People wanting to be on the ballot for fall local elections have just a few days left to jump into the ring.

The Nov. 2 election will decide a few municipal and school board positions, but the number of races this year pales in comparison to the massive combined federal-local election voters faced in 2020.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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Jose' Boix

Once again, our Texas Legislators are proposing 8 amendments for the November 2, 2021, election. Check details by linking to: https://lrl.texas.gov/legis/ConstAmends/results.cfm?electionDate=Nov%202,%202021

The Texas Constitution is one of the longest in the nation and is still growing. According to information post by The Legislative Reference Library of Texas: “The Texas Constitution is one of the longest in the nation and is still growing. As of 2019 (the 86th Legislature), the Texas Legislature has proposed a total of 690 amendments. Of these, 507 have been adopted, and 180 have been defeated by Texas voters. Thus, the Texas Constitution has been amended 507 times since its adoption in 1876.”

Our Legislators are spending ineffective time crafting amendments to the Constitution. Our Constitution should be a Policy-based document and not Procedure-based. These Constitutional Amendments are procedural items that should be left to a vote of the Legislature. Our vote should direct them to redesign our Constitution instead.

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