Early voting will start on Monday, April 23 for local City Council positions and the Northside school bond.
Voters in Grey Forest will decide on two Council member positions and the Mayor. Susan Darst and Jennifer Nottingham, incumbents, face Lorna Main and Irene Scharf. Holly Holleway, current Council member is facing one of her peers, Phil Howard for Mayor.
There is only one contested race in Helotes. Ed Villanueva, the incumbent, faces challenger Jim Meadows.
In Leon Valley Mayor Chris Riley is being challenged by Marianna Sanchez. Marianna Sanchez ran for office during last year’s council elections.
The incumbent for Place 2 did not run for re-election so two newcomers will compete for the position, Byron J. Woodworth, and Catherine R. Rodriquez.
Incumbent Benny Martinez, Place 4 will face challengers Tom Garza and Oscar Valdez.
The majority of the monies requested (65 percent) would go to improve existing schools, although there are four new schools in the proposal including the next new high school. More than half of NISD’s schools are over 25 years old, the oldest nearly 70 years old.
The Citizens’ Bond Committee comprised of hundreds of parents, senior citizens, students, business representatives, taxpayers, teachers, and other staff met for seven weeks in the fall to discuss the needs of a growing district as well as initiatives to upgrade NISD’s aging schools. The Committee endorsed the recommendation to call for an election.
In addition to addressing aging schools, other highlights of the bond include building bullet-resistant security lobbies at 44 elementary schools, adding and improving campus technology, replacing air conditioning and heating infrastructure, providing shade structures on all elementary campus playgrounds, and the addition of a new magnet school program on the Marshall High School campus.
Early voting will begin on April 23 and end May 1. The general election will be held on May 5.
Polls open at 8am until 6pm on Monday through Thursday. Polls close on Friday and reopen on Saturday, April 28 from 8am to 6pm. Monday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 1 voters may vote from 8am until 8pm.
On election day, May 5, polls open from 7am until 7pm.
The following will serve as early voting locations:
***BEXAR COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER 300 Dolorosa
BROOKHOLLOW LIBRARY 530 Heimer Road
CASTLE HILLS CITY HALL… (Community Room) 209 Lemonwood Dr.
CODY LIBRARY. 11441 Vance Jackson
ELMENDORF ADMIN BLDG 8304 FM 327
ENCINO BRANCH LIBRARY 2515 East Evans Rd.
FAIR OAKS RANCH CITY HALL… (COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
7286 Dietz Elkhorn
GREAT NORTHWEST LIBRARY 9050 Wellwood
HELOTES CITY HALL 12951 Bandera Road
HENRY A. GUERRA, JR. LIBRARY. 7978 W Military Drive
JOHN IGO LIBRARY 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy
JULIA YATES SEMMES LIBRARY 15060 Judson Road
KIRBY CITY HALL 112 Bauman St
LAS PALMAS LIBRARY . 515 Castroville Road
LEON VALLEY CONFERENCE CENTER 6421 Evers Rd.
LION’S FIELD 2809 Broadway
MAURY MAVERICK, JR. LIBRARY 8700 Mystic Park
MEMORIAL LIBRARY 3222 Culebra
NORTHSIDE ACTIVITY CENTER 7001 Culebra
NORTHWEST VISTA COLLEGE 3535 N. Ellison Dr.
OLMOS PARK CITY HALL 120 El Prado W
SHAVANO PARK CITY HALL (LOBBY) 900 Saddletree Ct
SOMERSET CITY HALL 7360 E. 6th, Somerset
TOBIN LIBRARY @OAKWELL 4134 Harry Wurzbach
UNIVERSAL CITY LIBRARY 100 Northview Dr