Final Travis Voting Numbers Released
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