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Nueces County voters vote down Robstown drainage proposal

Drainage District 2 proposal nixed by Nueces County voters
Posted at 10:27 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 23:36:00-05

ROBSTOWN, Texas — The big issue on the ballot in Nueces County was a $9.5 million bond proposal.

But voters turned this down by a vote of 743-373, with 52.47 percent of voters casting ballots against the proposal.

If approved by voters in Drainage District 2, officials said the money would have been used to control flooding in Robstown.

Voters here going to the polls to decide whether or not they want to pay more in taxes to improve drainage.

A bond is simply a loan - and taxpayers in Robstown would have been on the hook to repay the $9.5 million.

The problem all that money could help fix is along Bosquez Road in Robstown.

This old drainage ditch just can't handle heavy rain and that can mean flooding along the road, around the high school and in the Bluebonnet subdivision.

Also in Robstown, the mayor’s race will be decided in a runoff election between Gilbert Gomez and Mandy Barrera.

Four candidates were in the race, but nobody got the required 50 percent of the vote to win the election.