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November 5, 2013

Anderson County voters OK 9 Texas propositions

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PALESTINE —

For Proposition 4, Anderson County voters voted 1,652 (82 percent) voting for and 340 voting against the measure. The constitutional amendment would authorize the legislature to provide a property tax exemption to partially disabled veterans or the surviving spouses of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.

For Proposition 5, local voters voted 1,051 (54 percent) for and 891 against. The constitutional amendment would authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.

For Proposition 7, Anderson County voters voted 1,232 (63 percent) for and 716 against the measure. The constitutional amendment would authorize a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.

For Proposition 8, local voters voted 1,177 (63 percent) for and 686 against. The constitutional amendment would repeal Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.

For Proposition 9, Anderson County voters voted 1,461 (75 percent) for and 473 against the measure. The constitutional amendment relates to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

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