By Tony Farkas
GROVETON — Mayor Pro Tem Ralph Bennett has replace Mayor Tommy Walton in the Groveton City Council.
In the city election held Saturday, Bennett received 78 votes to Walton’s 43.
In the at-large council member race, Robert Smith received 79 votes and incumbent Autumn Dial received 63, and both will be seated on the council. A third candidate, Darnell Donovan, received 36 votes, but only the top two vote-getters are seated.
•In the Trinity ISD Board of Trustees election, of the three candidates listed, John Smith received 304 votes, incumbent Dorothy Franklin received 279 votes, and incumbent Ricky Hortman received 255 votes. Smith and Franklin will be placed on the board.
•In the Trinity City Council race for the vacant Position 4, Bryan Buck received 77 votes, Willie Evans received 32 votes, and Jimmy McCasland received 30 votes.
The post has been vacant since Billy Goodin won election to the mayor’s spot over former mayor Wayne Huffman.
Mayor Pro Tem Phillip Morrison ran unopposed for Position 5 and received 110 votes.
All vote results are unofficial until canvassed.