Hunt County – John Horn is in as Hunt County Judge. In one of the most watched local elections, challenger John Horn took the Republican vote from incumbent Joe Bobbitt for Hunt County Judge. Horn finished the evening with 57.4% of the vote to Bobbitt's 42.5%. Since no Democratic or third party candidate has filed for the position, the race likely decided the next Hunt County Judge.
In Hopkins County: Treva Watson defeated Jim Rooks in the Democrat race for County Treasurer. For Hopkins County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Yvonne King defeated Demetra Robinson.
In Rains County: The Democrat Primary had Joe Ray Dougherty over Charlotte Parkhurst for County Judge; Maurice Bryant defeats James Haney and Jim Hayes for Commissioner Precinct 2; and Rains County Commissioner Precinct 4 had Rodney Smith over Jim Palmer.
Texas – It is election day today for the party primaries. Polls a will be open across Texas from 7am to 7pm. Locally, a high Republican turn out is expected, as most contested races are in the GOP, with Hunt County Judge and Treasurer being decided in the primary.
The primaries today will also decide the candidates for Texas Governor, a race that has heated up over the past year.
Contact your local county officials to find polling places in your area.
Greenville – A new standardized dress code was approved by the Greenville ISD Board of Trustees last night with a 4-2 vote. The Greenville Herald Banner reports a standing-room only crowd was gathered and 15 people spoke out against the proposed policy, saying the dress code would stifle student individuality, add unreasonable costs to parents, and fall short of expectations.
Commerce – The A&M-Commerce women's basketball team came up short in the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament Friday, falling to West Texas A&M 64-58. The Lions posted a nine point first half lead, but saw that lead chipped away in the final minutes of the second half, as West Texas mounted the comeback and secured the victory. The Lady Buffs went on to win the LSC Crown, joining the men in the victory for a sweep by West Texas A&M, as both men's and women's teams won their respective championships.
Commerce – Low water levels in Lake Tawakoni have forced the City of Commerce to order a new water pump at the lake. With engineering and installation, the new pump with cost about $130,000. It will have the same capacity as the current pump, but will be mounted about 300 feet off the pier and be attached to a barge so it can rise and fall with the lake levels.
The city was told to expect delivery of the new pump in eight to nine weeks, a timeframe the city is working to lower.
Canyon, Texas – The A&M-Commerce women's basketball team is headed to round two of the Lone Star Conference tournament tonight. After a dramatic win over Tarleton earlier this week, the Lions will head to West Texas A&M to decide who will win the Lone Star Conference Championship.
Hunt County – Early voting in the political primaries ends today. In Hunt County, early voting will continue through 5pm at the Voter Administration Building at 2217 Washington Street in Greenville. A near-record turn out has been seen in Hunt County early voting, with GOP voting very high. More than nine out of every 10 ballots cast have been republican in Hunt County.
One reason for that, many of the aces will be determined in the primaries, as there is no Democratic candidate.
Greenville – A committee formed to study the possibility of a standardized dress code for Greenville schools will be recommending the approval of the measure. The group will formally endorse the dress code at the GISD school board meeting next Monday.
The committee said the standardized dress code is meant to build self esteem, bridge socioeconomic difference, reduce ethnic and racial tensions, and encourage positive behavior.