Two Robstown Indepenent School District board members will face challenges in city elections in May.

Former school board member Raul Molano has filed to run against Place 5 school board member Adolfo Lopez. Lopez is currently the longest serving Robstown school board member. Molano served on the board until he was defeated last year.

In the other contest, Pablo Avila has filed to run against Place 4 incumbent Victor Orona Jr. Orona is currently the school board's vice president.

The other five school board seats are not up for re-election in 2008.

The deadline for candidates to file for the Robstown school board was Monday. Write-in candidates have until Monday to file, but their names won't be on the May 10 ballots.

The two Robstown school board candidates running for re-election in May 2007, including Molano, were both defeated.

A third vacant seat was filled by Eva Orona, the wife of Victor Orona, ushering in three new members on the seven-member board.

Molano, who was the previous school board vice president, was defeated in May 2007 by Robstown Fire Chief Richard Gonzalez by just 63 votes in the closest of the three school board races.

Molano, a Robstown businessman, received 753 of the 1,569 votes cast in the Place 3 race, or 48 percent of the votes.

Gonzalez received 816, or 52 percent.