BUDA, Texas (KXAN) - People in the town of Buda might feel some election overload right now. The recent resignation of their mayor is having a trickle down effect. Who runs the town is still up in the air, and the dust might not settle for weeks.
The town's mayor, Sarah Mangham, stepped down citing for health reasons in October. That left her seat vacant. Now, two candidates - Ron Fletcher and Todd Ruge, both city council members - are running to replace her.
It was too late to put them on the ballot for the general election, so this week there is a special election. One of them will end up winning, so there will be another special election to replace that person.
"If it needs to be done, it needs to be done," said Kyle Schurig, who lives in Buda.
The city says a special election will cost between $3,000-4,000. Before everything is over, it will cost the city at least $6,000.
"I think they're ready for it to be done with, for sure," said Rusty Uresti, who owns a local business. "Get the right pawns in the right square, I think we'll be okay."
The last day to vote early in Buda's mayoral race is Tuesday, then the actual election on Saturday. The new mayor will be sworn in on Dec. 18, then the city has 120 days to call the next special election for the vacant council seat.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.