Morris wins school board seat
• Vote count not officially certified until Friday
September 14, 2017
Shane Morris garnered 55.56 percent of the unofficial total votes in the Tuesday, Feb. 12, special election. He received 115 votes to Raul Galindo’s 92 for the unexpired term of Office No. 5 on the Freedom School Board.
Back on Feb. 14, the margin between the two candidates was only one vote with Galindo receiving 83 and Morris 82. Morris filed a protest, and a hearing was held at the Woods County Courthouse on Feb. 22. After hearing the evidence presented, District Judge Justin Eilers determined there was enough uncertainty to hold a new election. The governor’s office set the election...