With two days remaining in the filing period, races are slowly developing in the May 10 city, school board and water district elections.
The races are in the Early City Council and Early school board elections, and in the Blanket City Council and Blanket school board elections.
Early City Council
The seats of Charles Matlock, Benny Allcorn and B.J. McCullough are open. All three have filed. Additionally, Norman Reich has filed.
Early school board
The seats of Place 6 trustee Chad Benton and Place 7 trustee Gary Bowen are up.
In Place 6, Benton has filed for re-election and is challenged by Dale Prochaska.
In Place 7, Tracy Ebarb and Sandy Benson have filed.
Blanket City Council
The seats of Jacob Schwab, Scotty Isham and Gary Craft are open.
Schwab and Isham have filed, as have Dewey Blanton and David Correia.
Blanket school board
The seats of Place 1 trustee Billy Graham and Place 2 trustee Kyle Kensing are open.
In Place 1, Graham and challenger Steve Schulze have filed.
In Place 2, Kensing and challenger Mary Haynes Wilson have filed.
Brownwood City Council
The seats of Mayor Stephen Haynes, Ward 1 Councilman H.D. Jones and Ward 4 councilman Draco Miller are open. All three have filed for re-election.
Bangs City Council
The seats of Richard Perez, Truman Westfall and Larry Williford are open. All three filed for re-election.
Bangs school board
The seats of Larry Drury and Lyndyl Tidwell are open. Both have filed.
Brown County Water Improvement District board
The seats of Mark Campbell and Ted Simpson are open. No one has filed.
Early voting in March 4 primaries
Is the strong turnout in early voting period in the March 4 primaries an indication that election day will be busy? Or will it be a light day because so many have cast early votes?
"That's the million dollar question," Brown County Elections Administrator Suzy Young said Wednesday.
With two days remaining in early voting, 1,851 ballots have been cast.
"They're still coming in, thank goodness," Young said.
The polling place at the Adams Street Community Center is open for extended hours during Thursday and Friday, the final two days of early voting. Hours Thursday and Friday are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Elections officials remind voters to bring photo identification to meet the requirements of the new voter ID law.