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Nov. 3 Evening Newscast

Rains County voters rejected on a bond proposal that would have raised the Rains Independent School District tax rate.

  • In Rains County, voters appear to have rejected a proposed bond for funding improvements for Rains Independent School District facilities and operations. The Rains County Leader reports the vote being 626 opposed to the measure, with 608 in favor. That’s a margin of 18 votes. All results are preliminary until votes are canvassed by public officials.
  • In Hopkins County, another tight election, this one for North Hopkins ISD trustee offices. Four candidates vying for two at-large seats were separated by 13 votes according to unofficial results. The North Hopkins ISD board is scheduled to meet on Monday Nov. 8 to canvass the totals.
  • In Cumby, a tie result for an alderman seat. Sulphur Springs-based KSST-FM reports both Allie Crocker and Katherine Flinn each received 22 votes in the race for Place 4 Alderman. A runoff election is expected, but no date was given. The Cumby City Council is expected to publish details during next Tuesday evening’s regular meeting of the Cumby city council.
  • The Commerce High School Roaring Tiger Band competed at the Class 3A state marching contest at the Alamodome in San Antonio today. The Commerce band did not advance to the final round of 10 bands competing this evening. This year’s competition marked the first time the Commerce High School band advanced to state since 1990.