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Local aquifer district cancels November elections

Staff Report

During the Board Meeting held on Sept. 15, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s Board of Directors canceled the General and Special Elections for District Directors slated for Nov. 8.

Each precinct only had one candidate file for their respective districts. Therefore, under theTexas Election Code, Chapter 2, the Board of Directors canceled the elections and declared the unopposed candidates elected to their respective offices.

The following candidates will be issued a certificate of the election following the November General Election:

  • Precinct 2 Director: Blayne Stansberry
  • Precinct 3 Director: Lily Lucas
  • Precinct 5 Director: Vanessa Puig-Williams (Replaces Outgoing Director Craig Smith)

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Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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