Early voting starts today and multiple seats are up for grab across Central Texas in the upcoming May 5 municipal election.
Center for Politics
Primary Election: Last day to register to vote is Feb. 8; Early voting is Feb. 20-March 2; Election Day is March 6
Municipal Election for mayor, three at-large councilmembers: Early voting is April 23 to May 1; Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 5
For more information on local polling places, locations and times, click here.
Five candidates, including the first-term incumbent, are running for Killeen’s mayoral seat on the May 5 ballot.
Two at-large seats on the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 board will be decided May 5 among three candidates who filed to run in early February.
Twelve candidates are running in a crowded race for three at-large Killeen City Council seats up for election May 5.
Killeen Independent School District faces a variety of challenges shared with districts across the state as the May 5 election approaches.
School Superintendent John Craft promoted a bond issue in October.
Mayoral incumbent E.F. “Skip” Blancett will face two challengers in the May 5 municipal election in Salado.
A little-known business group donated $12,500 to promote the Killeen Independent School District bond but has declined to discuss it.
Q: The Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 is holding a board election May 5 — why should I care?
Your future should flash before you.
In a move away from past election seasons, candidates for Killeen municipal races have been holding a series of town hall forums over the past two months.
With early voting for the May 5 election beginning Monday, candidates see the next two weeks as the “last leg” of their campaigns.
A new proposed bond for the Salado Independent School District is set to go on the ballot for the May 5 Salado municipal elections.
Salado mayoral candidates
The names of two political newcomers will be on the May 5 ballot for Place 2 on the Harker Heights City Council.
There are two seats available on the Belton City Council in the May 5 election, and three candidates are competing for the positions. One incumbent, Guy O’Banion, is facing off against residents Wayne Carpenter and Art Resa. Carpenter has served on the city council several times in the past.
There is one contested seat up for grabs in Lampasas this election, and two political newcomers are vying for the position. Catherine Kuehne and T.J. Wright are running for the Lampasas City Council Place 4 seat. Both candidates spoke to the Herald about some of the issues they feel Lampasas…
Florence voters will have two choices for mayor in May, but no Florence City Council election will be needed.
For the first time online, residents can get a glimpse into the inner workings of the governing body managing the city of Killeen’s drinking water.
“We’ve not been transparent — but that’s changing.”
HARKER HEIGHTS — Just about two weeks remain before several municipal elections May 5. Voters got the opportunity to face candidates in two races Tuesday.
Three candidates for the May 5 Killeen City Council at-large election are holding forums this week to meet residents and offer their takes on pressing issues in the city.
Candidates in two political races will appear at the same forum 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Incumbent state District 54 Rep. Scott Cosper, R-Killeen, was unable to attend two election forums this week because of scheduling conflicts, he said Friday.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Scott Cosper and Brad Buckley, candidates for Texas House District 54, are immersed in a runoff election on May 22 for a spot on the Republican side of the ballot, but only Buckley attended a political forum in Harker Heights Thursday night.
The two incumbents for the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 board election May 5 will not be in attendance at a public forum for the race April 19.
Leo Gukeisen: Killeen City Council Candidate
Art Resa: Belton City Council Candidate
Local political candidates will be facing voters at a forum on Thursday, April 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Harker Heights Activity Center. The forum is held by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Herencia Council 4297, in partnership with the Stars & Stripes Exchange Club.
About 40 residents were in attendance Monday at a forum for local, state and national candidates’ sponsored by the Killeen chapter of the NAACP and the League of United Latin American Citizens Council 4535.
The only Killeen City Council candidate with an outstanding state-mandated personal finance report turned the form in before the Thursday deadline, according to Killeen Director of Communications Hilary Shine.
Killeen City Council at-large candidate Tolly James Jr. held a town hall forum Saturday covering his platform on city finances, public safety and more.
AnaLuisa Carrillo-Tapia, district 17 deputy director of the League of United Latin American Citizens for Central Texas, speaks Friday about the upcoming LULAC #4297 political forum on April 19.
Four candidates for the May 5 Killeen municipal elections — including two incumbents — did not file 30-day campaign finance reports with the city, leaving themselves open to possible criminal or civil penalties.
Catherine Kuehne Lampasas Place 4 Candidate
Gregory Johnson Killeen City Council Candidate
Residents of Harker Heights will have the opportunity to learn more about candidates running for their city’s council and the Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Linda Reynolds: Salado Mayoral Candidate
Chad Martin: Salado Alderman Candidate
Wayne Carpenter: Belton City Council Candidate
Tolly James Jr: Killeen City Council Candidate
Placidio J. Rivera Killeen City Council Candidate
Butch Menking: Killeen City Council Candidate
Bruce Bynum: Killeen City Council Candidate
A pair of Killeen City Council candidates in the upcoming May 5 election held public meet-and-greets Saturday.
Lan Carter and Minerva Trujillo have vastly different views of Killeen Independent School District’s programs.
City finances and public safety were the topics of note Thursday during a Killeen council and mayoral political forum for the May 5 election hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens Herencia Council No. 4297.
Lampasas County District Clerk Cody Reed could not be reached after multiple attempts through his county office this week. His absence has spurred questions over whether consequences will ensue.
Patsy Bracey, a candidate for the May 5 Killeen City Council at large election, will hold a town hall forum from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Community Center.
Apart from public safety, no issue has divided Killeen residents more than the handling of the city’s finances.