By Brad Kellar

Herald-Banner Staff



Voters in the Union Valley community, who last year overwhelmingly defeated a proposal to create Hunt County’s newest city, may get a chance to reconsider their decision.

The Hunt County Commissioners Court was scheduled Monday to call for a city incorporation election for the City of Union Valley.

The Commissioners also called for the county’s participation in a statewide constitutional amendment election on the same day, Nov. 6.

In May of last year, a measure to create the City of Union Valley was defeated by a vote of 151 against (89 percent) to 18 for (10.6 percent).

Voters across Texas will also be getting a chance in November to decide the fate of 16 proposed amendments to the state’s constitution.

Proposition 2 on the ballot calls for providing for the issuance of $500 million in general obligation bonds to finance educational loans to students and authorizing bond enhancement agreements with respect to general obligation bonds.

Proposition 4, if approved by voters, would authorize the issuance of up to $1 billion in bonds payable from the general revenues of the state for maintenance, improvement, repair, and construction projects and for the purchase of needed equipment.

Propoisition 7 would allow governmental entities to sell property acquired through eminent domain back to the previous owners at the price the entities paid to acquire the property.

Proposition 9, if given the go-ahead, would authorize the legislature to exempt all or part of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation.

Proposition 11 would require a record vote be taken by a house of the legislature on final passage of any bill, other than certain local bills, of a resolution proposing or ratifying a constitutional amendment, or of any other nonceremonial resolution, and to provide for public access on the Internet to those record votes.

Proposition 12 would provide for the issuance of general obligation bonds by the Texas Transportation Commission in an amount not to exceed $5 billion to provide funding for highway improvement projects.

Proposition 13 would authorize the denial of bail to a person who violates certain court orders or conditions of release in a felony or family violence case.

Proposition 15, if approved, would authorize the issuance of up to $3 billion in bonds to pay for cancer research.

And Proposition 16 would provide for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $250 million to provide assistance to economically distressed areas.

The last day to register to vote for the elections is Oct. 9.

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