By Holly Wise
The Cove Herald
With Central Texas the throes of winter, May seems far away, but that can't stop area governmental entities from gearing up for general election day on May 14.
This month, two surrounding school districts approved agreements between local city and county governments to hold joint elections.
First, the Lampasas Independent School District board of trustees unanimously agreed to hold a joint election between the ISD and Lampasas County.
The election will determine who will fill Place 7, held by board president James Briggs, and Place 6, held by board member Wesley Crow. The district will pay $5,336.24 to the Lampasas County elections administrator.
The Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees agreed to hold its election with the city of Copperas Cove.
CCISD board Places 6 and 7, held by Jim Copeland and Glynn Powell, will expire May 14.
The cost to the district is $5,549, half of the projected $11,098 total cost of the election.
City elections are also scheduled for May 14.
On the Copperas Cove City Council, Jim Schmitz's and Frank Seffrood's terms expire this year. Election information is available on the city's website or by calling city hall at (254) 547-4221.
Three places on the Lampasas City Council are up for election, as well as Mayor Judith Hetherly's seat. Jerry Grayson's Place 1 seat, Bradley Neely's Place 2 seat and John Cole's Place 6 seat all expire in May.
Three seats on the Kempner City Council are also up for this year. Dora Silva in Place 2, Bob Craine in Place 3, and Clifton Morris in Place 4.
The first day to file for a spot on the ballot is Monday and the last day is March 14.
Interested individuals should file for a place on the ballot in the entities' respective offices.
Contact Holly Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org or (254) 501-7474.