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San Augustine County voters to elect district & county judge, along with SAISD trustees and city aldermen

Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election starts Monday and continues through Oct. 31.


Over the next couple of days we'll be running down the local races.


We begin today with San Augustine County. For State Senator Dist. 3, incumbent Republican Robert Nichols and Libertarian challenger, J. Tyler Lindsey; for 273rd District Judge, Democrat incumbent Charles R. Mitchell is challenged by Republican Louie Des Champs; and in the San Augustine County Judges' race, incumbent Democrat Samye Malone Johnson and Republican Randy Williams.


There are four positions on the San Augustine ISD Board up for election, as Trustee Post. 3 includes Patricia McClure and incumbent Ryan Garcia; Trustee Post. 4 has incumbent Edwin Henley, Henry Lee Garner and David Garner; Trustee Post. 5 sees incumbent Orvin Garrett, challenged by Loretta Bedford and Dennis Barnes; and in Trustee Post. 6 race, its Steven Standley and incumbent Charles Boyette.


All 5 city of San Augustine alderman spots are on the ballot, as #1 has Alanna Borders and incumbent Valencia Price; #2 pits Jim Blackwell and incumbent Pamela Nickleberry Teel; #3 with incumbent Mike Malone and Stacy "Jack" Watts; #4 has Rodney "Rod" Litton and incumbent Joe Verhalen; and Alderman #5, incumbent Claudia Cabriales, Dan Fussell and Dr. John Alexander.


Early voting in San Augustine County will take place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office in the El Camino Justice Center and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus. Extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.


Remember, you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote in person. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Oct. 24.


Tomorrow we'll look at the Shelby County races on the Nov. 4 ballots.


Early voting for all elections in Shelby County, county, city of Center and Center ISD will be held at Shelby County Clerk Allison Harbison’s office on the Center Square from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. She notes there will be two extended hour voting days, Monday, Oct. 20 & Monday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also, early voting will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m.

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