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Election results: Voters favor $1.2 billion Fort Worth ISD bond by slim margin

Fort Worth ISD school bus
Tony Gutierrez
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Associated Press

Voters on Tuesday appeared to approve the biggest proposition in Fort Worth ISD's historic bond proposal, but the lead was slim. Three other propositions were headed for defeat.

Proposition A was leading with just over 50% of the votes on Tuesday evening, according to unofficial election results. The proposition was in the lead by just a 42-vote margin. However, voters sided against the three smaller propositions.

Most of the money in the bonds would go toward improvements and renovations to existing school campuses. Three new elementary schools are also planned.

Fort Worth ISD Bond Election

Proposition A was in the lead with 50.09% in favor. Of more than 24,000 votes cast in the low turnout election, this measure finished ahead by just 42 votes. Late absentee ballots might still be counted.

This bond is the largest and would provide more than $1.2 billion for the construction, renovation and equipping of school buildings in the district.

Proposition B was failing with 54.12% voting against it. It would have allocated $98.3 million for the district's middle school and high school fine arts facilities.

Proposition C was failing with 66.34% voting against it. It would have provided $105 million to build three 5,000-seat sport stadium complexes, including turf and concession facilities.

Proposition D was failing with 58.03% voting against it. This bond would have allocated $76 million to enhance and renovate district athletic facilities. This would have included the replacement of turf at 14 high school football practice fields and 14 high school baseball and softball fields.

Tarrant County Elections

More than 65% of voters were in favor of Tarrant County's Proposition A — $400 million in bonds for streets and roads.

And about 55% of voters were against Proposition B, which would have provided $116 million to build and equip new offices for the district attorney’s office.

Constitutional Amendments

Texans had the chance to vote on amendments to the state constitution.

Voters approved all eight amendments, including one proposal barring the state from limiting religious services.

Nearly 90% voted in favor of Proposition 6, another pandemic-related amendment, that would give residents in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, the right to in-person visits from a designated essential care giver.

Read more from The Texas Tribune.

City Elections

Lewisville

About 80% of residents voted in support of Proposition A, which would provide $95 million in bonds for public safety facilities.

Richardson

A $190 million bond package passed by a wide margin. The money will go toward streets, public buildings, sidewalks, drainage and parks.

Four of the propositions got at least 70% support.

Mesquite

Council member Dan Aleman was leading the mayor's race against candidate Ron Ward with about 60% of the vote. Aleman will be the city's first Latino mayor, The Dallas Morning News reports.

School District Elections

Allen ISD

Voters sided against two propositions totaling $23.6 million. About 60% of residents voted against Proposition A and Proposition B.

The funds would have covered updates to several facilities, turf and track improvements at Allen ISD athletic facilities and the addition of turf and track at Ford Middle School.

Highland Park ISD

More than 75% of voters were in favor of Proposition A, a voter approval tax rate election. District officials said the election's approval would generate $3.6 million, which would be used to boost staff pay.

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