Filing opens for city, school board races

CHAMBERS COUNTY—All of those who say that government should do this or do that, now has a real way to voice their opinion: they can run for office.
Applications are now be accepted for the May 14 municipal and school board election.
The filing period opened on Feb. 14.
In Mont Belvieu, Positions 3, 4 and 5 on the city council are on the ballot.
Currently holding the seats are Arnold Peters, Kevin Yeager and Tommy Grimes, respectively.
As of press time, Arnold and Yeager have filed for reelection. Grime had not.
Bob Reynolds will run against Arnold for the Position 3 seat. Brett Boudreux has filed for the Position 5 seat.
In Old River-Winfree, there are also two alderman positions on the ballot.
These are Position 2, held by Colleen Fontenot and Adonna Creel. Creel has already filed for a place on the ballot. As of 12 p.m. Feb. 22, Fontenot had not.
The city will also be electing a mayor. Incumbent Joe Frank Landry is running for reelection.
There are two seats expiring on the Barbers Hill ISD Board of Trustees.
George Barrera is running for reelection to Position 3 while Benny May will seek another term in Position 4.
Those wishing to run for a seat on their city council or school board must file an application with the appropriate entity by March 14 at 5 p.m.
The deadline to register to vote in the election is April 14. Early voting by personal appearance begins may 2 and runs through May 10.