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City Voters To Fill Two Council Positions

Nine Constitutional Amendments on Nov. 5th Ballot

TEN MONTH OLD LANDREE reminds everyone to turn their clocks back one hour on Saturday night before going to bed as daylight savings time stops on Sunday morning, November 3rd. Landree is the daughter of Kristi Harris and Jose Flores and the granddaughter of Susan Rawls, Buck and Sonya Jones, and Felipe and Beatriz Pineta. Don’t be late for church!

While the majority of Texans are voting statewide in just one election, the citizens of Teague will be casting their ballots in two elections. Teague registered voters will be choosing Aldermen for two Teague City Council seats as well as choosing which of the nine proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments will become law following the upcoming November 5th election.

Two unexpired terms will be on the ballot for the Teague City Council Place 1 and Place 3. Marie Hertenberger is running uncontested for the Place 3 seat and coming head to head for Place 1 is Greg Johnson and Rick Harris. The wins will be short lived as both Place 1 and Place 3 will come up for re-election in May of 2014.

Early voting is currently underway and runs through Friday, November 1st.

Beginning with the November 5th election, voters will be required to show photo identification before they can vote.

In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 14 (SB14) creating a new requirement for voters to show photo identification when voting in person. Acceptable forms of identification for voting are:

Texas drivers license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS

United States military identification card containing the person?s photograph

United States citizenship certificate containing the person?s photograph

United States passport.

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

The Constitutional Amendments to be decided by voters on November 5th ballot are:

Proposition 1 ? ?The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.?

Proposition 2 ? ?The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational.?

Proposition 3 ? ?The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in the state for a temporary period may be located in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption.?

Proposition ? 4 ?The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.?

Proposition 5 ? ?The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.?

Proposition 6 ? ?The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources.?

Proposition 7 ? ?The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.?

Proposition 8 ? ?The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.

Proposition 9 - ?The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission of Judicial Conduct.

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