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election resultsBy Tony Farkas

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City and school board elections held Saturday saw numerous incumbents win re-election, and a few newcomers are filling positions where incumbents chose not to run again.

In the Coldspring-Oakhurst ISD board elections, President Paul Buchanan won over challenger Bruce Wayne Ellisor 277-208 in Position 6, while incumbent Alec McGowen, running unopposed since his appointment to the board, garnered 402 votes in Position 2.

In Position 5, Dale Richards won over Dennal Elmore 293-191; and for Position 7, M.J. Coker won over Melanie Cook 247-226.

•In the Cleveland ISD board elections, Deborah “Wendy” McNair won over Aaron Montesnieto 13-2 for Position 6, and Marvin Searles Jr., running unopposed, received 11 votes for Position 7.

•The city of Point Blank held its first election in 21 years, and incumbent Mayor Mark Wood, running unopposed, received 69 votes.

For Alderman Place 4, incumbent Mel Basham gained 35 votes, Phillip Kurkowski won 17 votes and James Woods won 18.

For Alderman Place 5, incumbent Mike Pagel received 39 points, while Matt D. Smith received 30 votes.

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