FINAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019: Bellaire City Council will have two runoffs; Mayor Friedburg re-elected

Bellaire voters had several local races on the ballot this year. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bellaire voters had several local races on the ballot this year. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bellaire voters had several local races on the ballot this year. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Three positions on Bellaire City Council are up for grabs as well as the mayoral seat this year, with multiple candidates vying for each spot.

Below are the early voting results for each district race as of 7 a.m. Nov. 6, the final count release by Harris County. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

If no candidate wins 50 percent of the overall vote, the top two candidates advance to a runoff election held on Dec. 14.


Robert Riquelmy 898 27.15%

Andrew Friedberg (incumbent) 2,409 72.85%


Catherine Lewis 1,881 58.04%

Trisha Pollard 1,360 41.96%


Nathan Wesely 1,411 44.01%

Kevin Newman 637 19.87%

Winfred Frazier 1,158 36.12%


Keith Evans Bowers 363 11.45%

Jim Hotze 1,495 47.18%

David R. Montague 1,311 41.37%


Drivers on the Grand Parkway will pay higher tolls come Jan. 1, 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Tolls to increase Jan. 1 on the Grand Parkway

Drivers on the Grand Parkway will see toll rates increase 2% on Jan. 1, 2020.

The state has completed its largest-ever performance review of a school district. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislative Budget Board releases performance audit of Houston ISD

The 325-page review calls for a wide range of reforms that could save the district $237 million over five years.

One of the public meetings will be held at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Education Agency to hold public meetings on Houston ISD board of managers

The Texas Education Agency has announced a series of meetings around Houston ISD as part of its process to inform residents ahead of the appointment of a board of managers to replace the elected board of trustees.

Courtesy Jenn Duncan/Politan Row
Houston's Politan Row food hall opens Nov. 9

The food hall boasts nine vendors representing a wide range of culinary styles as well as an agave-focused cocktail bar, Bar Politan.

Rice Village leather goods store Gaspy Collection suddenly closes

The store's message says it is closing to focus on "other parts of our business and mission"

Courtesy New York Deli & Coffee Shop
New York Deli & Coffee Shop will add Bellaire location in 2020

New York Deli & Coffee Shop and The Bagel Shop Bakery, 9720 Hillcroft St., announced Nov. 7 they would expand with a new Bellaire location in fall 2020.

Courtesy Half Price Books
A fixture since 1982, Half Price Books to close Rice Village location

The longtime bookstore has been looking for alternate locations.

Houston ISD board of trustees
Texas Education Agency to install board of managers for Houston ISD: Here's what that means

Here is a breakdown of what this means and what could happen next.

Carrin Patman (center), board chairperson of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, thanks voters for supporting a $3.5 billion bond referendum at a Nov. 6 press conference. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
With bond funding secured, METRO officials announce next steps

With voter approval, METRO is moving forward with plans to bring projects in its long-range transportation plan to life.

Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman
Texas secretary of state refutes Harris County clerk’s claims that state caused election results delay

An explanation for the 12-hour delay in Harris County election results grew more complicated Nov. 6.

TEA ruling on accountability rating appeals
Texas Education Agency denies Houston ISD appeal of accountability rating

The Texas Education Agency will change one of two Houston ISD's accountability ratings that it appealed, but not the one its board of trustees was hoping for.

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