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LIVE BLOG: 2016 runoff election results

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The Associated Press has called the Texas Railroad Commissioner race in favor of former state representative Wayne Christian. He beat Gary Gates by a narrow margin, and now he will face Grady Yarbrough in the November general election.

10:42 p.m.: With 92.97 percent of the precincts reporting, Wayne Christian managed to hold onto his lead over Gary Gates.

Christian has 191,068 votes, and Gates has 184,322 votes.

10:24 p.m.: With 91.79 percent of the precincts reporting Wayne Christian holds a slim lead over Gary Gates.

Christian has 190,792 votes, and Gates has 183,863 votes.

10:15 p.m.: With 84.90 percent of the precincts reporting, Wayne Christian is still holding on to his narrow leader over Gary Gates.

Christian has 188,833 votes, and Gates has 181,945 votes.

10:00 p.m.: With 83.53 percent of the precincts reporting, Wayne Christian is still ahead of Gary Gates.

Christian has 185,891 votes, and Gates has 179,099 votes.

9:45 p.m.: With 76.06 percent of the precincts reporting, Wayne Christian is holding a slim lead over Gary Gates.

Christian has 181,703 votes, and Gates has 174,466 votes.

The Associated Press has called the Democratic runoff for the railroad commissioner position in favor of Grady Yarbrough, who will face the winner of the Christian-Gates race in November. With 5,391 of 7,305 precincts reporting, Yarbrough has 84,600 votes. Cody Garrett, his opponent has 73,972 votes.                                                                                                   

9:12 p.m.: The Associated Press has called the State Board of Education race, giving the win to Keven Ellis.

9:06 p.m.: Final votes are in for Angelina County, with Billie Page taking the Republican nomination for tax assessor-collector over Lisha Hammock.

Page's 1,518 votes topped Hammock's 1,056. Page will not face an opponent in November, making her the TAC-elect.

With 347 of 428 precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding a 9,000-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 30,253 votes (59 percent) to Bruner's 20,975 (41 percent).

9 p.m.: With 32 of 42 boxes counted in Angelina County, Billie Page is leading the Republican nomination for tax assessor-collector over Lisha Hammock, 1,354 votes to 1,056.

With 335 of 428 precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding a 9,000-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 29,824 votes (59 percent) to Bruner's 20,924 (41 percent).

8:49 p.m.: With 18 of 42 boxes counted in Angelina County, Billie Page is leading the Republican nomination for tax assessor-collector over Lisha Hammock, 1,173 votes to 789.

8:44 p.m.: Final results are in for Sabine County, with Charles "Butch" Ellison taking the Republican nomination for County Commissioner Pct. 3.

Ellison's 142 votes bettered Stanley Jacks' 96. Ellison will face Tommy Harley in the general election.

8:39 p.m.: With 11 of 42 boxes counted in Angelina County, Billie Page is leading the Republican nomination for tax assessor-collector over Lisha Hammock, 1,068 votes to 662.

With 223 of 428 precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding a 4,000-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 20,886 votes (56 percent) to Bruner's 16,163 (44 percent).

8:30 p.m.: With 6 of 42 boxes counted in Angelina County, Billie Page is leading the Republican nomination for tax assessor-collector over Lisha Hammock, 1,001 votes to 609.

With 144 of 428 precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding a 3,500-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 17,648 votes (56 percent) to Bruner's 14,143 (44 percent).

8:21 p.m.: The final results are in for Nacogdoches County, with Robin Dawley taking 64 percent of the vote to win the Republican runoff for County Commissioner Pct. 3.

Dawley topped Damon Ruckel, 506 votes to 284. Dawley will now face Jared N. Cates in the general election.

In Shelby County, Roy Cheatwood has secured the Republican nomination for the Constable Pct. 3 race, topping Scott Burkhalter, 439 votes to 286. Cheatwood will not face an opponent in November.

With 88 of 428 precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding a 3,000-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 16,026 votes (55 percent) to Bruner's (45 percent) 13,082.

8:10 p.m.: With six of nine boxes counted in Sabine County, Charles "Butch" Ellison leads Stanley Jacks, 43 votes to 39 for the Republican runoff for County Commissioner, Pct. 3.

The winner faces Tommy Harley in the general election.

With 54 of 428 precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding a 2,700-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 14,784 votes to Bruner's 12,054.

7:59 p.m.: The final results are in from San Augustine County, with Alex J. Garner topping Royce C. Walker for Democratic nomination for the Constable Pct. 2 race.

7:50 p.m.: in Sabine County's early voting, Charles (Butch) Ellison leads Stanley Jacks, 39 votes to 23 for the Republcan nomination for the Commissioner Pct. 3 race.

The winner faces Tommy Harley in the general election. The position was vacated by Doyle Dickerson.

With 28 of 428 precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding an 2,600-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 13,828 votes to Bruner's 11,276.

In Jasper County, Derek Woods is trailing Jimmy W. Hensarling, 319-284, in the Republican runoff for Constable Pct. 1. The winner does not face an opponent in the general election. Woods is the incumbent.

7:35 p.m.: In Shelby County's early voting, Roy Cheatwood is leading Scott Burkhalter, 124 votes to 80 for the Republican nomination of the Constable, Pct. 3.

The winner will not face an opponent in the general election.

In San Augustine County's early voting, Alex J. Garner leads Royce C. Walker 13 votes to 3 for the Democratic runoff for Constable Pct. 2. The winner faces Tammy Fountain in November.

7:29 p.m.: With 20 of 428 precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding an 1,800-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 10,249 votes to Bruner's 8,406.

In Shelby County's early voting, Roy Cheatwood is leading Scott Burkhalter, 124-80. They are vying for the Republican nomination for Constable Pct. 3 and will not face an opponent in the general election. That position has been vacated by Billy F. Hearnsberger.

For the statewide position of Railroad Commissioner, Wayne Christian of Center trails Gary Cates, 85,831-70,685, with 176 of 7,272 precincts reporting. The winner faces the winner of a Democratic runoff.

7:18 p.m.: With four percent of precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding a 1,800-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 8,364 votes to Mary Lou Bruner's 6,529.

In Nacogdoches County, Robin Dawley is leading over Damon Ruckel 359 votes to 193. They are vying for the Republican nomination of the County Commissioner Precinct 3 seat. The numbers are from early voting. The winner will face Jared N. Cates in the general election.

In Jasper County's early voting, Derek Woods is leading over Jimmy W. Hensarling, 203-189, in the Republican runoff for Constable Pct. 1. The winner does not face an opponent in the general election. Woods is the incumbent.

7:12 p.m.: With 14 of 428 precincts reporting, Keven Ellis is holding a 1,600-vote lead over Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education District 9 seat.

Ellis has 7,731 votes to Bruner's 6,114 in the Republican primary runoff.

The winner of the runoff will go against Amanda Rudolph in the general election.

In Angelina County, Billie Page has 961 votes to Lisha Hammock's 593 with early voting numbers counted. They are in a runoff for the Republican nomination for the Tax Assessor-Collector. The winner of the race will not face an opponent in the general election.

7:09 p.m. Very early returns have Mary Lou Bruner with a slight lead over Keven Ellis in the election for the State Board of Education seat.

Ellis and Bruner are competing for the ninth district of the board.

Ellis is trailing Bruner with two of 428 precincts reporting. Bruner has 616 votes to Ellis' 508.

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