The voters in Tioga decided it shall be legal to sell, within their city limits, all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages. Only 60 people cast ballots in the election and 46 of them voted in favor of the measure. Only 14 people voted against it.


Voters all over the county cast ballots on topics ranging from school bonds to city council representatives to state propositions and the results follow:


Sherman ISD Proposition A


The issuance of $176,000,000 of bonds by the Sherman Independent School District and levying the tax in payment thereof.


For 2,548


Against 1,882


City of Sherman Regular Election


Council Member, District 2, City of Sherman


Josh Stevenson 2,393


Commie O. Linson 1,239


Council Member, District 4, City of Sherman


Daron Holland 2,975


City of Sherman Special Election


Council Member, At-Large, Place 1, Unexpired Term, City of Sherman


Ronald Rose 1,120


Willie Steele 2,365


City of Sherman Charter Amendment Election


Amendment A


To amend Article II, “City Council,” Section 6, “Vacancies, forfeitures, filling of vacancies” to allow the City Council, with a vote of the supermajority, to cause a member to forfeit office for an act of misconduct, malfeasance or incompetence as follows:


For 3,466


Against 425


Amendment B


To amend Article V, “Bonds and warrants,” (c) “Other debt instruments” to replace dated language regarding specific borrowing limits with a general statement that the City shall have the power to borrow money for any lawful public purpose and clarify borrowing limits by echoing language from Section 13 stating that bonds and other debt instruments secured by property taxes shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of property value.


For 2,456


Against 1,237


Amendment C


To delete in its entirety, Article VI, Taxation,” Section 1, “Powers of taxation,” (c) “Occupation taxes” to eliminate the City’s ability to collect Occupation Taxes as defined by Charter as follows: The council shall have the right to assess and collect such occupation taxes, licenses, and franchise taxes upon trades, professions, occupations, and any business transaction carried on in said city as may be authorized by the general laws of the State of Texas, but the amount so levied and collected shall not exceed one half (1/2) of the amount levied by the State of Texas for the same trade, profession, occupation, vocation, or business.


For 2,961


Against 727


Amendment D


To amend Article VII, “Planning and Engineering,” Section 1, “City planning and zoning board” to reduce the number of Planning and Zoning Commissioners from nine to seven.


For 2,845


Against 912


Amendment E


To amend Article X, “General Provisions,” Section 10, “Nepotism” to eliminate the nepotism restriction as it relates to seasonal or part-time work.


For 2,426


Against 1,294


Amendment F


To delete in its entirety, Article X, “General Provisions,” Section 18, “Apportionment of costs of street improvements” to eliminate the City’s ability to assess adjacent property owners for street improvements as follows:


The cost of making improvements to existing streets may be wholly paid by the city or partly by the city and partly by the owner or owners of the property abutting thereon; provided, that in no event shall more than two thirds (2/3) of the cost of an improvement, except sidewalks and curbs, be assessed against such property owner, but the whole cost of construction of sidewalks and curbs in front of any property may be assessed against the owner thereof or his or her property.


Street improvements within and bounding new subdivisions shall be in accordance with the City of Sherman Developer’s Ordinance in effect at the time improvements are made.


For 2,780


Against 906


Howe Independent School District Bond Election


For 434


Against 171


S&S Consolidated Independent School District Special Election


For 525


Against 394


Pottsboro Independent School District Special Election


Pottsboro Independent School District Proposition A


For 567


Against 1,156


Pottsboro Independent School District Proposition B


For 553


Against 1,163


City of Tioga Local Option Election to Legalize


For 46


Against 14


State Propositions


Proposition 1


The state constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disable veteran of the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.


For 7,680


Against 1,182


Proposition 2


The constitutional amendment to establish a lower amount of expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads.


For 6,566


Against 2,154


Proposition 3


The constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate after the expiration of the person’s term of office.


For 7,599


Against 1,215


Proposition 4


The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgement holding the statute unconstitutional.


For 6,306


Against 2,206


Proposition 5


The constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.


For 5,107


Against 3,368


Proposition 6


The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.


For 7,618


Against 1,176


Proposition 7


The constitutional amendment relating to legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings.


For 5,075


Against 3,537