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Early voting totals show school bonds, alcohol sales and MUD proposals passing

Two local school districts saw early voters were in approval of multi-million dollar bond packages for new facilities during Tuesday's election.

According to preliminary totals from early voting, which ended Friday, 78.53 percent of Aubrey ISD voters favored a $51 million bond package.

The package includes the construction of a new elementary school and classroom additions to the two existing elementary schools. The middle school will see upgrades in athletic facilities and fields, while the high school will receive a new band hall.

The proposal also includes improvements to the district's Agricultural Science Center, as well as the construction of a new auditorium that would be available for community use.

The majority of Little Elm ISD early voters were in approval of two separate propositions that totaled $239.5 million in bonds, with 71.04 percent in favor of Proposition A and 67.4 percent in favor of Proposition B.

The $235 million Proposition A includes funds for a second middle school, a replacement school for the district's Lakeside Middle School and more land purchases for future schools. The district will also renovate the Powell Sixth Grade Campus and the Prestwick STEM Academy to accommodate kindergarten through fifth grades.

The first proposition also includes a new multipurpose extracurricular building, expanded career and technology facilities, athletic area renovations and general security and building upgrades.

District officials say the $4.5 million Proposition B will allow them to refund existing debt by refinancing tax notes. According to the bond election website, the refinancing would save the district $340,000 per year in debt spending.

Outside of school districts, voters in the city of Pilot Point said goodbye to their dry days. More than three-fourths of early voters (76.39 percent) favored the sale of alcoholic beverages within city limits.

Nearly every early voter in special municipal utility districts approved propositions to improve and maintain roadways. Only three voters (7.69 percent) cast their ballot against MUD No. 4's proposal while only two (2.9 percent) opposed MUD No. 5's proposal.

This story will be updated.