In addition to the widely publicized Presidential election, which pits Hillary Clinton against Republican candidate Donald Trump, there are a number of local races drawing a lot of attention to the upcoming Nov. 8 elections.
The La Joya Independent School District Board of Trustees election features 10 candidates vying for four positions on the board. In Place 4, recently appointed board member Laura Avendaño has two challengers: Anselmo Barrera and Claudia Nely Ochoa. In Place 5, incumbent Espie Ochoa will face Armin Garza. In Place 6, Oscar “Coach” Salinas is feeling the pressure as he faces two challengers, including longtime Hidalgo County Pct. 3 Coordinator Domingo “Mingo” Villarreal Jr. and newcomer Oscar “Rito” Martinez. In Place 7, Alex Cantu and Gracie Flores, two well-known individuals, are seeking the vote.