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All Constitutional Amendments On Ballot Approved

Registered voters in the State of Texas passed all nine of the constitutional amendments in the statewide election held Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Voter turnout in Freestone County was at a low with 7.45% of registered voters casting ballots. In Teague there was a 10% voter turnout.

In the race to fill the empty seats on the Teague City Council for Alderman place 1, Greg Johnson defeated Rick Harris 138 to 50 votes, and Marie Hertenberger, who was running unopposed for Alderman place 3, received 154 votes.

Voting statistics for the constitutional amendments are as follows:

Proposition 1: Property tax exemption for surviving spouses of certain service members. Freestone County ? 703 for, 113 against; Statewide ? 995,817 for, 149,027 against.

Proposition 2: Removing provisions for the State Medical Education Board. Freestone County ? 662 for, 133 against. Statewide ? 946,299 for, 171,056 against.

Proposition 3: Allowing extension of exemption from inventory taxes for aircraft parts. Freestone County ? 435 for, 343 against; Statewide ? 624,154 for, 456,985 against.

Proposition 4: Freestone County ? 693 for, 112 against. Statewide ? 961,590 for, 167,831 against.

Proposition 5: Authorizing a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property. Freestone County ? 460 for, 328 against. Statewide ? 680,909 for, 406,434 against.

Proposition 6: Creating funds to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan. Freestone County ? 596 for, 226 against. Statewide ? 836,424 for, 303,547 against.

Proposition 7: Allowing home-rule cities to decide how to fill vacant elected seats. Freestone County ? 560 for, 230 against. Statewide ? 806,754 for, 227,724 against.

Proposition 8: Repealing the provision authorizing a hospital district in Hidalgo County. Freestone County ? 521 for, 226 against. Statewide ? 740,581 for, 282,830 against.

Proposition 9: Expanding the State Commission on Judicial Conduct?s sanctioning authority. Freestone County ? 632 for, 154 against. Statewide ? 921,900 for, 167,156 against.

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