Wells, Martinez victors in Laguna Madre Water District races

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

Rick Wells

Rick Wells

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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    • justanolddog on November 7, 2014 at 7:27 am
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    How funny. Voters elected Nancy Martinez, an ex-employee of the water district who was fired earlier this year for actions committed in her position as payroll clerk. Where was the PRESS story on her improprieties? Voters get what they deserve for their ignorance.

    1. Where were you with this information? No allegations of “improprieties” were brought to our attention. Call (956) 943-5545 to provide such tips.

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