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The May 6th Election Poses Big Decisions For Greater Houston And Surrounding Areas

In Harris County, one of the biggest items on the ballot is about the recapture for HISD.

One of the biggest items on the ballot in Harris County is about the recapture mechanism for the Houston Independent School District (HISD). A ‘no’ vote would mean that billions of dollars’ worth of commercial property would be detached from HISD’s tax base.
One of the biggest items on the ballot in Harris County is about the recapture mechanism for the Houston Independent School District (HISD). A ‘no’ vote would mean that billions of dollars’ worth of commercial property would be detached from HISD’s tax base.

If you live in greater Houston or surrounding areas, you might have some reasons to go to your polling place this Saturday, May 6th.

In Harris County, one of the biggest items on the ballot is about the recapture mechanism for the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

“The headline act tomorrow is HISD’s Proposition 1. A ‘yes’ vote there allows HISD to send money to the state, like about 200 other school districts do throughout the state,” notes Mark Jones, a political science fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

A ‘no’ vote would mean that billions of dollars’ worth of commercial property would be detached from HISD’s tax base.

Also in the education front, voters are called upon to elect members of Humble ISD’s Board of Trustees.

Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart says over half of the county’s 2.2 million registered voters are eligible to vote tomorrow.

In Humble and Pasadena residents will be choosing mayors and City Council members, while Fort Bend County, Galveston County and Montgomery County are holding several bond elections.

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Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

General Assignment Reporter

Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz is originally from Spain. He worked for several years in his home country and gained experience in all varieties of journalism, from wire services to print, as well as broadcast news and digital reporting. In 2001, Al came to the United States to pursue a Master's degree...

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