Against 277,712 25.60%

Proposition 8
HJR 147 would repeal the Texas Constitution's maximum tax rate for a Hidalgo County hospital district; the maximum rate is currently set at 10 cents per $100 valuation. This rate is lower than the maximum tax rate allowable for hospital districts in all other counties in the State (75 cents per $100 valuation). The repeal of the constitutional cap would authorize hospital district tax rates in Hidalgo County equal to the hospital district tax rate laws applicable to all other Texas counties.
For 740,552 72.36%
Against 282,820 27.63%

Proposition 9
SJR 42 would expand the potential sanctions that the State Commission on Judicial Conduct can issue following a formal proceeding. This constitutional amendment would allow the Commission to issue an order of public admonition, warning, reprimand, or a requirement to obtain additional training or education in addition to the Commission's current authority to issue a public censure or recommend removal or retirement of a judge.
For 921,863 84.65%
Against 167,151 15.34%

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