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May 7th Election
Citizens of Hansford County will be able to vote on May 7, 2016 to elect Council Members and Mayor for the City of Spearman and Trustees for Spearman ISD and Gruver ISD.
The City of Gruver has one position open for City Commissioner, and incumbent Chad Logsdon is the only one to file. If no one else files, they will not have an election.
The City of Spearman has two Alderman positions up for reelection, as well as the Mayor. Current Mayor Brian Gillispie is not running for reelection. He has served as mayor since 2006 and has been on Spearman City Council since 1994.
As of Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the following have filed: Alderman Tobe Shields has filed to run for Spearman City Mayor, as has Mark Murray. Filing for re-election is Alderman Armando Martinez. Also filing for one of the two positions are Jeremy Frost, Tim Cooper, Dustin Mackie, Rick Sander and Ed Whitefield.
Spearman ISD has three terms up this year for School Board. The three terms expiring are Will Jarvis, Dr. Mark Garnett, and Samantha Wilkerson. (Wilkerson was appointed to fulfill the unexpired term for Bob Boxwell.) As of Tuesday, February 23rd, all three incumbents were the only people to file, so Spearman ISD will not hold an election this year.
Gruver ISD has three three-year positions on the ballot this year for School Board. Incumbents Mack McLain, Jeff Purines and Mike Yank have all filed, with no other opponents filing, so no election will be held for these positions.
Gruver ISD is holding a special election, however, for a one-year term. Heath Hill is the only candidate filing for this position. Anyone interested in filing for a position in the special election Gruver ISD School Board should contact Matt Messer at 806-733-2821.
Early voting for these elections will be held from April 25th to May 3rd. Election day will be Saturday, May 7th. The last day to register to vote in the May 7th election is Thursday, April 7th, and the last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Tuesday, April 26th.
A Political Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the O’Loughlin Center. Candidates in the current election for the City of Spearman will be present for a Q&A. Outgoing Mayor Brian Gillispie will serve as the moderator.
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Hansford County remains in shock after learning that David Truitt Johnson, 36, of Spearman, TX, died on County Road 18 west of Rocky Ford, CO at about 5:30 p.m. on September 13, 2010.
David, a pharmacist, and his wife, Sandi, purchased Gordonís Drug in September of 2003. He was very well liked and respected in his community. His wife and their five children, Steven, Carlee, Mattee, Suzee and Dixee, are and will remain in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold them in His arms and heal the sorrow that they feel and may time accomplish what no words can.
Funeral services for David Johnson will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Morse Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment will be at 4 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in McLean, TX, under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.
See complete story on page 1, and related story on Page 4, of the September 16th edition of The Hansford County Reporter-Statesman.
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