LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Now the that the unofficial vote totals are in for the two open at-large positions, the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees has two new members, Don Muhlbach and Allyson Treadway Langston.
In all, four people were vying for the two at-large positions on the LISD Board. One of the seats was left vacant when board member Trent Ashby stepped down prior to the the November 2012 election. Asby is now representing Distric 57 in the Texas House of Representatives. The other seat that came open was held by longtime incumbent board member Larry Kegler, who served on the board for 17 years.
Muhlbach received 742 votes, and Langston had 695 votes. Kegler and Vickey L. Booker had 577 and 295 votes respectively.
Hudson ISD had two candidates seeking one at -large position on its school board. Mark Selman beat Sam Hufsstetler by a margin of 77-65.
Voters in Sabine County's Justice of the Peace 2 district were voting on the sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption only. The voters voted to make that district wet. The finally tally was 307 and and 134 against.
In the City of Lufkin election, incumbent City Council member Victor Travis beat his challenger, LaFrancis Kelly, by a narrow margin of 155 to 142, according to Kara Atwood with the City of Lufkin. The election was for the Ward 1 seat on the City Council.
The election results for the two at-large positions on the Lufkin Independent School District Board of Trustees were not available as of 9 p.m. Saturday.
In the City of Nacogdoches election, Mike Keller won a narrow 55-44 victory over Mike Koenig, according to Todd Stallings, the elections technologist for Nacogdoches County. The race was for the City Council's Northwest Ward.
Three people were vying for the Nacogdoches ISD trustee-at-large position. Tom Davis won with 751 votes. Almarie Henderson Shumate garnered 321 votes, and Manuel Guerrero had 37 votes, according to Stallings. In NISD's Single Member District 1 race, James A. Ervin beat William Shlensky, 143-10.
Voters in the Cushing school district passed a $7 million bond measure for new construction. That vote tally was 190 to 92.
In the Chireno school district, the three at-large positions on the school board were filled by the top three vote-getters of four candidates. Kathy Thornton received 83 votes, Micky Allen received 72 votes, and Bazil Moore rounded out the top three with 69 votes. Steven Spencer received 47 votes.
Stallings said a total of 1,603 votes were cast in the various Nacogdoches County elections.