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Four JP races heat up county elections
The unofficial primary results released by the the Henderson County Election Administrator indicated Milton Adams will remain Justice of the Peace.
Adams won his bid for JP in Precinct 4 vacated by Kelly Harris. Adams was able to hold off challenger Edie Walker. Adams received 73.92 percent with 1,633 votes. Walker had 26.06 percent with 576 votes. Adams has served as a Justice of the Peace in Henderson County since being elected JP Precinct 6 in 1995.
Runoff coming for PCT 4 Commissioner
Justice of the Peace Kelly Harris was the top vote-getter in a 3-person Republican race for Henderson County Commissioner Precinct 4 on Tuesday, setting up a runoff with incumbent Ken Geeslin.
Williams tops Hall for county court
The Henderson County Court at Law No. 1 position has been held for nearly 28 years by Judge Matt Livingston.
The longtime judge is retiring, and two highly-respected individuals with deep ties to the county sought votes for the position.
In a close race, Scott Williams defeated Mark Hall by 52.62 percent, or 4,205 votes to 3,787 votes Tuesday.
Herriage, Wright earn clerk positions
Henderson County will have new faces in both the District Clerk and County Clerk offices in 2015 after the results of the primary elections on Tuesday.
Betty Herriage defeated incumbent District Clerk Jean Godwin Brittain in her bid for a second term. Herriage avoided a runoff, gathering 51.16 percent of the vote in a 3-person race. Stacey Norman finished second with 2,256 ballots, while Brittain finished with 1,653.
Spitzer unseats Gooden
Lance Gooden and Dr. Stuart Spitzer have squared off twice over the past two primary elections for the State Representative, District 4 seat in the House of Representatives.
The second time was the charm for Spitzer as he defeated the incumbent by 342 votes, according to unofficial results from Henderson and Kaufman Counties.
Tax help is available from AARP
If you have any worries about the tax season, Henderson County residents don't distress yourselves. Help is available from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
A free income tax assistance program will be provided by AARP volunteers to Henderson County residents.
From Staff Reports
Today is the big day. There are several local races to be decided in the Republican primary.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. across the county.
Filing for the March 2014 primary elections ended with a total of 25 Republicans filing for a county position, while four Democrats filed.
Penrod performs Saturday
The life and music of Country’s first superstar comes to life with Jake Penrod in Hank Williams Remembered at 3pm on Saturday, March 8 in the Nacogdoches County Civic Center.
A stark traditionalist, Jake Penrod is as close to Country as Country gets. If you’ve ever heard him sing, you’ll whole-heartedly agree.
The Athens Kiwanis will again be feeding hundreds of hotcake lovers on Tuesday when the annual Pancake Day rolls around.
Not only will there be mounds of pancake batter, but plenty of syrup, sausage, coffee and juice for those who choose to come out. They’ll be serving at Cain Center from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Unlike 2012, when political maneuvering delayed the primary elections, this year Pancake Day again coincides with election day.
A statewide Warrant Roundup involving more than 300 law enforcement agencies throughout the state kicked off on Saturday.
It’s a joint effort to get thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants to clean their slate.
Malakoff City Judge Bill Burton said his city participated last year and found it useful in lowering the number of outstanding warrants on the roll.
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