MEXIA ( 12/4/00 ) - After one election , a re-count , a lawsuit , court proceedings and a second election , Mexia ISD Trustee Cleo High
will remain on the school board defeating challenger Stephana High , 432-297.Saturday's election was the second school board election this year as Mrs. High filed a lawsuit after the May 6 election for the position on Place 6 of the school board
lost by three votes in May , requested a recount in which the vote difference remained at three and then filed a lawsuit seeking a new election citing wrongdoings by school and election officials before and during the election.
To avoid any further litigation , Cleo High and Mrs. High
agreed to the new election which was held Saturday.Turnout was considerably higher the second time around with about 25 percent more voters heading to the polls than did in May.Cleo High
will resume his
second term as a trustee in which he
had continued as trustee during the ongoing legal battle since the first election.The board will meet in special session Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock to canvass Saturday's election results and sign the statement of officer.Cleo High
will then be sworn in to office at the next regular meeting.
Christmas activities abound in Mexia , Groesbeck , Fairfield and Wortham.
MEXIA ( 12/4/00 ) - If you weren't in the Christmas spirit this weekend , by Saturday night you had to have felt a little twinge of the holiday season.Not only were non-stop Christmas activities scheduled throughout the area , but a blast of arctic air made it definitely feel like Christmas.Arts and crafts and food vendors braved the winter chill in downtown Mexia Saturday as the annual celebration began around 10 a.m. and continued until the Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. About 50 entries including floats , decorated cars , marching units and of course , lots of horses and wagons , wound their way through downtown Mexia to the delight of the crowds gathered along the sidewalks.
Unofficial returns put incumbent trustee Cleo High
in front of challenger Stephana High , 432-297.Trustees are also set to sign the statement of officer.Cleo High
will take the oath of office at the next regular meeting.
An executive session is also on the agenda to discuss personnel and possibly make recommendations.
No statement of officer or oath of office is required by the board as the Secretary of State ruled that Mr. High
maintained the position he
first won in May and had already been sworn in.The second election did not change the first election results.Saturday's election was a second election ordered after Mrs. High
filed a lawsuit seeking a new election citing wrongdoings by school and election officials before and during the May 6th election.Both candidates agreed to the new election to avoid further litigation.