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East Texas heads to the polls Saturday

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Many East Texas voters will head to the polls Saturday, some to decide whether to spend millions building new schools, others to choose their representatives at city hall.  Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carthage and Maud are among the communities that will elect mayors. In both of those cities, the incumbent faces opposition. Other municipalities like Wake Village will elect at least one city council member. 

One of the bigger decisions will be in the Marshall Independent School District where voters will decide whether to spend $150 million on new construction. The estimated cost of four new elementary schools is just over $66 million, with a new junior high estimated at just over $38 million. A facilities study showed a number of schools at or exceeding capacity, with the supporters noting that the average age of school buildings is 57 years. But there has been some organized opposition to the bond election.

In just two weeks, voters will head to the polls again on May 27 to decide party primaries that include the congressional district for northeast Texas as well as some state races.

Stay with KTBS 3 News on the air and online for election results as they come in.  

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