There’s a new bureaucracy in the County of Grimes. The 372 residents of Plantersville have chosen Karen Hale as their very first mayor. And she says it feels wonderful.
Mayor Hale says it’s too early to say when she and the slate of Aldermen that voters also chose; Otis Greenwood Jr., Kimberly D. Allphin, Marilyn Bettes, Clay M. Godfrey and Kristina Keyser-Mayton will get together for their first official city meeting.
One of the Plantersville aldermen hopefuls, Frank Dean, fell just one vote short of tying for the 5th alderman position. And Grimes County Election Administrator Rebecca Duff says he can appeal if he wishes, in writing, to the county judge.
He also would have to put up $100 per precinct to contest and recount, she adds, so as Grimes County has 15 precincts, that would be $1500, because we are Super Voting Precincts.
Duff also warns that he only has until the votes are canvassed on Wednesday, November 15th to appeal.
And by a wide margin, the voters in the Navasota ISD approved both of the district’s bond propositions to fund a wide array of much-needed infrastructure repairs. We’ll have more on that later for you, right here on Navasota News.