Politics & Government

Tarrant voters: What races are on the Nov. 5 ballot? Take a look

City council races, bond elections and allowing the sale of alcoholic drinks are among the issues Tarrant County voters will decide in the Nov. 5 election.

These issues are in addition to the 10 constitutional amendments voters across the state will consider.

Early voting runs from Oct. 21 to Nov. 1.

Here’s a look at the local proposals that will be on the ballot in Tarrant County:

Tarrant County College : A $825 million bond proposal to build and renovate buildings throughout TCC.

Benbrook : Three city council races, a mayor’s race and the race for two seats on the Benbrook Water Authority Board of Directors.

Everman : Three proposals to amend the city charter to lengthen terms for the mayor and council, create staggered terms for council members and give the council and mayor raises.

Flower Mound : Reauthorize the local sales and use tax.

Keller: Allow liquor stores in the city and reauthorize the local sales and use tax.

North Richland Hills : City Council race for Place 4.

Watauga : Eight proposals to amend the city charter to address issues ranging from city boundaries to stating that council members would be elected by a majority vote, not a plurality.

White Settlement : City Council races for Place 2 and 3.

Aledo school district : A $149.9 million bond proposal for new school campuses, renovations, replacement furniture and land for future schools.

Arlington school district : A $966 bond proposal to replace four schools, boost security on campuses, buy new school buses and build softball fields and a new football field.

Azle school district: A $79.8 million bond proposal.

Everman school district : A $40 million bond proposal for school buildings, as fifth graders are moved to elementary schools and Dan Powell Intermediate will be used for an early childhood center.

Fort Worth school district: City Council race for Place 4.

Keller school district: A $315 million bond proposal to, among other things, replace four of the district’s oldest schools.

Karis Municipal Management District : Several proposals including a $115.9 million bond proposal for water, drainage and sewer improvements and a $112.6 million bond proposal for roads.

Sample ballots detailing all issues on the Nov. 5 ballot can be found online at the Tarrant County Election website.

For more information about election or voting in Tarrant County, call the local elections office at 817-831-8683.

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Anna M. Tinsley grew up in a journalism family and has been a reporter for the Star-Telegram since 2001. She has covered the Texas Legislature and politics for more than two decades and has won multiple awards for political reporting, most recently a third place from APME for deadline writing. She is a Baylor University graduate.
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