By DAVID LOPEZ
Special to the PRESS
The May 7 Election in Cameron County featured two State Propositions, a vote on the Cameron County Venue Project, and various campaigns for city and school district offices.
Both State of Texas Propositions passed by a landslide, each garnering more than 70 percent of the total vote within Cameron County. The propositions would lower property taxes by shifting more public school costs to the state.
Proposition 1 would cap or freeze the school district property taxes of disabled or 65-and-older homeowners in 2023.
Currently, homeowners can deduct $25,000 from their home’s value before school tax rates are levied. Proposition 2 would increase that deduction to $40,000 in value.
The Venue Project was struck down by Cameron County voters once again by a slim margin, with 50.59 of constituents voting against the project. The total difference in votes was 209.
San Benito had no City or school board candidates running in the May 7 election.
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