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With the official filing season for next year’s primary elections beginning in less than a month, a third Hunt County government official has announced that they will not be seeking reelection.
Brittany Gryder

With the official filing season for next year’s primary elections beginning in less than a month, a third Hunt County government official has announced that they will not be seeking reelection.

Scott Morgan / KETR News

Black voters really are less likely to vote in most elections. Young black adults are less likely still. Danyelle Harrell has a theory as to why that is.

“I feel like, growing up in a black household, it wasn’t something that we were necessarily always encouraged to do,” says Harrell, a general member of NAACP Unit No. 6809. That’s the student NAACP chapter at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Cooper Declares Clean Up Week

Mar 29, 2018
City crews recently finished the work to sewer lines on Waco Street near Delta Supermarket.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Approval was recently given by the Cooper City Council setting City Clean Up Week for Saturday, April 7, 2018 through just before the Delta County Fair to be on that Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Approval was given to sound the alarm when the fire department is called out to a fire and approval was given to check for inoperable fire hydrants. The Council also approved the spending of $780 to purchase barricades and cones to be used to make the public aware of work crews on city streets doing repairs.

Seven Vying Two School Board Seats

Feb 21, 2018

There will be seven candidates running for two Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees seats for upcoming election in May.

Early voting begins on April 23 through May 1 with Election Day on May 5.

Delta County reports 138 votes cast on the second day of early voting.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In Delta County voters were not discouraged to get out and vote despite nearly five inches of rain causing flash flooding in many areas.

As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, 138 early votes had been cast. Early voting began on Feb. 20 and continues through March 2. Primary Election – which will decide many of the local races – will be March 6, 2018.

The candidates recently had an opportunity to express their platforms at the Delta County Republican Forum, which was open to all parties.

Ballot Places Drawn, Announced

Jan 5, 2018
Performing the drawing as a neutral party was Cooper Review staff writer Kalynn McKee.
Grace Crabb / Delta County

There was a drawing for the places on the ballot held on Monday morning, Dec. 18, 2017 at the Delta County Clerk’s office following the deadline to be on the election ballot on Dec. 11, 2017.

Running for Delta County Judge will be incumbent Jason Murray, who will be listed first on the ballot, against Bonnie Hobbs, who’s currently serving as Delta County Treasurer.

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Monday was the last day to file as a candidate for the March, 2018 primaries, and regional races in Northeast Texas are looking competitive. 

Special Amendment Election will be held on Nov. 7, 2017.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners Court heard the request of County Clerk Jane Jones to consider consolidating the voting locations for the special amendment election for Nov. 7, 2017.

The last amendment election there were 3,620 registered voters with only 527 people voting. It was suggested to save the County money. However the Court voted against consolidating.

Record numbers for voting with 1,096 early votes cast of the just over 3,000 registered voters in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Elected into office as Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner was Bobby Asbill as Tuesday’s results were decided. It was his first try at political office with that defeating David Mims, who ran on the Democratic ticket. He will take over for the outgoing Loyd Vandygriff.

Click Announces Run for Constable

Feb 25, 2016
Rickey "Don" Click
Judy Falls / Cooper ISD

Republican candidate Rickey Click recently announced his run for Delta County Constable.

Candidate Forum Is Set For Feb. 11

Feb 4, 2016

The Delta County Republicans are sponsoring the forum on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center. 

Marshall Lynch Announces Run for Constable

Jan 7, 2016
Marshall Lynch
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Pecan Gap resident and Delta County Deputy Marshall Lynch has formally announced his candidacy for the office of Delta County Constable. He has spent the last three years in law enforcement – one year as a peace officer and two years prior as the jailer/dispatcher for Delta County.

Deputy Lynch volunteers his time with the Pecan Gap Volunteer Fire Department and assists the area fire fighters.

May elections: Bonham to elect new council members

Apr 9, 2015
The Fannin County May 2015 election, has one uncontested mayoral election in Bonham.
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The Fannin County May 2015 election has one uncontested mayoral election in Bonham. 

Bonham

Ward 1: John Burnett (Uncontested)

Ward 5: Kevin Hayes, Lewis Faith

At-Large:Chantal Carey, Robert Thomas, Tony Rodriguez

Mayor: Roy Floyd (uncontested)

Honey Grove

Alderman at-large: Billy Bob Stephens, Leigh Dixon, Done Morrison

Ector

City Council: Kenneth Rhudy, Jimmy Dixon, Jerry (Sweet Tea) Newell, Dale Holt

Sulphur Springs and Como are the only towns in Hopkins County that will hold an election for May 2015. One city council place, one contested mayoral election and two commissioner positions will be decided.
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Sulphur Springs and Como are the only towns in Hopkins County that will hold an election for May 2015. One city council place, one contested mayoral election and two commissioner positions will be decided.

Sulphur Springs

City Council, Place 3: Oscar Aguilar, Charles Oxford.

Como

Mayor: Garry Anderson, Laura Quinn, Ron Walker.

Water Commissioner: Darran Harris, Patsy Evans

Street Commissioner: Don Meeks (uncontested) 

For the May 2015 election in Rockwall County, there are eight propositions, while one mayoral seat and 11 city council seats will be decided.
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For the May 2015 election in Rockwall County, there are eight propositions, while one mayoral seat and 11 city council seats will be decided.

Rockwall

Mayor: Jim Pruitt, Dennis Lewis

City Council, Place 1:David White (uncontested)

City Council, Place 2: John Hohenshelt (uncontested)

City Council, Place 3: Freddie Jackson, Kevin Fowler.

City Council, Place 5: Scott Milder (uncontested)

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Hunt County’s May 2015 election will present 11 city council elections, four mayoral elections and in Quinlan, a proposition for the legal sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.
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Hunt County’s May 2015 elections will present 11 city council elections, four mayoral elections and in Quinlan, a proposition for the legal sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.  

Commerce

City Council, Place 1: Jean Klaus (uncontested) 

City Council, Place 3: Richard Hill, Ray Hunter.

Greenville

Mayor: David Dreiling, Dan Perkins

City Council, Place 1: David Stewart, Jerry Ransom.

City Council, Place 5: Renee Francey, Brent Money

The May 2015 election in Cooper has one uncontested mayoral election, and one city council place on the ballot.
Cooper Review

The May 2015 election in Cooper has one uncontested mayoral election, and one city council place on the ballot.

Cooper

Mayor: Scotty Stegall (uncontested)

City Council (one seat): Larry Maynard, Donna Thomason, E.J. Cates.

May elections: Alba to elect mayor

Apr 2, 2015
Wood County has three mayoral elections and eight alderman positions open for the May 2015 election.
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Wood County has three mayoral elections and eight alderman positions open for the May 2015 election.

Alba

Mayor: Orvin Carroll, Ted Levitt.

Aldermen: Preston Hass, Glenda Dedmon.

Hawkins

Alderman, Position 2: Clara I. Kay (uncontested)

Alderman, Position 4: Wayne Kirkpatrick, James Earhart.

Alderman, Position 5: Norma Oglesby, E.R. Simmons.

Mineola

Mayor: Paul Gates, Rodney T. Watkins, Novada Bigham

May elections: Kaufman to elect new council member

Apr 2, 2015
The May 2015 election in Kaufman County will present voters with three propositions, one contested mayoral election and four city council seats on the ballot.
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The May 2015 election in Kaufman County will present voters with three propositions, one contested mayoral election and four city council seats on the ballot.

City of Kaufman

Mayor: Jeff Jordan (uncontested)

City Council (one vacancy): Jon Ryan Parker, Patty Patterson, Charles Gillenwater, Carl Stapp.

Forney

Mayor: Rick Wilson, Darren Rozell, Mary Penn.

City Council, Place 2: Raymond E. Stephens (uncontested)

County slated to ratify general election judges

Jul 22, 2014

It will only be a matter of weeks before voters in Hunt County join others across the state to begin casting ballots for the November general election.

The Hunt County Commissioners Court is scheduled today to take a step in preparing for the election, by ratifying the judges and alternate judges for elections for the the next two years.

Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook is presenting the item before the commissioners as part of the regular agenda, starting at 10 a.m. inside the Auxiliary Courtroom, 2700 Johnson Street in Greenville.

Campaigns contend with vitriol on social media

Mar 19, 2014
KETR / ketr.org

The Texas gubernatorial candidates’ Facebook pages and Twitter feeds are prime opportunities for the hopefuls to take their messages directly to supporters and other interested parties, allowing them to showcase their latest announcements and provide forums for comments and feedback.

For Tea Party targets, enthusiasm no match for funds

Mar 5, 2014
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As the Republican primary results poured in Tuesday evening, a general rule of thumb emerged in races featuring Tea Party insurgents challenging Republican incumbents: Money matters.

GOP primary: Van Zandt Co. ballot

Feb 26, 2014
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Regional and county offices

GOP primary: Rockwall Co. ballot

Feb 26, 2014
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Regional and county offices

Abbott brings Perry into the fold on campaign trail

Feb 12, 2014
NPR

Though Attorney General Greg Abbott is working hard to become Gov. Rick Perry’s successor, Texans haven’t seen much of the two Republicans together on the campaign trail.

GOP candidates square off in Greenville

Feb 12, 2014
Brad Kellar

An overflow crowd of potential voters was in attendance in downtown Greenville Monday night, to hear from many of the candidates seeking Republican Party nominations during the March 4 primary elections.

Republicans worried about March, but not November

Feb 1, 2014
KETR / ketr.org

The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor do not seem worried about Democratic challengers and independent voters, or particularly concerned about whether their public conversations and debates fuel the Democrats’ election-year motif of a war on women.

If they were, they would not be talking like this. You would not have seen what you saw during the debate early this week as they all raced to the conservative end of the pool, hoping to win the hearts of the Republican voters they will face in the primary election in March.

YMCA question tops Greenville ballot

May 10, 2013
Maria Riojas / KETR

The fate of the proposed YMCA and one city council race top the ballot for Greenville voters in the May 11 election.

League of Women Voters of California

Voters served by two area school districts and citizens of one Hunt County city will also be voting during the November 6th General election.

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LONE OAK - The school district is seeking a 13 cent increase to its property tax rate, resulting in an election September 15.