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Alcohol, school bonds up for vote in Saturday's election

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Voters across East Texas will be heading to the polls once again on Saturday, casting ballots in local elections.

Many cities in the area are holding school bond votes, as well as alcohol referendums.

Among towns with just one proposition on the ballot, Kilgore and Marshall residents will both be voting on mixed beverage sales in restaurants. Appleby will only be voting on the sale of beer and wine. Other towns have two alcohol-related propositions to vote on, including Gilmer, Canton, Grand Saline, Van and Quitman. Those towns will vote on both mixed beverage and beer and wine sale propositions.

Another big money issue are the various school bond elections across East Texas, totaling more than $400 million for the area’s public schools.

Slocum, Mount Vernon, White Oak, Gladewater, Marshall, New Diana, Cross Roads, North Hopkins, Latexo, Nacogdoches, Onalaska and Chapel Hill ISDs all have multi-million dollar bond proposals on the ballot, which would fund either new construction or facility renovation for the respective school districts.

The largest of those school bond elections will be in Marshall, where residents will vote on a $150 million bond for school renovations and technology. According to the Texas Comptroller’s office, the Marshall school district currently carries no tax supported debt.

Statewide, East Texas school proposals make up just a small sliver of the $6.7 billion in possible bond money to be approved in the May 10 election.

In Tyler, residents will also be heading to the polls to elect a new mayor Saturday.

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