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Embattled Cibolo mayor narrowly avoids runoff, other area mayors hold on

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Most of the evening, it appeared Cibolo Mayor Stosh Boyle would end up in a runoff, but when the final precincts came in, Boyle ended up with 3 votes over 50 percent. That was enough to give him the win without a runoff.

Boyle survived an attempt to remove him from office this summer after he was arrested for allegedly lying on his application for re-election when he swore that he had never been convicted of a felony.

Boyle was convicted of drug charges in 1998 when he was 21 years old. The Cibolo City Council held a hearing in August amid calls for Boyle’s resignation, but the council failed to get enough votes to remove him from office.

Boyle managed to fight off two challengers in Tuesday’s election–Kara Latimer and Glenda Henry.

Converse Mayor Al Suarez also held off  two challengers, Kate Silvas and Deborah James, two win a seventh term.   Silvas and James are on the City Council.   James will keep her council seat, but Silvas’ future is in question.   A court hearing is scheduled today to determine whether she’ll remain in office.  Last month, her colleagues voted to remove her from the council, claiming she violated the city charter by going directly to city staff instead of through the city manager to request thousands of pages of public records.A judge issued a temporary restraining order allowing Silvas to remain on the council, and a hearing today will determine if that will be extended.

In Schertz, councilman Ralph Gutierrez is moving up to the mayor’s office after Tuesday’s election.  Windcrest Mayor Dan Reese defeated challenger Alan Baxter.

 


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