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Early Voting Begins In Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, TX- Monday residents in Wichita Falls can head to the polls to early vote in the May 9th election. 

There are several items on the ballot including city council races, a school bond proposal and a proposition to sell surplus land owned by the city.

Wichita Falls Councilor at Large, Councilor District 1 and District 2 seats are all up for grabs. Six candidates are vying to fill these positions. 

Candidates are:


Councilor At Large

Michael L. Smith - Incumbent

Krystal James






Councilor District 1

Stephen L. Santellana

Walter King



Councilor District 2

Donnie Melton

DeAndra M. Chenault



The only incumbent on the ballot, Councilor at Large, Mike Smith. Councilors Ben Hoover and Annetta Pope-Dotson decided not to seek re-election. 

WFISD $59K Bond Proposal 

The Wichita Falls Independent School District is also seeking the approval of its $59.5 million dollar bond that will fund a new Technical Education Center and other upgrades across the district.

Bond Breakdown 

  • More than $35 million going towards CTE Center
  • About $25 million for renovations and additions at Barwise, Kirby   and McNeil Junior High Schools
  • $5 million towards security and classroom techonology upgrades
  • $1.75 million to repair Memorial Stadium parking lot

City Proposition Seeks To Sell Surplus Property

The lone proposition on the ballot seeks to get residents permission to sell a portion of surplus property owned by the city. The property is the Wooden Memorial park along Miller Road and Fire Station No. 8.

Early Voting Times & Locations 

There are several places you can go to cast your vote. In Wichita Falls, you can go to the Municipal Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sike Senter Mall or Home Depot. Polls there will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Early voting will go through May 1. 

Stay with Newschannel 6, your Election 2015 Headquarters. 

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6

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