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Polls close in Texas amendment election


Polling places across Texas have closed, and clerks statewide are counting ballots to see which propositions and amendments passed and which ones failed.

In the towns of Nash, Carthage, Daingerfield and Waskom, folks were asked to either approve or decline propositions allowing the sale of beer and wine from stores inside the city limits. Nash and Carthage also had ballot items related to the sale of mixed drinks in restaurants.

Queen City ISD asked voters to approve a continuation of its current tax rate rather than allow that rate to roll back to a lower amount.

And in Shelby County and the city of Center, voters were asked to approve a property tax that would create the Deep East Texas Groundwater Conservation District.

Statewide, voters had to decide on nine constitutional amendments. The one that's gotten the most attention is Amendment No. 6, which allows for the creation of the State Water Implementation Reserve Fund. Back in the spring, Texas lawmakers agreed to create the fund using money from the state's 'Rainy Day' savings account, and let voters decide whether or not to put it in place.

Click here to see all nine amendment items.

Click here to see election results.


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