BISD bond election, board seat to be decided by Saturday’s vote

Saturday’s election for the $14.5 million school bond drew a considerable number of last-minute voters as the number jumped to 408 total votes cast in early voting. Election day is Saturday with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All votes for the school bond will be cast at Brady City Hall. Voters in the fourth precinct for the Brady Independent School District will also be afforded the opportunity to choose their next BISD board member. Incumbent Al Pearson has chosen not to seek re-election, and his seat is being challenged by Tisha Shuffield and James Petty. For Single Member District 6, incumbent Jason Jacoby has filed for re-election and was unopposed. Votes for the single constitutional amendment will be held Saturday at repsective polling places listed below. The ballot item reads as follows: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes for the 2006 and 2007 tax years.” A total of 408 votes were cast at City Hall in early voting in the Brady ISD elections and 157 were cast at the courthouse for the constitutional amendment. Voting on election day, May 12, will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The School Board and Bond election will be conducted at City Hall. Votes for the constitutional amendment may be cast at the following locations: Precinct 101/102 (combined)’Sunset Ridge Church of Christ Precinct 103’Melvin Community Center Precinct 201’McCulloch County Helping Hands Center Precinct 202’Voca Community Center Precinct 301’Brady High School cafeteria Precinct 302’Lohn Community Center Precinct 401’Brady Housing Authority Precinct 402/403 (combined)’Rochelle Community Center

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