Early voting to start Monday, April 23 for City Council, school bond elections

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.

Residents in Northside ISD will consider an $848.9 million bond issue.

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.


                                                                                                            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

WONDERLAND MALL OF THE AMERICAS                       4522 Fredericksburg

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