Saturday is Election Day for several municipalities and school districts in the area, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In the City of Timpson, for mayor, incumbent Debra Smith is challenged by Councilman George Grace.
In the City of Tenaha, the mayor’s race has incumbent Orinthia Johnson challenged by Claudine Wilson Howard. For the one-year council term in Tenaha, incumbent Mark Hickson is challenged by Michael Baker. As for the two available two-year terms, incumbent Durand Steadman is challenged by Cliff Lloyd and Tommy Rinkle.
In the Timpson ISD trustee election there’s three vying for two trustee positions incumbents Joyce Wolfe and Stephen Burgay are challenged by Jim Rader.
Tenaha ISD has two trustee positions up for election with three running. They are incumbent Tracy Collins, and Michael Ogden and Vickie Jernigan.
The Joaquin ISD has three positions available with six running. They are incumbent John Paul Lawson, in addition to Rodney Harper, James Hamilton, Thomas Harvey, Chrisco Bragg and Pam Hearnsberger;
The Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees has two positions open, with four running. They are incumbents Tiffanne Klein and Faye Dale Allen, and Tim Bradshaw and Mark Bohannon;
The Garrison ISD is electing three trustees with four seeking those positions. They are Russell O’Dell, Olan Woodard, Jr., Perry Honea and Billy Cooper.
Nacogdoches ISD voters are also casting ballots on a $58-million bond election.
All registered voters in Timpson and Tenaha, regardless of city or school election can cast their ballots at their respective schools Saturday.
Timpson area voters can do so in the gym foyer, and Tenaha at the administration building.
The Joaquin ISD is voting at the school administration building and also at the Huxley Fire Department; and Shelbyville ISD voters can vote at the school administration. Garrison ISD voters will be casting ballots at Garrison City Hall.
Center Broadcasting will be posting results of Saturday’s voting on our Facebook page.