Election Day 2021: Alicians vote against $5.9 million bond for school district

Robin Bradshaw
Alice Echo News Journal
Jim Wells County Elections

Election day was Tuesday, Nov. 2, and South Texas residents voted on the a $5.9 million bond for Alice  Independent School District and State Constitutional Amendments. 

Not long after the polls closed at 7 p.m. in Texas, the unofficial numbers came in.

Voters within the City of Alice said no to the Alice ISD propositions. 

ALICE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Proposition A

The issuance of $2.7 million of bonds by the Alice Independent School District for school facilities.

For: 406 votes (44.32 percent)

Against: 510 votes (55.68 percent) 

Proposition B

The issuance of $3.2 million of bonds by the Alice Independent School District for school stadium facilities. 

For: 319 votes (34.75 percent)

Against: 599 votes (65.25 percent) 

The total bond amount for both projects would total $5.9M and would include the following projected property tax increases. 

.0012 tax increase

0.74 annual

.06 monthly 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Proposition 1 (HJR 143)

The constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women's Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues.

For 1,042 votes (79.30 percent)

Against 272 votes (20.70 percent)

Proposition 2 (HJR 99)

The constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county.

For 785 votes (59.70 percent)

Against 530 votes (40.30 percent)

Proposition 3 (SJR 27)

The constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations.

For 856 votes (66.20 percent)

Against 437 votes (33.80 percent)

Proposition 4 (SJR 47)

The constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for a justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of criminal appeals, a justice of a court of appeals, and a district judge.

For 733 votes (57.18 percent)

Against 549 votes (42.82 percent)

Proposition 5 (HJR 165)

The constitutional amendment providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office.

For 742 votes (58.56 percent)

Against 525 votes (41.44 percent)

Proposition 6 (SJR 19)

The constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

For 1,073 votes (82.41 percent)

Against 229 votes (17.59 percent)

Proposition 7 (HJR 125)

The constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death.

For: 1,162 votes (87.83 percent)

Against: 161 votes (12.17 percent)

Proposition 8 (SJR 35)

The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

DUVAL COUNTY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 

Duval County only had the State Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot. 

Proposition 1 (HJR 143)

For 127 votes (88.19 percent)

Against 17 votes (11.81 percent)

Proposition 2 (HJR 99)

For 101 votes (70.14 percent)

Against 43 votes (29.86 percent)

Proposition 3 (SJR 27)

For 94 votes (65.28 percent)

Against 50 votes (34.72 percent)

Proposition 4 (SJR 47)

For 91 votes (64.08 percent)

Against 51 votes (35.92 percent)

Proposition 5 (HJR 165)

For 101 votes (58.56 percent)

Against 40 votes (28.37 percent)

Proposition 6 (SJR 19)

For 130 votes (89.66 percent)

Against 15 votes (10.34 percent)

Proposition 7 (HJR 125)

For: 131 votes (91.61 percent)

Against: 12 votes (8.39 percent)

Proposition 8 (SJR 35)

For: 133 votes (94.33 percent)

Against: 8 votes (5.67 percent)

All numbers are unofficial until canvassed by county officials.