Election Results: North Texans Approve Bond Packages, Constitutional Amendments

Steven Pickering
November 06, 2019 - 6:23 am
Vote Sticker, Election Day

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Voters in several school districts and cities approved bond packages during Tuesday's general election.

Nine of the ten proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution also passed.

In Arlington, voters approved a bond package of $996 million. A Tarrant County College District bond package for $825 million also passed.

Voters in the Keller ISD approved a bond package of $315 million.

Daphne Brookins won a three-way race for the District 4 seat in the Fort Worth ISD.

Voters in Mesquite chose Bruce Archer to be the city's new mayor. He defeated incumbent Stan Pickett.

In Dallas, the race for State Representative in District 100 will head to a runoff. Lorraine Birabil got the most votes in the field of five candidates with 34%. Daniel Davis Clayton had 20 percent and James Armstrong III had 19.5%. The previous representative for that district was Eric Johnson, who left that post after winning election to be the Mayor of Dallas.

Voters in Addison approved all five propositions that were part of a $70 million bond election.

Denton voters approved three of the four bond proposals. A measure to fund public art projects failed by a narrow margin. 

A measure in Keller to allow liquor stores in that town passed.

Texans also voted on ten amendments to the state constitution. Only one failed.

Voters rejected a proposal to allow people to serve as municipal judges in more than one city.

An amendment to make it more difficult to impose a state income tax passed, along with a measure to allow lawmakers to approve property tax breaks in areas that have been hit by a natural disaster.

Law enforcement agencies will be able to transfer custody of service dogs directly to their handlers when those dogs retire instead of auctioning them off as surplus government property.

Voters also approved more funding for the  Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.