Crossroads region elections set
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No election planned this year.