Athens Review, Athens, Texas

May 11, 2013

Local election results mixed

Liquor election and one ESD proposition go down to defeat

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — The early vote on the Murchison liquor election was even at 33 to 33, but election day votes sent the propositon down to defeat.

  Murchison area voters also disapproved of Emergency Services District No. 8. The question failed by a count of 95 to 53. Early votes put the proposition in a deep hole 27 votes to 7. Election day was close, with the no votes outnumbering yes votes 67 to 46.

  In the Lake Palestine area, Emergency Services District No. 6 passed on its second try. The vote was an overwhelming 59 to 12.