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July 20, 2013

3 HISD board positions open for Nov. election

HUNTSVILLE — In a little over a week potential candidates for the upcoming general election can begin filing for positions on the Huntsville and New Waverly city councils and school boards.

The official date to file for a spot on the ballot in November is July 27, but since it falls on a Saturday, the offices of those agencies will be closed. So candidates are asked to wait until July 29 to file when officials will be on hand to take the applications.

The deadline to file is Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. For those interested in running for a position on the New Waverly City Council or for mayor, applications need to be turned on Aug. 26 by 4:30 p.m., which is when City Hall closes.

The Huntsville Independent School District recently announced that there will be three spots up for election on the Board of Trustees. Those are for Positions 1, 2 and 3.

For more information on running for the HISD Board of Trustees, contact Carol Brown at (936) 435-6306 or drop by the Hawkins Administration Building at 441 FM 2821 East. The offices hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Friday.

All four ward seats are up for election on the Huntsville City Council as well as mayor. There is will also be a special election for the remainder of at-large Position 1’s term. The application fee to file for the general election is $1, and potential candidates or citizens interested in more information can contact City Secretary Lee Woodward at (936) 291-5403.

Candidate packets are also available on the city of Huntsville website at It can also be picked up at City Hall, which is located at 1212 Ave. M and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The city of New Waverly has two council positions and mayor up for election in November. Candidate packets will be available July 29 at New Waverly City Hall, located at 200 Gibbs St. There is not a fee to file. For more information, contact City Secretary Rosemary Bartee at (936) 344-6621.

Positions 6 and 7 on the New Waverly Independent School Board will also be up for election. For more information on those seats, contact Edith Bahner at (936) 344-6751.

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