Following the canvassing of the May 4 General Election results, members of the Bishop City Council were administered the oath of office during a special meeting held Wednesday last week at Bishop City Hall.

Mayor Tem Miller and council members Janie Dominguez, Bill Boswell, Nathan Garza and Albert Guajardo were re-elected following the General Election. They are joined by newly elected council member and Bishop High School teacher Kabrina Lawrence, who will be serving her first term.

Unopposed candidates in the election were Miller (151 votes), Dominguez (153 votes), Boswell (144 votes) and Guajardo (148 votes). Garza (84 votes) was re-elected by a two-vote margin over challengers Antonio “Tony” Garcia (82 votes) and Eeron Frost (25 votes).

Lawrence (170 votes) defeated Jimmy Helmke (18 votes) in the General Election. Incumbent Robert Gaona did not file for re-election in the race.

Nueces County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Larry Lawrence, husband of Kabrina Lawrence, administered the oath of office to the Bishop mayor and council members during the special meeting.

Also administered the oath of office last week were four members of the Bishop Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees. The swear-in was held during a special meeting held last Monday at the district campus.

Returning trustees were Board President Marc Morales, Jeanette Gonzalez and Yolanda Cruz. New to the school board is Rosie Elizondo, who was unopposed for the position after incumbent trustee Brandon Benton did not file for re-election.

The school board election was originally set to be a joint election with the City of Bishop, but was canceled by Bishop CISD in late March as all candidates were unopposed.

Anthony Ruiz can be contacted at or (361) 221-0251.

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