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Voters deciding on Proposition 1 in Nov. 4 election, early voting continues through Friday

We’re into the final three days of early voting for next Tuesday’s General Election, and on the ballot is one referendum, Proposition 1, which would divert oil and gas tax revenues from the rainy day fund so the money can be used for transportation projects.


The reallocation is estimated to be around $1.7 billion annually.


State Sen. Robert Nicholls, who authored the senate bill, says the measure will provide much needed funding for the state’s aging and congested transportation system and will do so without raising taxes, charging new fees or using tolls. 


He added with the Texas population growing by approximately 1,200 people every day, the demand on our infrastructure has increased significantly. From our health care system to our schools, Sen. Nicholls says Texas must plan for our future growth if we wish to continue our economic success.


You can vote early through Friday for all Shelby County elections, statewide, county, city of Center and Center ISD elections at the county clerk’s office on the Center square. You can cast your ballot from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today thru Friday.


Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County is taking place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office, and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today thru Friday at the elections office, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus at the community center.


You’re reminded you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote.