Filing began today, Jan. 13, for municipal elections around Calhoun County. The deadline to file is 5 p.m. Feb. 12.


Two seats on the Calhoun County Independent School District board of trustees are up this year.

Candidate packets can be found online at but Superintendent Larry Nichols said they would prefer candidates to pick up the packets at the Administration Build as they can chat and all the tools such as a notary are there. The office, 525 N. Commerce St., is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.

District 4, which has been empty due to resignation of Lina Moore, who moved out of town, is up for election. District 5, currently held by Karen Caraway, is up for election. Currently, Cindy Alford of Seadrift has filed to run for the District 5 seat.


An initial application form will be available online at but the full packet can picked up at the port office, 2313 FM 1593 S. in Point Comfort, and returned there as well.

District 1, currently held by Tony Holladay is up for election. Holladay has already filed for re-election. Also up for election is District 5, represented by Johnny J. Perez; and District 6, held by Tony Wehmeyer.


Three seats on the Point Comfort City Council are up for election. Election packets can be picked up at Point Comfort City Hall, which is open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday –Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Seats up for election are incumbents Linda Brush, Steve Lambden and Wes McKelvy.


Candidate packets are available at Port Lavaca City Hall and online at When completed, the forms need to be returned to city hall, 202 N. Virginia, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

District 2, currently represented by Tim Dent, is up for election as is District 6, held by Mayor Pro Tem Ken Barr.


Three seats on the Seadrift City Council are up for election. Election packets can be picked up at Seadrift City Hall and it is also available online at

Seats up for election are June Cantrell, Geoffrey Hunt, and Kenneth Reese.