March 4 primary election results tallied
The results from the March 4 primary election have been tallied, with several races now headed to a May 27 runoff.
In the race to fill the state District 129 seat being vacated by longtime Rep. John Davis, candidate Sheryl Berg will face Dennis Paul in the runoff. Berg received 25.58 percent of the vote (2,803 total votes) to Paul’s 25.14 percent (2,755 votes).
Mary Huls received 9.92 percent of the vote (1,087 votes), Brent Perry received 17.05 percent (1,868 votes), Briscoe Cain received 11.41 percent (1,250 votes), South Belt’s Chuck Maricle received 6.55 percent (718 votes) and Jeff Larson received 4.36 percent (478 votes).
The winner of the May runoff will face Democrat John Gay in the November general election.
In the contest for House District 145, Carol Alvarado handily defeated challenger Susan Delgado, receiving 85.47 percent of the vote (1,776 total votes) to her opponent’s 14.53 percent (302 votes).
South Belt resident Angelina Gooden was unsuccessful in her bid for 246th District Court judge, receiving only 21.57 percent of the votes (23,216 votes) to Charley Pine’s 78.43 percent (84,428 votes).
South Belt resident Melanie Flowers was also unsuccessful in her bid for 247th District Court judge, receiving only 29.82 percent of the votes (33,045 votes).
In that race, candidates John Schmude and M.L. Walker will head to a runoff. Schmude received 36.45 percent of the vote (40,393 votes), while Walker received 33.73 percent (33,378 votes).
A South Belt woman was severely injured around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, when she was mauled by two pit bulls while jogging on the hike-and-bike trail near Blackhawk.
Monica Garza, 34, suffered lacerations over her entire body. The doctor treating her at the hospital said it was the worst dog attack he had encountered in his 26 years of experience.
Garza’s father, Jeff Mack, credits Sagemeadow resident, Charles Jordan, with saving his daughter’s life. When Jordan heard the attack taking place behind his Sagecountry home, he jumped on top of Garza to prevent the dogs from getting to her.
Jordan, himself, was bit on the lip and suffered multiple scratches and bites.
One of the dogs was traced to its owner, Fabiola Villareal, who was issued a citation. Authorities believe the second dog belongs to a Sagemeadow resident, who was given a note.
Both dogs have been captured by Harris County Animal Control.
At press time, Garza was in surgery at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and the full extent of her injuries was not known.
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