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WELCOME TO OVERTON
Designated Lone Star City

FOR THE MAY 9, 2015 GENERAL ELECTION
ELECTION WAS CANCELED (ORD. NO. 2015-03-19B)
UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES DECLARED ELECTED - (CANDIDATO SIN CONTENDIENTE DECLARADO ELOECTO)

 Mayor (Alcade) - C. R. Evans Jr.

Councilperson, Position 2 ( Consejal, Posición 2)- John Posey

Councilperson, Position 4 ( Consejal, Posición 4)- Lawrence Davis

FOR THE MAY 9, 2015 SPECIAL ELECTION
La CIUDAD DE FRISCO TABULACION NO OFICIAL DE VOTOS PARA EL 9 de mayo, 2015 ESPECIAL DE ELECCIÓN 








REPORTING IS NOT FINAL
PROPOSITION # 1 - Propositión # 1













“Authorize the Overton Economic Development Corporation to use sales and use tax revenue, including any amount previously authorized and collected, for Water, Sewer and Street Capital Improvements such as  replacement of Water/Sewer Lines and re-paving of alleyways in the downtown business district between Overton and South Street east of Commerce St (replace fire hydrants, manholes and install valves). Total costs of projects in Proposition # 1 not to exceed $280,000.00.”








(“Autoriza la Corporación del Desarrollo Económica de  Overton, el uso de los ingresos que proviene de los impuestos sobre la venta, incluso cualquier cantidad del dinero que fue autorizada y recogida anteriormente, para invertir en los mejoramientos de los sistemas publicas de agua pura, agua sucia y calles, por ejemplo re-emplazo de tuberias para transpotar agua o agua sucia; re-pavimiento de callejónes en la zona comercial en el  centro de  la ciudad entre la calle Overton y la calle Sur,  este de  la calle Commerce. (cambiar hidrantes para apagar incendios, cámaras subterráneas e instalación de válvulas). Costos totals de los proyectos en la  Propuesta #1, no se pueden ser mas que $280,000.00 dólares.”)








FOR: 97





AGAINST: 5













PROPOSITION # 2 - Propositión # 2













“Authorize the Overton Economic Development Corporation to use sales and use tax revenue, including any amount previously authorized and collected, for Street Network Capital Improvements which include reconstruction and/or renovation of the following roads and roadway intersections: the end of Commerce Street intersection with Overton Street at the railroad crossing, re-paving of North Commerce Street from Overton Street to Elm Street, and re-construction of the intersection at Holland Street and Main Street, install suitable storm drain from Overton High School to Hwy 135 and replace sewer lines. Total costs of projects in Proposition # 2 not to exceed $250,000.00.”








(“Autoriza la Corporación del  Desarrollo Económica de  Overton, el uso de los ingresos que proviene de los impuestos sobre la venta, incluso cualquier cantidad del dinero que fue autorizada y recogida anteriormente, para invertir en los mejoramientos de la red local de calles y intersecciones de cierto calles incluyendo  las proyectos que sigue: la interseccion de las calles Overton y Commerce, donde se cruce el ferrocarril; re-paviminto de la calle Commerce entre la calle Overton hasta la calle Elm; y reconstruccion de la intersección de calle Holland y calle Main, y la reconstrucción de un desagüe tormentoso que corre desde  la Escuela Secundaria de Overton hasta la Carretera 135, y rediseño y remplazo de una alcantarilla que transpota agua sucia al planta de tratamiento.  Costos totals de los proyectos en la Propuesta #2, no se pueden ser mas que $250,000.00 dólares.”)








FOR: 98





AGAINST: 4













PROPOSITION # 3 - Propositión # 3













“Authorize the Overton Economic Development Corporation to use sales and use tax revenue, including any amount previously authorized and collected, for North Overton Lake dam improvements that will stabilize the slide  area and  reinforce the embankment on the west end of the dam to prevent further erosion and possible breaching. Total costs of projects in Proposition # 3 not to exceed $229,000.00.”








(“Autoriza la Corporación del Desarrollo Económica de  Overton, el uso de los ingresos que proviene de los impuestos sobre la venta, incluso cualquier cantidad del dinero que fue autorizada y recogida anteriormente, para invertir en los mejoramientos que incluye la reconstrucción de una sección de la presa del Lago Overton Norte. Los mejoramients se estabilizará y  reenforzará el terraplen que esta dañado. Este trabajo sera prevenir mas erosión y la posibilidad que la presa se rompe.  Costos totals de los proyectos en la Propuesta #3, no se pueden ser mas que $229,000.00 dólares.”)








FOR: 96





AGAINST: 6













PROPOSITION # 4 - Propositión # 4













“Authorize the Overton Economic Development Corporation to use sales and use tax revenue, including any amount previously authorized and collected, for Overton Lake, North Lake Dam Improvements, to design, demolish the existing service spillway and reconstruct a new one plus employ erosion control mechanisms from the service spillway to Hwy 850. Total costs of projects in Proposition #4 not to exceed”$264,000.00.”








(“Autoriza la Corporación del Desarrollo Económica de  Overton, el uso de los ingresos que proviene de los impuestos sobre la venta, incluso cualquier cantidad que fue autorizada y recogida anteriormente, para invertir en los mejoramientos que incluye el diseño y la reconstrucción del derramadero (spillway) y instalar mecanismos de control sobre la erosión desde el derramadero  de servicio hasta la carretera 850.  Costos totals de los proyectos en Propuesto #4, no se pueden ser mas que $264,000.00 dólares.”)








FOR: 96





AGAINST: 6













PROPOSITION # 5 - Propositión # 5













“Authorize the Overton Economic Development Corporation to use sales and use tax revenue, including any amount previously authorized and collected, for Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements to upgrade  the Clarifier and Weirs, and upgrade  Chlorine Contact Chamber at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Total costs of projects in Proposition #5 not to exceed”$125,000.00.”








(“Autoriza la Corporación del Desarrollo Económica de  Overton, el uso de los ingresos que proviene de los impuestos sobre la venta, incluso cualquier cantidad del dinero que fue autorizada y recogida anteriormente, para invertir en los mejoramientos que mejorará partes mecanicos de la planta de tratamiento (wastewater)  y mejorar la Cámara de  Contacto de  Cloro dentro la planta también. Costos totals de los proyectos en la Propuesta #5, no se pueden ser mas que $125,000.00 dólares.”)








FOR: 98





AGAINST: 4













NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS 1,325
RUSK 1267 Registered Voters
PERCENTAGE OF VOTER TURNOUT 7.77%
SMITH 58 Registered Voters
EARLY VOTERS
50

1325

ELECTION DAY VOTERS 
53




TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS
103




PROVISIONAL BALLOTS CAST
1




ELECTRONIC BALLOTS CAST
102







History of Overton



The City of Overton, Texas located both in Rusk and Smith counties.  Overton lies approximately 10 miles south of Kilgore (25 miles south of Longview), 15 miles west of Henderson and 20 miles southeast of Tyler.

The town was named after Major Frank Overton, an early settler and landowner who donated some of his land for the town site. It was platted in 1873 and a post office was granted that year.

Overton was originally intended to be a crossroads for two railroads. In 1875 the Henderson and Overton Branch Railroad, 16 miles long, was completed and was later joined by the International-Great Northern. When the nearby communities of Belleveu, Jamestown, Rocky Mount, and Salem were all bypassed by the railroad, Overton gained the businesses and people who wanted to benefit from the railroad lines. The town offered lots for businesses to relocate and many took the offer.

The Masons and Odd Fellows built the first school and a church was constructed in 1875. By 1888 the population had increased to 500 and had all essential businesses, including a newspaper. Overton prospered as an agricultural community and in 1904 the population had reached 568.

Oklahoman wildcatter C. M. (Dad) Joiner was drilling his third well in 1930 and the town of Overton helped raise the funds he needed to drill. When the well came in Overton, shared in Joiner's success, as churches, schools, and a refinery were built. Hubbard College was founded during this time as well. The town's once agrarian-based economy suddenly revolved entirely around the production of oil.

Overton's population exploded from 426 in 1931 to 3,000 in 1933. By 1936 it was up to 4,500 and the town went through the Great Depression relatively unscathed. But by the end of World War II the population had declined by half - reaching just 2,000 in the 1950s and remaining at that level through the 1970s. In the 1980s Overton was Rusk County's "second city" with a population of 2,430 in 1983. By the 1990s Overton extended into neighboring Smith County.

 
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