Early voting starts Monday for May 6 election

April 22, 2017 at 7:57 p.m.
Updated April 22, 2017 at 10:10 p.m.

Early voting starts Monday for the May 6 city/school elections.

Voting ends May 2.

No elections will be held in Victoria County this year. The city of Victoria and the Victoria College board did not have elections scheduled.

The Victoria school board canceled its election and declared incumbents Tami Keeling and Lou Svetlik were unopposed in their re-election bids.

Many elections across the Crossroads were canceled because the candidates were unopposed.

Here is a list of elections that will be held as well as those that were canceled.


Calhoun School Board - District 1, Jesse Briseno Jr., 71, of Port Lavaca, retired, incumbent, and Victor Robles, 38, of Port Lavaca, instrument inspector. District 2, Joe Manuel Ortiz, 48, of Port Lavaca, electrical technician, incumbent, and William Edward Campbell, 70, of Port Lavaca, retired. District 6, Janie Delgado, 66, of Port Lavaca, retired, incumbent, and John Martin Foester, 48, of Port Lavaca, geologist/rancher.

Point Comfort City Council - At-large, three to be elected, Wesley McKelvy, 28, a Calhoun County Sheriff's Office deputy; Carey Knuepper, 52, self-employed; Michael Mang, 58, surveyor; Linda Brush, 71, retired, incumbent; and Kelli Hilsher Hines, 54, Calhoun County Sheriff's Office dispatcher.

Port O'Connor Improvement District - No election is planned this year.

Elections canceled and candidates declared elected:

Port Lavaca City Council - District 1, Jerry Dean Smith, 54, electrical technician III, incumbent. District 3, Jan Regan, 71, of Port Lavaca, Realtor.

Seadrift City Council - At-large, 3 to be elected, June Cantrell, 76, a pastor for a Methodist church in Seadrift, and Geoffrey Hunt, 33, a captain, both incumbents; Kenneth Reese, 70, retired.


Yorktown School Board - At-large, 4 to be elected, Randy Franke, self-employed, incumbent; Tony Longoria, tire salesman; Mark Niemeier, agriculture and mechanic; Jody Hall, registered nurse; Nelda Sertuche, incumbent; and Danette Respondek, stay-at-home mother, incumbent.

Elections canceled and candidates declared elected:

Cuero City Council - 4 elected. District 1, John Fuqua, 69, sales representative. District 4, Roy Johnson, 78, retired. At-Large, W.T. "Tony" Allen, 72, retired; and William "Bill" Matthys, 71, retired.

Cuero School Board - 2 elected. District 3, Beverly Kuecker, 56, local business owner. District 4, Courtney Moore, 44, local business owner.

Cuero Medical District - 1 elected. Cindy Sheppard, 59, lawyer.

Yoakum City Council - 3 elected. Place 1, Carl O'Neill, 65, retired. Place 2, Tim McCoy, 46, marketing manager for Hochheim Prairie Insurance. Place 3, Annie Rodriguez, 69, insurance adjustor.

Yoakum School Board - 4 elected. Gary Coleman, 62, rancher; Darlene Renken, 62, banker; John Braden, 59, dentist; and Rodney Svec, 39, engineer.

Yoakum Hospital District - 3 elected. Linda Schmidt, 59, Hochheim Prairie Insurance; Marlin Kuenstler, 75, retired; Clay Hermann, 33, banker.

Yorktown City Council - Mayor, Rene Hernandez, machinist. Council, Manuel Serrano and William "Bill" Baker.

Nordheim City Council - Mayor, Katherine Payne, 80, retired. Council, Roberta Hale, nurse; and Larry Baucum, retired.

Nordheim School Board - 1 elected. Glenn Mueller, 72, rancher.


Goliad City Council - At-large, 3 to be elected, Luis J. Rodriguez, 63, accountant, incumbent; Brenda L. Moses, 49, bookkeeper, incumbent; Robin Alaniz, 57, nurse consultant, incumbent; Jason Moses, 43, American Electric Power employee; Charles "Chuck" Benavides, 51, chemical salesman; and Mary T. Gleinser, 61, registered nurse.

Goliad School Board - Place 1, Carlos Gutierrez, 59, Invista employee, incumbent; and Don Lee Gonzalez, 49, Marathon Oil employee.

Elections canceled and candidates declared elected:

Goliad School Board - Place 2, Robert De La Garza, 50, barber, incumbent; Place 4, Destry Gruetzmacher, 48, oil field industry employee, incumbent.

Jackson County

Elections canceled and candidates declared elected:

Edna City Council - Mayor, Joe D. Hermes. District 1, Doug Kelley. District 2, Wayne Callis. All are incumbents.

Edna School Board - Donnie Mac Long, 46, process specialist, incumbent; Toby Ressman, 44, safety manager. Incumbent Alfred Rosa did not seek re-election.

Ganado City Council - Robin Bauerle, 84, retired; Blake Petrash, 32, office manager; Calvin Callies, 54, truck driver. All are incumbents.

Ganado School Board - 2 elected, Jamie Bures, 38, self-employed farmer and attorney, incumbent; and Christopher Hajovsky, 37, self-employed farmer. Michael Luera did not seek re-election.

LaWard City Council - 2 elected, aldermen, Cloe Sanchez and Chris Williams. Both are incumbents.


Hallettsville City council - Mayor, Stephen Hunter, 63, school bus driver; Gordon Clark, 66, rancher; incumbent Warren Grindeland did not seek re-election. Place 2, Audrey Barrera, 48, Lavaca County deputy clerk; incumbent Gene Chandler did not seek re-election. Place 5, Cindy Renken, 59, insurance and real estate agent, incumbent; Mark Hartig, 60, property manager. All of Hallettsville.

Shiner School Board - Place 2, Tommy Schuette, 45, business owner, incumbent. Place 4, Andrew Schacherl, 70, retired, incumbent; Tenna Davis, 41, pharmacy technician. All of Shiner.

Special election: $3.5 million bond proposal for construction of school buildings

Moulton City council - Mayor, Mark Zimmerman, 58, sheriff's deputy; incumbent Ervin Patek did not seek re-election. Place 1, Darryl Helfer, 31, carpenter; Diane Rothbauer, 53, dental office manager, incumbent. Place 2, Michael Ramirez, 32, painter; Lester Hohensee, 80, retired, incumbent. All of Moulton.

Moulton School Board - Place 4, Justin Anderle, 35, rancher; Kevin Pilat, 43, works for GVEC, incumbent. Place 5, Donna Perez, 52, retired, incumbent. All of Moulton.

Elections canceled and candidates declared elected:

Hallettsville School Board- Place 6, Robert Lundy, 46, financial advisor, incumbent. Place 7, Chris Ranly, 35, technical sales for oil and gas, incumbent.

Shiner City Council - Mayor, Fred Henry Hilscher, 59, banker, incumbent. At-large, 2 elected, David Schroder, 47, nurse, incumbent; Gregory Murrile, 45, school administrator; incumbent Mark Jalufka did not seek re-election. All of Shiner.


Refugio City Council - Mayor, Jeff Steele, 49, safety coordinator; Rene V. Cervantes, 65, self-employed, Wanda H. Dukes, 68, semi-retired, incumbent. Alderman, Place 1, Karen A. Watts, 62, dental assistant. Place 2, Leonard "Lenny" Anzaldua, 56, business development; Jennifer Ragle, 33, self-employed; and Rene Reyna, 52, self-employed.

Refugio School Board - District 7, Ruben Garcia, 63, oil field employee; Ethel Garza, 63, incumbent, cosmetologist.

Woodsboro City Council - Mayor, Elix Ortiz, 62, retired; Kay Roach, 44, unemployed; George Hernandez, 68, retired. Alderman, Place 1, Ralph Cisneros Jr., 73, retired, incumbent; Wayne Roberts, 41, natural gas supervisor; Jason "Nappy" Andrade, 31, unemployed. Place 2, Tony Abila, 67, retired; Debra Bolcik, 60, incumbent, beautician.

Elections canceled and candidates declared elected:

Refugio school board - District 6, Andy Rocha.

Bayside City Council - Place 1, Trey W. Fricks, 49, teacher; Place 4, Sharon Scott, 74, retired; Place 5, Gloria Derrough, 74, retired; and Place 2 for an unexpired term, Evelyn Barnes, 70, housewife.

Austwell City Council - Mayor pro-tem, Molly Grace Garcia, 52, incumbent.

Woodsboro school board - Place 1, Ruby Martinez. Place 2, Robert L. Thomas.

Austwell-Tivoli ISD - Place 7, Carlton Hopper Jr., incumbent; Place 6, Melanie Brewer, inspector at Ineos Nitriles.

Refugio County Memorial Hospital District - Place 5, Jerry Lockett, retired, of Woodsboro; Place 6: Ronald Boerner, retired, of Refugio; Place 7: Kenneth Wright, retired, of Refugio.

Refugio County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 - Place 2, Edward J. Ermis, 69, retired farmer and accountant. Place 4, Richard Piwetz, 70, retired Exxon employee, community leader.



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