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Final Travis Voting Numbers Released

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Tuesday was a good night for bond packages in Travis County.

Voters approved both county bond measures Tuesday, a $133 million package for roads and another for $82 million in bonds for parks. Each passed with about 59 percent of the vote.

The $158.4 million bond request from the Lake Travis ISD won approval by a 58-to-44 percent margin. Lago Vista ISD voters easily okayed a $29 million bond by a nearly three to one margin.

New Braunfels voters approved the so-called "Can Ban" along the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers, affirming a vote earlier this year by the New Braunfels City Council. 58 percent of voters said "yes."

Statewide, seven constitutional amendments were approved:

  • Proposition 1:  Giving spouses of deceased disabled veterans property tax exemptions
  • Proposition 2:  Creating revolving a $6 billion bond for water conservation
  • Proposition 3:  Allowing the Higher Education Coordinating Board to issue bonds for low interest student loans
  • Proposition 5:  Allowing cities and counties to make interlocal agreements without creating a new taxing district
  • Proposition 6:  Giving the General Land Office permission to recalculate the formula used to distribute money from the Permanent School Fund
  • Proposition 9:  Permitting the governor to issue a pardon, reprieve or commutation of sentence to a person who completes deferred adjudication.
  • Proposition 10:  Extending the automatic resignation date for county officials seeking higher elected office.

The three propositions rejected by voters:

  • Proposition 4: Giving counties authority to sell bonds to develop land designated as unproductive, underdeveloped or blighted.
  • Proposition 7:  Granting El Paso County permission to form a reclamation district for parks.
  • Proposition 8, Levying a water stewardship tax on some open lands