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Mayor recognizes track teams

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LANCASTER -  Mayor Marcus Knight kicked off the council meeting Monday, May 23 by awarding the Lancaster Independent School District  boys and girls track teams with a proclamation congratulating them on a job well done coming back from State.

The Tigers have won five boys State titles since 2003. The girls team, state runner-up for the second straight year, had a string of eight straight state titles from 2001-2008.

“I am very proud to be standing here recognizing such outstanding athletes,” said Knight.

Superintendent Michael McFarland, School Board Trustees Irene Mejia and Ellen Clark were in attendance as well as district parents, coaches and staff.

In other news, council approved the votes for the Saturday, May 14 general election, swearing in District 4 Mayor Pro Tem James Daniels and uncontested District 6 Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Nina Morris.

A run-off for District 2 was officially declared by City Secretary Dolle Downe against Stanley M. Jaglowski and Gary John Citizen Jr.

Election day is Saturday, June, 18 with locations pending.

For video of the oaths of office visit www.elliscountypress.com 

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