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Ellis tops Bruner by 6 votes in Fannin County

In the race for District 9 of the State Board of Education, Fannin County followed the state trend, but only by six votes. Fannin County voters came out marginally for Keven Ellis, who received 146 votes, in his contest against Mary Lou Bruner, who received 140 votes.

Elections are Saturday

Voters will go to the polls Saturday to pick local representatives on their city councils and school boards. In Bonham, school district voters will decide on a $30 million bond . Voting in Bonham will be at the Fannin County Courthouse.

Gunter residents gunning for open council seats

GUNTER — Election season finds the city of Gunter with four familiar faces running for the two open seats on its city council. With current Place 5 Councilor Brent Hubert stepping down from his seat, Jeannie Anderson and Jay Brummett are each running for the newly opened seat. Mark Millar is running against Place 3 longtime incumbent Charles Skeen for that position on the council.

Local elections — Tioga ISD candidates

TIOGA — The Tioga Independent School District’s election ballot will include voting for two positions on the board of trustees. Tioga ISD has three candidates running for two at-large positions: Rickey Kemp, Rick Staples and Randolph Barta.

Local elections — Howe ISD candidates

HOWE — The Howe Independent School District’s election ballot will include voting for two positions on the board of trustees. Howe ISD has three candidates running for two at-large positions: Greg Akins, Amber Dimayuga and Jeff Denham.

5 things to know about Bonham ISD bond election

BONHAM — Bonham Independent School District voters will decide on Saturday whether to support a $30 million bond. If the bond passes, the district would be able to afford a new Bonham High School campus, provide additional space for programs and replace items in need of repair. Here are the things you need to know about the bond election: