Voters opt for bond, challenger Ben Pate
Elections were held for Erath County on Saturday with voters deciding on a new City Council member for Dublin and narrowly accepting a bond for Lingleville ISD.
Ben Pate was picked to fill a single-year term on Place 4 of the Dublin City Council after receiving 60 votes. Thirteen ballots were cast for incumbent John Johnson.
In the election for a $6.75 million bond for Lingleville ISD, 78 voters voted for while 75 voted against. This bond will allow the construction of a 25,074 square-foot building to house a larger, modern cafeteria, 10 classrooms, including a modern junior high lab, offices and a unified entrance to increase school security.
Elections were also held for Stephenville City Council and School Board as well as for a bond for Huckabay ISD. The unofficial results revealed 1,647 ballots were cast across all elections, equal to 6.23 percent of the county’s registered voters.
In contested Stephenville races, Ricky Thurman (with 542 votes) bested Bradley Wilburn Oglesby (with 105 votes)for City Council Place 5 while Ann Calahan took Place 4 on the Stephenville ISD School Board with 554 votes (over Phyllis Stewart’s
468) and Scott E. Osman took place 5 on the board with 529 (over Monty Stone’s 478).
Huckabay voters also approved an $8.9 million bond for school improvements with 202 voting for the measure and 177 voting against.