East Texas election roundup

Published on Wednesday, 5 November 2014 00:03 - Written by

Voters in Cherokee, Henderson, Rusk and Wood counties decided propositions related to authorizing alcohol sales, taxes and other issues Tuesday, according to complete, unofficial election returns.

In Henderson County, voters approved creation of an economic development board in the City of Murchison by a vote of 72, or 58 percent, in favor and 53, or 42 percent, opposed.

But a proposition to increase the tax rate in Gun Barrel City was overwhelmingly defeated by a vote of 971, or 78 percent, opposed and 268, or 22 percent, in favor.

Bullard residents living in Cherokee County voted on two propositions for the sale of beer and wine.

Proposition 1 for beer/wine sales passed with 389 votes, or 61 percent, to 248 votes, or 39 percent, opposed.

Proposition 2 for mixed beverages passed with 428 votes, or 67 percent, to 207 votes, or 33 percent, opposed, according to complete, unofficial results.

In Rusk County, voters in Overton approved beer/wine sales with 300 votes, or 65 percent, in favor and 62, or 35 percent, opposed.

Voters in Rusk County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 approved selling beer and wine for off-premise consumption by a vote of 653 in favor, or 62 percent, and 398, or 38 percent opposed.

In Wood County, Quitman voters approved alcohol sales by a margin of 251, or 54 percent, in favor and 212, or 46 percent opposed, according to complete, unofficial results.

Wood County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 voters approved sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption by a vote of 1,687, or 64 percent, in favor and 931, or 36 percent, opposed, according to complete, unofficial returns.