By ESTEVAN MEDRANO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
The tedious write-in process used to determine the Laguna Madre Water District Board of Directors elections carried over into late Wednesday as votes were hand counted.
Unofficial results revealed Rick Wells triumphant over Robert Vela for Position 1 due to a strong showing in South Padre Island and with mail-in ballot voters, and a surge in Port Isabel allowed Nancy Martinez to squeak out a narrow win over John Thobe for Position 2 by roughly 20 votes.
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