Heading to the polls

In less than two weeks, voters in Greenville will be heading to the polls to begin making choices on their next mayor and whether to approve tens of millions of dollars toward repairing local streets.

In less than two weeks, voters in Greenville will be heading to the polls to begin making choices on their next mayor and whether to approve tens of millions of dollars toward repairing local streets.

Voters across Hunt County also have a lot of decisions to make, including selecting the first members of the government for Poetry, the county’s newest town.

Early voting for the May 1 municipal elections is scheduled April 19-27. Sample ballots of the contested races to be decided are included in today’s editions of the Herald-Banner

Thursday, April 1 was the final day to register to vote for the elections. Those wanting additional information can contact the Hunt County Elections Administration Office at 903-454-5467 or online at www.huntcounty.net/page/hunt.election or visit the Texas Secretary of State elections division web site at www.votetexas.gov

• If approved by voters, a $50 million bond proposal in the city of Greenville might be distributed between collector roads and residential roads, depending on which of four possible scenarios are chosen. The total $50 million bond would be sold in three chunks, requiring separate authorizations in the approximate amounts of $20 million, $15 million and another $15 million.

Two people, Jerry J. Ransom and Cedric Dean, both current members of the Greenville City Council, are vying for the post of Mayor of Greenville, to succeed David Dreiling. Brian Hudgeons, Ramon Rodriguez and Terry Thomas are vying for the Place 1 seat on the Council, while Kevin Heath, Bernardo Esobosa and Kenneth D. Freeman are competing for the Place 6 seat.

• The incorporation of the Town of Poetry was approved by voters in November, and now it is time to choose who will make up the community’s first council. Voters will be choosing a mayor and five aldermen for the panel in the far south end of Hunt County.

Voters will also be deciding on members for the city councils in Campbell, Celeste, Commerce, Lone Oak, Quinlan and Wolfe City and for the boards of the Commerce, Community and Wolfe City independent school districts.

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