UPDATED: Several candidates file for New Caney ISD board of trustees in November election


Updated 9:50 a.m. Aug. 20: The filing period for the Nov. 5 election ended at 5 p.m. on Aug. 19, and New Caney ISD had three candidates file for a spot on the board of trustees. According to NCISD, incumbent Ty Trout and candidate Craig Matthews have filed for Position 6. Incumbent Beth Prykryl is uncontested in her filing for Position 7.

As the Nov. 5 uniform election draws near, deadlines for candidates and Lake Houston-area voters are coming up. Early voting will take place from Oct. 21-Nov. 1. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election is Oct. 7.

The filing period for candidates opened July 22, and the deadline to file is Aug. 19. Here is who has filed for the positions so far and where to file:

New Caney ISD board of trustees

There are two positions up for election this year: Positions 6 and 7. According to NCISD, incumbent Ty Trout and candidate Craig Matthews have filed for Position 6 as of Aug. 7. Incumbent Beth Prykryl has filed for re-election to Position 7.

The list of candidates will be updated as more candidates file. Those who wish to apply can apply in person at the New Caney ISD Administration Building, located at 21580 Loop 494, New Caney, or by mail.

Propositions on ballot

Registered voters in Texas can also weigh in on 10 constitutional amendments on the Nov. 5 ballot, according to the Texas secretary of state’s website. The propositions range from flood infrastructure funding to additional funds for cancer research.

Proposition 8, for example, would create the Flood Infrastructure Resiliency Fund as part of Senate Bill 7, which was authored by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe. The fund would be managed by the Texas Water Development Board, and it would provide shorter-term funding for current drainage, flood mitigation and flood control projects.

Click here to read more about the 10 constitutional amendments.

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.
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