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Hospital's Proposition A fails

The hospital’s bond proposition was voted down by a slim margin once the votes were tallied Saturday evening.

Proposition A on the ballot would have given the Jack County Hospital District the option to refinance its revenue bonds specifically worded on the ballot as “the issuances of $22,500,000 of refunding bonds and levying the tax and pledging net revenues of payment therof.”

The measure failed with 250 votes for and 260 against or 46.82 percent for and 48.69 percent against.

In the City of Jacksboro mayoral election, incumbent Alton Morris defeated opponent Johnny Rupe 233 to 63 votes or 77.67 percent to 21 percent.

Following the release of the results, Morris said he was looking forward to great things to come.

“It’ll be good,” he said. “I love Jacksboro and I’ll continue to put God before everything and Jacksboro will be rising up very soon.”

In the Jacksboro Independent School District Place 6 Trustee race, incumbent James Taylor was defeated by Kelly Mower 188 to 292 votes or 38.76 percent to 60.21 percent.

“I’m frustrated with all the changes that are coming that I won’t be able to help implement with our schools,” Taylor said at the Jack County Courthouse after viewing the results.

Less than 11 percent of registered voters determined the election outcomes.

To read the complete article, see the May 8 edition of the Herald-Gazette.



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