Early voting will begin Monday for the upcoming Nov. 8 election, with two items for voter consideration on the ballot.


• The Tuloso-Midway Independent School District is holding a bond election in the amount of $36 million for renovation and construction of the district’s facilities and infrastructure.

On the ballot, TMISD voters will be asked to vote for or against, “The issuance of $36,000,000 of bonds to construct, acquire and equip school buildings and purchase sites for school buildings, and levying the tax in payment thereof.”

The funds will be used for a wide range of projects, according to district issued pamphlets on the bond issue, including air conditioning and heating equipment replacement, roof and drainage improvements, mold remediation, security improvements, softball field renovations and other general building improvements. Proposed new construction would include a new ag barn, new baseball field, performing arts center for Tuloso-Midway High School and the construction of additional early childhood classrooms.

If approved, bond sales will be phased in over three years, with a total tax impact of an additional $0.1128 per $100 of property valuation.

Early voting will take place at the TMISD Administration Building at 9768 La Branch Street. The hours of voting are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. On the last two days of voting, Nov. 3 and 4, voting will be extended from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• The City of Driscoll will also have a ballot item for their residents during this election period. According to the ballot sample, residents will be asked to vote for or against, “The City of Driscoll, the governing body of the municipality of Driscoll, Texas, appointing a City manager and setting by ordinance the salary of the Manager.”

Early voting will take place at the Driscoll Independent School District Cafetorium, located at 410 W. Ave. D in Driscoll.