Election results: What you need to know

May 12, 2013 at 12:12 a.m.

Will Burleson walks up to the poll at  the Victoria County Courthouse to cast his vote Saturday.

Will Burleson walks up to the poll at the Victoria County Courthouse to cast his vote Saturday.   Joe Lamberti for The Victoria Advocate

Victoria: Armstrong, Polasek heading to runoff election

The race for Victoria's top elected official isn't final yet.

Incumbent Mayor Will Armstrong and Councilman Paul Polasek will face off yet again in a runoff slated for June 8 or 15.

The votes differed by a thin margin.

Armstrong, who has served as mayor since 2004, said this would be his last time to run for office.

"I'm very pleased with the results on all the races except mine," Armstrong said. "I thought I would be a little ahead, and I'm a little behind, but it's not over yet."

The council will meet in special session at 5 p.m. Tuesday to set the runoff date and canvas the votes.

For the full story, go here.

1 Victoria council race goes to runoff; newcomer, incumbent win seats

The face of Victoria City Council will change with the election of one newcomer voted into District 3.

A second newcomer could join the council, depending on the outcome of the Super District 5 runoff.

Jeff Bauknight, 43, will take the oath of office at a special Tuesday City Council meeting along with Tom Halepaska, 63, who won a fourth term.

Read more about the Victoria City Council elections here.

Shiner elects deceased candidate to school board

Rusty Mills, who died in March, won re-election to the Place 5 seat on the Shiner school board.

State law required Mills' name remain on the ballot because of the timing of his death as it related to when he applied for re-election.

Community reaction to the result was varied.

"I'm surprised," said Max Moore III, who also filed for the seat. "I don't know what I am going to do moving forward. I'll need to think about it."

For more Lavaca County election results, click here.

Refugio County cities elect new mayors

Joey Heard is the new mayor of Refugio, beating incumbent Ray Jaso.

In Woodsboro, Larry Jochetz beat incumbent George Hernandez Sr. for the mayor's seat.

Get full Refugio County results here.

Three win seats on Goliad City Council

In Goliad, Buddy Zavesky, Lionel Garcia and Patricia "Liz" Garcia Holsey won seats to the city council.

For full Goliad County results, click here.

Jackson County voters approve Emergency Services District

The votes are in, and Edna's city emergency medical services programs aren't going anywhere.

Voters Saturday approved a measure to create Emergency Services District No. 3, a move that allows the city to continue funding its full-time fire and emergency medical service workers.

Edna City Manager Ken Knight said the results show the respect residents have for the city's emergency medical services and fire department employees.

"Now, we start the paperwork on getting everything implemented," he said Saturday evening. "I think it's a great relief."

For other Jackson County election results, go here.

Incumbents upset in 2 Calhoun County races

Rosie Padron upset incumbent Greg Falcon Jr., earning a city council seat. In the other city council race, Jim Ward held off Aristeo Partida to retain his seat on the council.

For full Calhoun County results, go here.

Yorktown ISD voters approve both funding options

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."

For other DeWitt County results, click here.

For full election coverage, including results, profiles and debates, check out Election Central.



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