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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

 

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.