General Election - November 8, 2016 

The Current Status of Texarkana, Texas Firefighters - The voters of Texarkana, Texas, will soon be voting on whether to allow the firefighters to bargain collectively with the City (unionize). The following slides provide current information about the Texakana, Texas Fire Department. Read here.
Or for a quick fact sheet, read here. To review sample Collective Bargaining Agreements in other Texas cities, click here.
Positions up for Election:  Mayor and Council Member for Ward 1, Ward 4, and Ward 6

Filing Period

Closed on August 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

 Uncontested Candidates: Bob Bruggeman - Mayor
Brian L. Matthews - Council Member Ward 4
Josh Davis - Council Member Ward 6

 Contested Candidate: Jean H. Matlock - Council Member Ward 1
Tylesha M. Ross - Candidate for Council Member Ward 1

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Voting by Mail and Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Last Day to Register to Vote: October 11, 2016 (Tuesday)
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): October, 28, 2016 (Friday)

Early Voting by personal appearance will be held as follows:  Monday, October 24th to Friday, October 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 31st and Tuesday, November 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 2nd and Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and finally Friday, November 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Bowie County Elections Administration Office at (903) 628.6809.

 Early Voting will be held at the following two locations:

Bowie County Courthouse (1st Floor - Lounge)
710 James Bowie Drive New Boston, TX 75570

Bi-State Justice Building (West Side - Entrance)
100 No. State Line Avenue
Texarkana, TX 75501

Tuesday, November 8th - Election Day - All polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

City Candidate Guide 
Becoming A City Official Guide


Election Precinct Map 

Helpful Election Links


Notice of Election 
Notice of Election (Fire Fighter)
Petition to Adopt the Fire and Police Employees Relations Act 

Campaign Treasurer Appointment by Candidate 
Campaign Treasurer Appointment Instruction Guide 
Campaign Finance Report 
Campaign Finance Report Instruction Guide