AUSTIN –– Texas voters in Tuesday’s election overwhelmingly favored eight changes to the state constitution — including two amendments related to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the amendments would prohibit governmental entities from enacting any rule limiting religious services. The other would allow nursing home residents to designate an essential caregiver who could not be denied in-person visitation.
Also on the ballot in North Texas were races for Mesquite mayor and a contentious Southlake Carroll ISD special school board election, along with city, county and school district bond proposals.
All of the amendments passed by wide margins, although two proposals that would impact elections for judges were the closest of the eight, with just under 60% of voters approving.