Dennis K. Biggs

Dennis K. Biggs

Nolanville voters will consider one contested council race and a proposition to fund road repairs and maintenance.

Early voting starts Monday and Election Day is Nov. 7.

Incumbent Councilman J. Lynn Bilberry will face off against former mayor and councilman Dennis K. Biggs for Seat 5.

Two of the City Council seats are uncontested. They are held by Mayor Pro Tem Lawrence “Butch” Reis in Seat 2 and David C. Williams, II, in Seat 4.

A proposition on the ballot will ask residents whether they favor reauthorization of a local sales and use a tax for roads.

The proposition states: “The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Nolanville, Texas at the rate of ¼ of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the fourth anniversary of the date of this election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.”

City Manager Kara Escajeda said, “Passage of this is critical to keep moving forward with repairs and preventative maintenance over the next several years.”

Seat 5 candidates Bilberry and Biggs both have council experience. In addition, they described other experience as related.

Bilberry said he worked with a variety of people while in the military and in public school administration, giving him an appreciation of a variety of ideas people bring.

Biggs cited his experience as a councilman, a mayor and in business. He said his leadership experience gave him an idea of how the city works and helped him make contacts needed to take action.

Both candidates say planning for growth is important. Bilberry said developing a strong infrastructure was a priority and developing recreation for residents was important. Biggs said bringing businesses to the area is important and developing a library, theater and local transportation would help attract them.

For more information about the Nolanville election, go online to or call 254-698-6335.

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