On Tuesday voters in Texas will decide whether to approve 10 amendments to the state's constitution. Voters in Miller County, Arkansas, will decide two school board seats in Texarkana and two others in Fouke.
In Miller County, voters will decide one contested and one unopposed election for the Fouke School District Board. Two Texarkana, Arkansas, School District Board races have unopposed candidates.
Early voting will be available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday on the first floor of the Miller County Courthouse, 400 Laurel St. in Texarkana. Because the TASD races are unopposed, voting will be by absentee and early ballots only, with no polls open Election Day.
In Fouke, the Election Day polling place will be the Stanley Davis Community Center, 203 E. Redcut Road, open from 7:30 am. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Summaries of the Texas amendments follow.
Permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.
Providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.
Authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.
Prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual's share of partnership and unincorporated association income.
Dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas' natural areas, water quality, and history by acquiring, managing, and improving state and local parks and historic sites while not increasing the rate of the state sales and use taxes.
Authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Amendment allowing increase distributions to the available school fund.
Amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.
Amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.
Amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.
Bowie County, Texas, polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Polling locations by precinct follow.
1A/4E: Goree Academic Learning Center, 3201 Lincoln Ave., Texarkana
2A/1B: St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 2921 Norris Cooley Drive, Texarkana
2B/4D/5A: Westlawn Elementary School, 410 Westlawn Drive, Texarkana
2C: Theron Jones Early Literacy Center, 2600 W. 15th St., Texarkana
2D/4A/4C/5B: Texarkana College, 2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana
3A: Collins Memorial Bldg., 3000 Texas Blvd., Texarkana
3B: Texarkana City Hall, 220 Texas Blvd., Texarkana
4B: Spring Lake Park School, 4324 Ghio-Fish Blvd., Texarkana
5C: Pleasant Grove High School, 5406 McKnight Road, Texarkana
6A: First Baptist Church, 3015 Moores Lane, Texarkana
6B: Pleasant Grove Middle School, 5605 Cooks Lane, Texarkana
7: Wake Village City Hall, 624 Burma Road, Wake Village, Texas
8A: Liberty-Eylau School, 766 Macedonia Road, Texarkana
8B: Eylau Methodist Church, 5214 S. U.S. Highway 59, Texarkana
8C: Buchanan Baptist Church, 3625 Buchanan Loop Road, Texarkana
9: Nash Elementary School, 100 Burton St., Nash
10: PG Volunteer Fire Department, 3123 Farm to Market Road 559, Texarkana
11: C-5 Volunteer Fire Department, 9534 W. New Boston Road, Leary
12: Red Springs Baptist Church, 1101 Farm to Market Road 991, Texarkana
13/30: Hooks High School, 401 E. Ave A, Hooks
14: Bowie County Courthouse, 710 James Bowie Drive, New Boston
15: Malta Elementary School, 6178 W. U.S. Hwy. 82, DeKalb
16: Redwater City Hall, 120 Redwater Blvd., Redwater
17: Maud Community Center, 135 Main St., Maud
18: First Baptist Church, 506 S. McCoy Blvd., New Boston
19: Old Salem Baptist Church, 6199 FM 1840, Simms
20: Masonic Lodge, 101 N. Bowie St., DeKalb
21/22: Oakgrove Lighthouse Church, 194 N. FM 1326
24/25: DeKalb High School, 152 S.W. Maple St., DeKalb
27: Simms Baptist Church, 105 CR 4216, Simms
28: Crossroads Community Center, 10650 FM 561, Simms
29: Wards Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 17 CR 4239, Simms