Election day 2021: Results show one Hays County voter approved $205M in bonds for a municipal utility district

In addition to a proposed municipal utility district in Hays County passing roughly $205 million in bonds with a single voter, it elected its directors with single votes to each candidate. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
In addition to a proposed municipal utility district in Hays County passing roughly $205 million in bonds with a single voter, it elected its directors with single votes to each candidate. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

In addition to a proposed municipal utility district in Hays County passing roughly $205 million in bonds with a single voter, it elected its directors with single votes to each candidate. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Story updated at 9:55 p.m., May 1

Hays County has reported unofficial results for elections related to two municipal utility districts, or MUDs.

The North Hays MUD No. 1 had a single ballot item for the election of three director positions, with four candidates in the running. Kyle Prunty, Michael Chase and Scott Redding won with 42 votes, 15 votes and 14 votes, respectively. Mark Piening had eight votes.

The Buda MUD No. 1 Special Election included a race for five permanent directors, and there were five candidates. They were Adrian Alvarado, Stephen Crawford, Lauren Crone, Ramunda Gallien and Nicholas P. Leschke. Each candidate received one vote.

There were also six bond propositions submitted by the Buda MUD No.1 to voters, with roughly $205 million in bonds under consideration. Each proposition received one vote for it and none against it. Descriptions of the propositions are in the original story below.


A total of 8,740 ballots have been counted, which represents 6.2% of Hays County's 141,065 voters. Elections are not final until results have been canvassed, and the county said it would post its remaining reports May 3.

Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.

Original story

Hays County has released early voting totals for elections related to two municipal utility districts, or MUDs.

The North Hays MUD No. 1 had a single ballot item for the election of three director positions, with four candidates in the running. In early voting, Kyle Prunty, Scott Redding and Michael Chase lead with 22 votes, 11 votes and 10 votes, respectively. Mark Piening has six votes.

The Buda MUD No. 1 Special Election included a race for five permanent directors, and there were five candidates. They were Adrian Alvarado, Stephen Crawford, Lauren Crone, Ramunda Gallien and Nicholas P. Leschke. Each candidate received one vote.

There were also six bond propositions submitted by the Buda MUD No.1 to voters, with roughly $205 million in bonds under consideration.

Here are descriptions of the propositions and early voting totals for each.

  • Proposition A: There was one vote for the proposition, and none against it.

    • Confirming creation of Buda Municipal Utility District No. 1, which would cover The Colony at Cole Springs, a planned 531-unit development annexed by the city in 2020.



  • Proposition B: There was one vote for the proposition, and none against it.

    • An operation and maintenance tax for the District not to exceed one dollar ($1.00) per one hundred dollars ($100) valuation of taxable property.



  • Proposition C: There was one vote for the proposition, and none against it.

    • The issuance of $47,420,000 bonds for water, wastewater and drainage system facilities. Taxes sufficient to pay principal of and interest on the bonds will be imposed.



  • Proposition D: There was one vote for the proposition, and none against it.

    • The issuance of $34,600,000 bonds for roads. Taxes sufficient to pay principal of and interest on the bonds will be imposed.



  • Proposition E: There was one vote for the proposition, and none against it.

    • The issuance of $71,130,000 bonds for refunding water, wastewater and drainage system facilities bonds (including refunding bonds issued therefor) issued pursuant to Section 59, Article XVI of the Texas Constitution. Taxes sufficient to pay principal of and interest on the bonds will be imposed.



  • Proposition F: There was one vote for the proposition, and none against it.

    • The issuance of $51,900,000 bonds for refunding road bonds (including refunding bonds issued therefor) issued pursuant to Section 52, Article III of the Texas Constitution. Taxes sufficient to pay principal of and interest on the bonds will be imposed.




In early voting, there were 4,948 ballots cast countywide, which represents 3.51% of Hays County's 141,065 voters.

Totals from ballots cast May 1 have yet to be released. Polls closed at 7 p.m., though voters who were in line at 7 p.m. were still able to cast ballots. Community Impact Newspaper will update this article as more election day vote totals are released.

Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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