By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
After early voting brought in more than 1,500 ballots in the San Benito area, nearly 300 in Rio Hondo, roughly 800 in Los Fresnos and close to 20,000 throughout Cameron County, citizens who have yet to hit the polls will have one final opportunity on Election Day, scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.
In San Benito, voters can cast their ballots at the Precinct 17 poll, located at La Encantada Elementary School on 35001 FM 1577; Pcts. 18 and 19 are located at the San Benito Fire Station, 1201 S. Sam Houston Blvd., and San Benito Community Building, 210 E. Heywood St.; Pcts. 21 and 22 are located at Frank Roberts Elementary School, 451 N. Biddle St., and Sullivan Elementary School, 900 Elizabeth St.; Pct. 40 is located at Fred Booth Elementary School, 705 Zaragosa St.; Pcts. 50 and 109 are located at Ed Downs Elementary School, 1302 N. Dick Dowling; and Pct. 51 is located at La Paloma Elementary School, 35076 Main St.
Rio Hondo polls can be found at the Rio Hondo Civic Center (Pct. 20) at 121 N. Arroyo St. and Rio Hondo High School (Pct. 81) at 22547 State Hwy. 345.
In Los Fresnos, Pcts. 3 and 66 are located at the Los Fresnos Community Center on 204 Brazil St.; Pct. 65 is at the Las Palmas Housing Project Community Room on Highway 100 and Orive Blvd.; and Pct. 95 is located at Dora Romero Elementary School on 9705 Cajun Blvd.
Pcts. 23 and 25 in Los Indios are located at the Los Indios Community Center on 309 E. Heywood St.
The following is candidate information previously reported in the San Benito News.
Running for Governor are Greg Abbot, R; Wendy R. Davis, D; Kathie Glass, L; and Brandon Parmer, G.
Running for United States Representative, District 34 are Larry S. Smith, R; incumbent Filemon B. Vela, D; and Ryan Rowley, L.
Vying for Cameron County Constable, Precinct 3 are Roel Cavazos, R, son of the late constable Joe Cavazos; and Robert Lopez, D. The position is currently held by interim constable Ronald Cavazos, Roel’s brother.
In the running for Cameron County Judge are incumbent Carlos Cascos, R; and Joe G. Rivera, D.
Uncontested for State Board of Education, District 2 is Democrat Ruben Cortez Jr.
Janet L. Leal, D, is unopposed for District Judge, 103rd Judicial District.
Democrat Benjamin Euresti Jr. is unopposed for District Judge, 107th Judicial District.
Migdalia López, D, is running unopposed for District Judge, 197th Judicial District.
Running for District Judge, 197th Judicial District are Oscar X. Garcia, R; and Juan A. Magallanes, D.
Running against each other for Board Trustee No. 3 for the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District (LFCISD) are Reynaldo Farias and Juan Sierra.
Running unopposed for Board Trustee No. 3 at LFCISD is Jesus “Toy” Amaya.
Uncontested candidates are:
- Judge, County Court at Law No. 1, Arturo “Art” McDonald, Jr., D;
- Judge, County Court at Law No. 2, Laura L. Betancourt, D;
- Judge, County Court at Law No. 3, David Gonzales III, D.
Also up for vote is Proposition 1: “The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dilation of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.”