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Election results

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HENDERSON COUNTY–Elections were held Nov. 2, for council seats and mayor seats in Tool, Trinidad and Payne Springs. Cross Roads Independent School District (CRISD) and the City of Athens held bond elections. Results are as of press time.
In the City of Tool election, Tawnya Austin was unseated by challenger Tommy Lawhon. Lawhon earned 156 votes to Austin’s 130 votes. Council Member Michael Fladmark won reelection and newcomer Mitzi Storey was elected to the vacant seat that was previously held by Heath Haymaker.
For the City of Trinidad, Leslie Hamm Parker won the mayor’s race with 81 votes to James E. Cook who earned 50 votes. Trinidad had two council seats up for grabs with Billy Ray Hornbuckle earning 86 votes, Kelli Stanfield earning 77 votes, Floyd DeWitt Loven earning 46 votes and Samuel Adams earning 40 votes. Don A. Brawner was elected to a council seat with an unexpired term.
For the City of Payne Springs, Mayor Pro-Tem Andrea Miller was elected for the mayor’s seat with 37 total votes and no competing candidate. Payne Springs had four city council seats available with Cody Barnett earning 29 votes, Ron Spahlinger earning 28 votes, Christi L. Hanson 31 votes and Leif G. Haag earning 25 votes. The Payne Springs Proposition A election passed with 34 votes for and only 8 against.
In the CRISD bond election, voters elected against the $7,000,000 bond with 208 votes against and 196 votes for the bond.
The City of Athens held one election, Proposition A. The $5,500,000 bond passed with 402 votes for and 212 votes against.

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