Yorktown ISD voters approve both funding options

  • ELECTION RESULTS

  • X : Winner

    100% of precincts reporting

    cuero

    CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

    X John Fuqua (I)42

    DISTRICT 4

    X Roy Johnson (I)50

    AT LARGE

    TWO ELECTED

    X W.T. "Tony" Allen (I)148

    X Bill Matthys (I)153

    David Ruiz16

    YORKTOWN

    SCHOOL ...

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  • ELECTION RESULTS

    X : Winner

    100% of precincts reporting

    cuero

    CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

    X John Fuqua (I)42

    DISTRICT 4

    X Roy Johnson (I)50

    AT LARGE

    TWO ELECTED

    X W.T. "Tony" Allen (I)148

    X Bill Matthys (I)153

    David Ruiz16

    YORKTOWN

    SCHOOL BOARD AT LARGE

    THREE ELECTED

    Jerry Steves (I)112

    X Barry M. Watson313

    Sarah Hahn215

    X Patti Harbers353

    Carole Mueller63

    X Todd Metting257

    SPECIAL BALLOT ISSUE:

    Chapter 41 to approve options to equalize school district's wealth.

    Option 1

    X For338

    Against62

    Option 2

    X For291

    Against105

    NORDHEIM

    SPECIAL BALLOT ISSUE:

    Nordheim School District

    $3.7 million bond issue

    X For75

    Against18

    CANCELLED AND DECLARED ELECTED:

    YORKTOWN

    City Council, Mayor:

    Rene Hernandez (I)

    At-large:

    TWO ELECTED

    Jerry Alvarez (I)

    Shawna Lamprecht.

    YOAKUM

    City Council, Place 1:

    Tim Faulkner (I)

    Place 2:

    Tim McCoy (I)

    Place 3:

    Annie Rodriguez (I)

    School board, At-large:

    Brian Schoenemann (I)

    Yoakum Hospital District, At-large:

    TWO ELECTED

    Roger L. Lee (I)

    Gery B. Maneth (I)

    Special election to fill unexpired term of Jim Witte:

    Linda Schmidt

    NORDHEIM

    City Council, Mayor:

    Katherine Payne (I)

    At-large:

    TWO ELECTED

    Roberta Hale (I)

    Larry Baucum (I)

    School board, At-large:

    TWO ELECTED

    Lynette Metting (I)

    Paul Baumann (I)

    CUERO

    School board, District 1:

    B.J. Drehr (I)

    District 2:

    Gerard Gonzales (I)

    DeWitt Medical District, At-large:

    TWO ELECTED

    Charles Papacek (I)

    Richard Weber (I)

Yorktown school district voters approved both recapturing methods in the Chapter 41 issue Saturday's ballot.

The school district can now either send revenue directly to the state or adopt another property poor school district to designate funds.

"First of all, I would like to thank the taxpayers who took the time to vote," said Superintendent Deborah Kneese.

"Furthermore, I am glad that both propositions passed because it will give Yorktown ISD the best options to keep funds locally."

The election was required because the school district's property wealth has moved it into Chapter 41 status, designating it as a wealthy school district because of a state formula.

The property values in the district have tripled in the past year.

The wealth increase is due in part to the increase in property values because of the Eagle Ford Shale drilling in the district.