PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

July 30, 2013

Multiple council, school board seats up for election

Erinn Callahan
The Associated Press

PORT NECHES — Filing for several special elections set for Nov. 5 began this week.

Two seats are up for grabs on the Groves City Council. The seats are held by Ward 1 incumbent Dr. Joseph P. Arisco, who announced at a July 15 meeting that he would not seek reelection, and Ward 3 incumbent Sidney Badon. The terms are for two years.

Filing for the Groves council seats began on Friday, July 26. As of 4 p.m. on Monday, there were no filers. Anyone wishing to do so must pick up an application at the Groves City Hall, 3947 Lincoln Ave., Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., by Aug. 26.

Filing for seats 4 and 5 on the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District board of trustees — held by board secretary Melanie Miller and board president Rodney Balsamo, respectively —  began Monday. Potential candidates have until Aug. 26 to pick up a filing application in the superintendent’s office at the PNGISD administration building, 620 Ave. C, Port Neches. As of 4 p.m., only Miller had filed.

Port Neches City Council will also hold general elections in November.

 

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