Recount petition organized in Grayson County

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

Some Grayson County residents are organizing a petition to recount the Grayson College bond election results.

The residents are trying to collect at least 25 signatures, and $1,675 in donations to pay for a recount.

If the election is overturned, the college will pay for the recount.

If it stands, they'll use the money raised with the petition.

Mark Washburn, who is organizing the petition said, "I don't know what will happen with this. If we raise the money and get the signatures in by five o’clock tomorrow, there will be a recount."

The deadline to file the petition is Friday at 5 p.m.

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  • by myrt Location: grayson on May 21, 2007 at 11:20 AM
    Magan wrote strong words even if misspelled. I wonder if she drove 50 miles to vote some did. some chose not to do least one polling location was not properly marked. the children DID NOT ply fair in this election and deserve censure for it. i wonder how many taxes magan has paid. myself, i have paid for 50 years as many in grayson have. we ponder that enough is enough. there should be a limit on the number of years a person should pay taxes period ! there are many who have never paid taxes {and usually are found loudest} and continue to plot to continue same. these are some that are involved in scheming taxes for every one else but their selves.
  • by Judy Location: Sherman on May 18, 2007 at 02:11 PM
    Is it true that 6 years ago the college put a 36 million dollar bond on the taxpayers without the taxpayers voting on it? If so how did that happen?
  • by Mary Location: Denison on May 18, 2007 at 01:55 PM
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on May 18, 2007 at 01:46 PM
    I think KXII should report on how many Grayson County citizens are not satisfied with the way the election was handled. Many voters are upset that they either weren't able to vote because the bond issue was only available at another polling site or they are upset at how far they did have to drive to vote. I think the fact that it was won by only 1 vote is enought in itself to call a recount. Especially when one ballot was thrown out. It all seems a little suspicious. What bothers me the most is not necessarily the outcome of the election but the election itself. What's the point of an election if it isn't fair? I think more people need to be educated on exactly what is going on here because I feel like the voting public is being taken advantage of.
  • by Joe on May 18, 2007 at 01:40 PM
    Everyone should have taken the opportunity to vote. Some of us don't live in the County, but own property there and get stuck paying the outrageous property taxes in this County and have no say in matters such as these. Taxation without representation. The whole property tax situation in Texas is very disturbing.
  • by Tina Location: Denison on May 18, 2007 at 01:28 PM
    That's what is so scary about government these days. People like that "Kim" who go out and vote for or against something without any understanding of what they're voting about........other than some opinion they heard somewhere.
  • by Ted Location: Sherman on May 18, 2007 at 11:21 AM
    ummm, Kim, that's what the college is trying to do. Sell bonds to finance the upgrades. The bonds will be paid for by the modest tax increase. Get a clue. Bond money doesn't come from the magic money tree.
  • by John Location: Sherman on May 18, 2007 at 10:51 AM
    Anyone who has attended any class on the West Campus knows how sad those old Air Force facilities are. What kind of Economic Development tool is a junior college with poorly laid out and equipped facilities? We scream at our city and county government to "bring in quality jobs", but provide second-rate training facilities. If the bond indeed fails, we ALL lose in the end. I wonder how many of the NO votes were cast by Sherman voters who freely vote YES to everything the SISD puts forward? Education doesn't end at 12th grade.
  • by Angela Location: Denison on May 18, 2007 at 09:35 AM
    It would be interesting to know how many of you "chronic complainers" actually took the time to get out and vote. Very few would me my guess. Shut up!
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2007 at 08:51 AM
    Magan needs to learn to use the proper form of
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