Council votes against illuminated sign
The Wimberley City Council voted 3-2 Thursday against a proposal to install an illuminated information sign at the entrance to the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RM 12.
Council members Mac McCullough, Steve Thurber and John White voted against the proposed sign.
The Perdernales Electric Cooperative would have paid for the sign, which would be used to promote events around town, to replace the cooperative banner program that is being discontinued, according to a city announcement.
Buda residents can cast a ballot Saturday in the special election to choose a new mayor. Voting takes place at City Hall, 121 Main St., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sarah Mangham, who was elected mayor in 2011, resigned last month for health reasons. Council members Ron Fletcher and Todd Ruge are running to replace her.
Because no other entities in the area are planning to hold an election at that time, the city will bear all expenses for the special election.
The city will have to hold a second special election after Fletcher or Ruge is elected mayor, because that will create another vacancy on the city council, Batts said.