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Crossroads region elections set

March 6, 2013 at 8:03 p.m.
Updated March 5, 2013 at 9:06 p.m.


The ballots are set for the May 11 city/school elections.

Some entities will be able to cancel their elections because the races are unopposed.

Three entities are holding special elections for either vacant council positions or special issues.



Calhoun County

Port Lavaca

Council: District 4, Greg Falcon, Port Lavaca, incumbent, Rosie Padron, Port Lavaca; District 5, Jim Ward, Port Lavaca, incumbent, Aristeo Partida, Port Lavaca

Calhoun County School board: District 3, Bill Harvey, unopposed; At-large, one to be elected, Linda Bonar, 61, insurance office employee, Port O'Connor, incumbent; Cheri Whatley, 48, travel manager, Port Lavaca; John Kurtz, 20, marine employee; Mark Howell, 52, engineer, Port Lavaca

Seadrift

Council: At-large, three to be elected, Jack LaBarge, retired, Seadrift, incumbent; Wesley Hunt, carpenter, Seadrift, incumbent; Johnny Mikolas, site manager, Seadrift, incumbent; Mary Anthony, Seadrift; Trinity Christensen, self employed; June Cantrell, Methodist pastor

Point Comfort

Council: At-Large, three to be elected, Mitchal McBride, Point Comfort; Troy Baxter, Point Comfort; Linda Brush, Point Comfort. All are incumbents. All running unopposed. Election to be canceled, candidates unopposed.

DeWitt County

City of Cuero

Council: District 1, John Fuqua, incumbent, 64, sales representative; District 4, Roy Johnson, incumbent, 73, retired; At-large, two to be elected, W. T. "Tony" Allen incumbent, 67, retired; Bill Matthys, incumbent, 66, paralegal; David Ruiz, 60, self-employed.

City of Yorktown

Council: Mayor, Rene Hernandez, 56, incumbent, machinist; At-large, two to be elected, Jerry Alvarez, 51, incumbent, self-employed; Shawna Lamprecht, 42, secretary. Incumbent Mitchell Martin did not seek re-election. Election to be canceled, candidates unopposed.

City of Yoakum

Council: Place 1, Tim Faulkner, 65, small business owner; Place 2, Tim McCoy, 42, information technology manager; Place 3, Annie Rodriguez, 64, insurance sales. All are incumbents. Election to be canceled, candidates unopposed.

City of Nordheim

Council: Mayor, Katherine Payne, 76, incumbent, retired; At-large, two to be elected, Roberta Hale, 55, registered nurse; Larry Baucum, 65, maintenance. All are incumbents. Election to be canceled, candidates unopposed.

Cuero school board

District 1, B.J. Drehr, 51, petroleum engineer; District 2, Gerard Gonzales, 58, small business owner. Election to be canceled, incumbents unopposed.

Yorktown school board

At-large, three to be elected, Jerry Steves, 62, incumbent, retired; Barry M. Watson, 49, chief financial officer; Sarah Hahn, 33, business owner; Patti Harbers, 60, retired; Carole Mueller, 66, substitute driver; Todd Metting, 48, contractor. Incumbents Boyd Weise and H.R. Krause did not file for re-election. Special ballot issue: Chapter 41 to approve options to equalize district's wealth.

Yoakum school board

At-large, Brian Schoenemann, 49, incumbent, civil engineer. Election to be canceled; candidate unopposed.

Nordheim school board

At-large, two to be elected, Lynette Metting, 34, incumbent, homemaker; Paul Baumann, 68, incumbent, retired. Election to be canceled; candidates unopposed.

DeWitt Medical District

At-large, two to be elected, Charles Papacek, 74, retired; Richard Weber, 48, business manager. Both are incumbents. Election to be canceled, candidates unopposed.

Yoakum Hospital District

At-large, two to be elected, Roger L. Lee, 76, retired; Gery B. Maneth, 64, retired. Both are incumbents.

Special election to fill unexpired term of Jim Witte: Linda Schmidt, 55, appointed incumbent, insurance. Filing deadline is Monday.

Goliad County

City of Goliad

Council: At-large, three to be elected, Buddy Zavesky, 65, of Goliad, incumbent, funeral director; Lionel Garcia, 55, of Goliad, incumbent, self-employed; Vicki Rubio, 39, of Goliad, incumbent, assistant manager; Roney Powell, 68, of Goliad, retired; Patricia "Liz" Garcia Holsey, 63, of Goliad, retired teacher; Eric Lee Garza, 30, of Goliad, driver.

Goliad School Board

District 6: Richard A. (Dick) Mollicone, 78, of Goliad, incumbent, engineering manager; Michelle Reitz, 38, of Goliad, manager; District 3: Brandon Huber, 36, Goliad, incumbent, environmental geologist.

Jackson County

City of Edna

No election planned.

City of Ganado

Council: At-large, three to be elected, Carl Russelburg, 53, retired, Ganado; Calvin Callies, 50, incumbent, warehouseman, Ganado; Robin Bauerle, 80, incumbent, retired, Ganado; Blake Petrash 28, incumbent, office manager, Ganado.

Edna School Board

District 6, John C. Morrow, 54, Edna, car sales; District 3, Patrick Brzozowski, 46, Edna, river authority. Election to be canceled, candidates unopposed.

Ganado School Board

Position 1, Donnie Tegler, Ganado, retired educator; Position 2, Pierce Thedford, Ganado. Election to be canceled; candidates unopposed.

Industrial School Board

At Large, two to be elected, Lee Lewis, attorney, Edna, Delano Kinsfather, retired, Lolita. Election to be canceled, candidates unopposed.

Jackson Hospital District:

No election planned this year.

Lavaca County

City of Hallettsville

Council: Mayor, Warren Grindeland, 62, incumbent, contractor; Nancy Braus, 65, retired. Place 2, Gene Chandler, 69, incumbent, general manager oil-field company; Richard (Bugzy) Neilson, 69, retired; Place 5, Cindy Renken, 55, incumbent, insurance agent.

City of Shiner

Council: Mayor, Fred Henry Hilscher, 55, banking; At-large, two to be elected, David Schroeder, 43, registered nurse; Mark (Jake) Jalufka, 46, sales. All are incumbents. Election to be canceled, candidates unopposed.

City of Moulton

Council: Mayor, Ervin Patek, 67, incumbent, mail carrier; Place 1, Lester Hohensee, 76, incumbent, auditor; Diane Rothbauer, 49, office manager; Place 2, Minnie Lee Fisbeck, 80, incumbent, retired; Travis Hill, 51, attorney; Jeremy Buehring, 32, carpenter.

Hallettsville school board

Place 4, Kyle Taylor, 51, sales; Kevin Myers, 42, facilities director; Herbert C. Beyer Jr., 58, pastor. Incumbent Mark Schneider did not seek re-election; Place 5: Paul Cook, 66, incumbent, rancher.

Special election to fill unexpired term of David Ehler in Place 6: Robert Lundy, 42, Hallettsville, financial advisor; Audrey Vaclavik Barrera, 44, homemaker. Filing deadline is Monday.

Shiner school board

Place 3, Dan Stafford, 48, incumbent, veterinarian; Place 5, Max F. Moore III, 38, technician; Rusty Mills, 47, incumbent, unemployed; Place 6, Tim Kalich, 48, incumbent, engineer tech.

Moulton school board

Place 1, Sheryl Zimmerman, 51, machine operator; Place 2, Gernadette Geissen, 41, self-employed; Place 3, Stephanie Fojtik, 40, licensed vocational nurse. Election to be canceled; candidates unopposed.



Refugio County

City of Refugio

Council: Mayor, Ray Jaso, 74, incumbent; Joey Heard, 55, ranch hand; Ron Nelson, 60, retired; Alderman, Place 1, Karen A. Watts, 58, dental assistant; Place 2, Richard Ramirez, 63, business owner and operator; Wanda H. Dukes, 64, retired; Manny Govella, 59, cook; Michael Rocha, 50, part-time postal worker.

Refugio School Board

District 1, Eugene "Bull" Lewis, 63, retired; Lisa R. Varela, 45, county employee; District 3, Jorge A. Jaso, 57, gas station manager; District 5, Edith Hahan Collins, 64, retired; Laura Ann Ramirez, 30, municipal court clerk. All are incumbents.

Refugio Hospital District

No election planned this year.

City of Woodsboro

Council: Mayor, George Hernandez Sr., 64, jail administrator, incumbent; Larry Jochetz, 34, agriculture sales. Place 1, Ralph Cisneros, 69, roadhand; Julian Garcia, 67, retired; Jason "Nappy" Andrade, 27, corrections; Jeanette Chandler, 69, homemaker, incumbent Incumbent Jimmy Blaschke did not seek re-election; Place 2, Debra Bolcik, 56, incumbent, beautician.

Austwell-Tivoli School District

Place 3; Wade Ruddock, Place 4; Josephina Farias; Place 5; Greg Duenez. All are incumbents.

Bayside

No election planned this year.

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