The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

September 5, 2013

Hospital bonds on November ballot

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Voters in Hunt County will be heading to the polls in a few weeks, to decide the fate of more than $12 million in bonds to pay for capital improvements for the Hunt Memorial Hospital District.

Local voters will also be participating in a statewide election with nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

The Hunt Memorial Hospital District has a special election scheduled November 5, with one item on the ballot, seeking voter approval of $12.3 million in bonds to pay for three major projects.

The third flood of the Hunt Regional Medical  Center in Greenville would be completely renovated at a cost of $2.7 million. Commerce would receive a new $5 million outpatient facility while a $4.5 million facility wold be added to the current medical pavilion in Quinlan.

Paying of the bonds would raise the hospital district’s tax rate by 1.81 cents, or approximately $17.56 per year for the average homeowner.

Among the proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, Proposition 9, if approved by voters would expand 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.

Proposition 6, if approved, would provide for the creation of the State Water Implementa-tion Fund and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas, which would assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan.

October 7 is the final day to register to vote for the election, with early voting scheduled Oct. 21-Nov.r 1.