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Eustace elects new mayor, Gun Barrel City returns incumbent in contested election


David Webb is a veteran journalist who has written for the mainstream and alternative media for three decades. He is now a freelancer who lives in the Cedar Creek Lake area.

In the May 6, 2017, local election Gun Barrel City voters returned incumbent Linda Rankin to the Place 5 seat on the City Council instead of challenger Craig Bastas by a 149 to 81 vote.

Eustace will have a new mayor. Dustin Shelton defeated incumbent Elicia Sanders by a 94 to 52 vote.

The at-large council election in Eustace had three candidates seeking two seats. Daniel Smith won 112 votes and Tim Meyer took 90 votes. Carolyn Brammer lost, receiving 50 votes.

Star Harbor elected three council members in a four-candidate race. The winners were, Warren Claxton, with 91 votes, Jackie Robinson, 86 votes, and Ray Batten, 75 votes. Duane Smith lost, receiving 63 votes.

Star Harbor voters also decided to enter Emergency Services District No. 1. The vote was 99 in favor to 14 against.

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