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Texas Voters Pass Seven Amendments To The Constitution

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Shelby Knowles
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The Texas Tribune

Texas voters overwhelmingly passed all seven amendments to the Texas Constitution.  In San Antonio they chose two candidates to face off in the House District 118 race in San Antonio and approved school bonds for North East ISD.

Check our election night summary below and other final results at these links: 

Bexar County

Kendall County

Comal County

Statewide Results

11:15 UPDATE -    With 96% of the vote in all seven state Propositions passed with overwhelming approval.

10:25 UPDATE - FINAL - In House District 118  Republican John Lujan  (28%) will face Democrat Tomas Uresti (22%) in a runoff. 

10:03 UPDATE - FINAL  Kendall County voters approve bonds to build new jail -58% For

Comfort residents reject incorporation.  71% Against 

North East ISD School Bond - Passes - 66% For 

9:59 UPDATE- FINAL  Comal County voters approve bonds to build jail - 57% For 

9:51 UPDATE:  

With 83% of precincts in for House District 118, it appears Republican John Lujan (27%) and Democrat Tomas Uresti (23%) will be in a runoff.  The son of retiring Rep. Joe Farias - Democrat Gabe Farias, is running third with 20%. 

8:48 UPDATE:  The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance is failing, 63%-37% ;  

In the race for Houston mayor, former state Rep. Sylvester Turner (35%) and former Kemah Mayor Bill King (26%) are leading and may be headed to a runoff. 

8:27 UPDATE: Comal Co voters passing  $76 million bond to build jail -  59% For 

8:20  UPDATE:  North East ISD Bond Passing 65% to 35%

8:15  UPDATE:  Yes to Kendall Co. Jail,  No to Comfort Incorporation

With most precincts reporting… Kendall County voters are saying “yes” to $22 million in bonds to construct a new join a law enforcement facilities.  62% FOR

Comfort residents are overwhelmingly saying “NO” to incorporation.  69% Against Polls have closed and the first early voting results are being reported for local elections and seven statewide constitutional amendments:

7:05 pm -EARLY VOTING RESULTS:

Proposition 1 – Raises school property tax exemptions for homeowners

87% of early voters in Texas cast ballots in favor.

Proposition 7 – Directs about $2.5 billion in sales and vehicle taxes for highway funding.

84% of early voters in Texas cast ballots in favor.

House District 118 special election:  These are early returns in Bexar County

John Lujan  (REP)                     29%

Gabe Farias  (DEM)                   19%

Anthony Alcoser  (DEM)        12%

Tomas Uresti  (DEM)               22%

Robert A. Casias  (REP)             4%

Michael Holdman  (REP)          13%

Northeast ISD $499 million bond election:

65% of voters who cast early ballots support the bond.

Statewide propositions include measures that would increase the school property tax exemption; give property tax relief to the surviving spouses of military veterans; reaffirm Texans’ right to hunt and fish; and dedicate state tax money for transportation projects.

San Antonio voters in House District 118 are electing a successor to finish the legislative term of retiring Rep. Joe Farias, a Democrat.

Voters in the fast-growing North East Independent School district are deciding whether to approve nearly a half-billion dollars in bonds that would pay to improve and expand existing facilities.