Fouke, Arkansas, voters will go to the polls again for a runoff school board race. Also, Texas voters cast ballots on 10 amendments to the state constitution Tuesday. The Texas results were incomplete at presstime. Visit texarkanagazette.com for up-to-date returns.
Fouke School District Board
The Fouke School District school board election Tuesday resulted in a runoff between Robert Patterson and John Attaway for the Place 6 position. Complete but unofficial results show Attaway having 109 votes, Patterson having 103 and contender Charles L. Miller having 34.
Drew Chandler also received 218 votes for the Place 5 seat during Tuesday's election.
In addition, the Fouke school tax was renewed, with 127 voting for and 117 against.
With 162 of 254 counties reporting at presstime, unofficial returns showed approval trending for nine of the 10 amendments, as follows.
Proposition 1: Permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.
YES: 223,206 / 34.68%
NO: 420,371 / 65.32%
Proposition 2: 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.
YES: 413,874 / 64.69%
NO: 225,926 / 35.21%
Proposition 3: 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.
YES: 552,483 / 86.29%
NO: 87,761 / 13.71%
Proposition 4: Prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual's share of partnership and unincorporated association income.
YES: 481,658 / 74.9%
NO: 161,067 / 25.06%
Proposition 5: 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.
YES: 553,502 / 86.22%
NO: 88,497 / 13.78%
Proposition 6: Authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
YES: 413,718 / 64.81%
NO: 224,682 / 35.19%
Proposition 7: Allowing increase distributions to the available school fund.
YES: 469,733 / 73.56%
NO: 168,845 / 26.44%
Proposition 8: Providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.
YES: 494,789 / 77.28%
NO: 145,442 / 22.72%
Proposition 9: Authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.
YES: 335,649 / 53.91%
NO: 286,971 / 46.09%
Proposition 10: Allowing the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.
YES: 616,871 / 93.53%
NO: 42,671 / 6.47%