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Karnes County Nov. 5 election results
by Joe Baker
Nov 06, 2013 | 21 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES COUNTY – Local voters cast ballots in the Nov. 5 elections to decide a variety of issues.

Local voters who live in the Falls City Independent School District and Runge Independent School District approved both of the two propositions on the ballots to determine the method of reducing wealth authorized under the provisions of Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code.

The approval of both propositions gives the school district the authority to choose which method to send funds to the state or another district as “wealthy” districts under what is often called the “Robin Hood” plan of Texas school finance.

Falls City ISD Prop. 1: For: 264; Against: 16.

Falls City ISD Prop. 2: For: 243; Against: 35.

Runge ISD Prop. 1: For: 84; Against: 10.

Runge ISD Prop. 2: For: 81; Against: 13.

In addition to the school district elections, voters also cast ballots to choose for or against nine state constitutional amendments. All nine amendments were approved statewide and by Karnes County voters. Below are the local and statewide election results.

Proposition 1 - "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action."

Karnes County: For: 88 percent; Against: 12 percent.

Statewide: For: 87 percent; Against: 13 percent.

Proposition 2 - “The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational."

Karnes County: For: 76 percent; Against: 24 percent.

Statewide: For: 85 percent; Against: 15 percent.

Proposition 3 - "The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption."

Karnes County: For: 55 percent; Against: 45 percent.

Statewide: For: 59 percent; Against: 41 percent.

Proposition 4 - “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.”

Karnes County: For: 80 percent; Against: 20 percent.

Statewide: For: 85 percent; Against: 15 percent.

Proposition 5 - “The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.”

Karnes County: For: 50.2 percent; Against: 49.8 percent. (Passed by a margin of 2 votes).

Statewide: For: 63 percent; Against: 37 percent.

Proposition 6 - "The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources."

Karnes County: For: 68 percent; Against: 32 percent.

Statewide: For: 76 percent; Against: 24 percent.

Proposition 7 - “The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.”

Karnes County: For: 71 percent; Against: 29 percent.

Statewide: For: 76 percent; Against: 24 percent.

Proposition 8 - "The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County."

Karnes County: For: 65 percent; Against: 35 percent.

Statewide: For: 73 percent; Against: 27 percent.

Proposition 9 - “The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.”

Karnes County: For: 80 percent; Against: 20 percent.

Statewide: For: 85 percent; Against: 15 percent.

Statewide, 8.09 percent of registered voters cast votes in the Nov. 5 election. Turnout was lighter in Karnes County with just 5.9 percent of registered voters voting in the election.
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