Early voting is now underway and will run until May 5 for upcoming city and school elections.

Three incumbents on the Robstown City Council - Elias Vasquez, Abel Tamez and Mandy Barrera Vasquez - are facing challengers this year. Two current council members, Arlene Rodriguez and Sybil Tipton, are also running unopposed.

Candidates David Davila Medina and Rosalinda Rodriguez Covarrubias are seeking to win the seat left vacant by Annisa Zilka, who decided not to seek re-election because she no longer resides within the city limits.

Early voting will be held until May 5 at the Robstown City Hall, with Tuesday running from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday early voting times will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Robstown Independent School District will also be holding its election on May 9, with early voting already underway at the district's administration building. Early voting hours are Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will run until May 5.

Two spots on the Robstown ISD school board are up for grabs, with Place 6 trustee Jerry Gonzalez facing two challengers, Osvaldo Romero and former board member Oscar Lopez. In the Place 7 race, incumbent Rosendo Espinoza is facing two challengers as well, with Marcos Alaniz and Ernesto Gallegos aiming to knock off the former school board president.

On Election Day, both the school district and city elections will be held at Hattie Martin, San Pedro and Lotspeich Elementary schools.