Chubb files for re-election to SSISD board

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Feb. 13, 2008 - School board elections in Hopkins County are slowly starting to take shape, with incumbents filing in Sulphur Springs and one candidate emerging at another district.

The second of two incumbents on the Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Education turned in their packets to seek re-election on Tuesday.

Jacqueline H. Brice filed with election official Judy Gregg Tuesday morning, and Jack Chubb filed Tuesday afternoon. Brice is seeking a third term on the board and Chubb a second.

Filing for the two at-large seats on SSISD's board began Monday and will continue through March 10. Applications are available from and should be returned to SSISD Election Official Judy Gregg in the school tax office, located in the Administration Building, 631 Connally St., during regular business hours.

In order to be eligible to run for the two seats, applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must not have been convicted of a felony.

Early voting in the SSISD trustees election will be conducted during regular business hours April 29-May 6 at Sulphur Springs Municipal Building, 125 South Davis St. Regular election day voting will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Sulphur Springs Administration Building.

Elsewhere in Hopkins County school board races, only one person has filed for the two seats on Como-Pickton's board.

As of late Wednesday morning, Brad Carr was the only person to file for candidacy for the two at-large trustee seats in that district. Carr served on the board until last year.

Danny Ray Moss Jr. and Penny Spearman are currently serving the two terms which expire in May.

Anyone interested in filing for Como-Pickton Consolidated School District's Board of Education may do so by contacting Lenise Boseman in the business office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. through March 10.

C-P CISD's election will be conducted in the school cafeteria on May 10. Early voting will be conducted in C-P CISD business office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 28-May 6.

North Hopkins also will be conducting a trustees election, but no one has yet to file in that school race, according to school personnel.

Yantis ISD was slated to call a trustees election this week at their regular board meeting. The district's election officer was unavailable late Wednesday for information regarding the election.

Also, no one was available at Cumby for information about a trustees election at the school as classes have been canceled through Friday due to the high number of absences from illness, according to the school web site.

All Cumby school activities and classes will resume at the regularly scheduled time Monday, Feb. 18. Valentine's parties were also canceled as a result, but students who wish to bring goodies or valentines for their classmates will be allowed to do so on Monday. Also, the Ident-A-Kid program that was to be held has been re-scheduled for March 7.

Two of the make-up days will be the bad weather days. CISD officials are applying to Texas Education Agency for a waiver request for the third day so it won't have to be made up.

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