Early voting began Monday in the May 9 city and school elections and ends May 5.

All early voting takes place at the Adams Street Community Center in Brownwood. Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday of this week and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Candidates are:

Brownwood City Council

Ward 2 — Eddie Watson, Pat McLaughlin, Gary Bostick, Ed McMillian.

Ward 3 — Larry Mathis.

Ward 5 — Jerry DeHay.

 Bangs school board

Vote for three candidates

Candidates are Larry Lehman, Felix Garza, Justin Duncan, Steven Fuqua and Jerry Roberts.

 City of Bangs special election

The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Bangs at the rate of 1/4 of 1 percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. 

 Blanket school board

Candidates are:

Place 6 — Charlotte Parrack, James Heard.

Place 7 — Vicky Godfrey Jenkins, Chris Furry

is challenged by Vicky Jenkins.

 City of Blanket special election

The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Blanket at the rate of 1/4 of 1 percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.