Hondo, TX City Council Results
Most Justice Department election monitors are used internationally in countries rife with violence, ethnic tensions and inequality. On Saturday, however, they were deployed to little Hondo, Texas , a small town outside San Antonio, where a city council election was held to replace three recalled Councilors who were removed this past summer.
Three candidates ran on a slate meant to fix the image of the town, which had been accused by many of anti-Hispanic voting patterns – and indeed Hondo was investigated for not upholding anti-discrimination practices in its recall election. Keith Lutz won in district 3 954-544 over Gizmo Freeman, Ann Long won in district 4 (districts are called “place” in Hondo) 982-673 over James Sanchez and Eric Torres beat Lucio Torrez, one of the removed councilors, in place 5 by a margin of 1,030 to 633.
And just because I can – here is the other reason why Hondo is famous…