Refugio County sales tax voted down; $5 million bond issue OK'd
by Tim Delaney
Nov 05, 2013 | 624 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
REFUGIO COUNTY – A countywide proposition to create a County Assistance District to levy a 2 percent sales tax in unincorporated areas of the county failed by a vote of 170 to 72 on Tuesday night, Nov. 5.

The county’s total number of registered voters is 5,017.

County Judge Rene Mascorro said the sales tax could have served to help ease the tax burden on county residents.

“Obviously, I am disappointed with the election results but will accept the will of the voters,” Mascorro said. “The county will continue on its path to prosperity, and the Commissioners Court and I will continue to make financial decisions that make good sense for the taxpayers. Unfortunately for them, the entire burden of the county budget will continue to rest entirely with them where it could have been lightened to some degree by a county sales tax.”

Meanwhile, the Woodsboro school district’s $5 million bond issue to finish up on improvements made with the $9.9 million bond issue voters passed in 2005 passed by a 165 to 148 vote.

The Woodsboro school district’s total number of registered voters is 1,931.

Superintendent Steven Self was elated with the results.

“We’re very happy with the citizens’ who gave us an opportunity to continue to do good things for the district,” Self said.

“This was a good measure to get through,” he added.
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