In addition to being graduation weekend, Saturday is also election day for several cities and school districts in the county. While Denison has canceled its elections due to no opposed races, Sherman School District does have one opposed race. Sherman municipal elections will be held in November.
Voters in the Bonham Independent School District will give their thumbs up or thumbs down to a $7 million bond to improve I.W. Evans Intermediate School. Voting starts at 7 a.m. at the Fannin County Courthouse and continues until 7 p.m.
In addition, Bonham voters will also pick two ISD trustees Saturday. In place 1, voters will pick between Sean Floyd and Michael B. Williams and in Place 2, voters will pick between Monica Kissling and Adam Deas.
Bonham voters will also pick City Council representatives Saturday. In Ward No. 2, voters will pick between Ruth Ann Thomas and Margaret Bradshaw. In Ward 3, H.L. Compton drew no incumbent. In Ward No. 4, voters will pick between Glenn Taylor and Nancy Lawrence.
Voters in the Sherman Independent School District have one school board seat to fill. Al Zorrilla and Marc W. Miller are the candidates vying for the single seat. Polling places include precincts 102, 103, 205 and 209 at Crutchfield Elementary School, precincts 303, 405, 408 and 409 at Fairview Elementary School, precincts 404 and 407 at Perrin Learning Center and precincts 101, 104, 108, 302 and 304 at Piner Middle School.
In Pottsboro, voters will pick two ISD trustees out of three candidates. Scott Galyon, Dewey Griffith Jr, and Cindy Bunch. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 105 Cardinal Lane in Pottsboro.
Whitesboro voters will also go to the polls Saturday to pick ISD trustees. There are two open seats and five candidates including B. B. Reedy Jr., Bryan Barker, Justin Boren, Anita Morales and Eddie Wood. Voters in Grayson County Precincts 306 and parts of 305 and 307 and parts of precinct 9 in Cooke County will vote at the Whitesboro City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters in Grayson County Precinct 406 will vote at the First Baptist Church in Gordonville from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Van Alstyne voters will also cast ballots Saturday for city leaders. In Place 1 voters will pick between Kaaren Tueber and Robert Lewis. In Place 2, voters will pick between Jim Smith and Adam West and in Place 3, John Jennings is unopposed. Voting will take place at the Community Center at 262 N Preston Avenue.
Gunter voters will decide on three place on the council. In Place 1 Larry Peters in unopposed. The same is true for David Gallagher in Place 5. In Place 3 the candidates are: Mark Millar, Charles Skeen and Steve Strahan. Voting will be at the Gunter Community Center, 105 N. 4th St.
Voters in Southmayd will cast their ballots for three seats on the council. The candidates are Teresa Miller, Michael Horstman, Adrain White, Barbara Child, Debra Thompson, Betty Vails, Thomas Glidden, Joyce White and Robert Thompson. Voting will be at Southmayd City Hall 4525 Elementary Drive.
Those in the S&S Consolidated Independent School District will decide on three places on the board. Randall Collum, Place 3 and Chris Lopez, Place 6 are unopposed. Kara Hamilton, Dan Griffin and Terry Stone are running for Place 5. Voters in Precincts 302-305, 307, 309, 404 and 409 will vote at Southmayd City Hall, 4525 Elementary Drive in Southmayd. Voters in Precincts 305, 306 and 406 will vote at S&S Middle School 200 S. Main St. in Sadler.
Voters in Collinsville will consider three seats on the City Council. The candidates are John Davidson, Jennifer Ragsdale, Wayne McCorkle, Benny McKee, Robert Carney and Brandon White. Voting will be at the Collinsville Community Center, 117 Main St.
Two seats on the Collinsville School Board will be decided on Saturday. The candidates for Place 4 are: Faith Grubb and Jonathan Cole; for Place 5: Amy Zimmerman and Carrie Crane. Voting will also be at the Collinsville Community Center, 117 Main St.
Reports were not readily available from other cities and school districts in the area.
Corrected at 10:20 a.m. May 11, 2012: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the last name of one of the candidates for Sherman School Board. The candidates are Marc W. Miller and Al Zorrilla.