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Notice of General Election

Notice is hereby given that on the 1st day of May, 2021
The Redwater Independent School District will conduct a
General Election to elect

School Board Trustees
Place 6 & 7 full term of (3) years
Place 2 Unexpired Term (2022)
Place 4 Unexpired Term (2023)

Polling Place is at the Redwater Junior High School Building,
Redwater, Texas 75573

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at Redwater
Redwater City Hall
Redwater, Texas
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning on April 19, 2021
And ending on April 27, 2021.

Application for ballot by mail should be mailed to: Redwater ISD School –
Early Voting Clerk,P. O. Box 347, Redwater, Texas 75573. Applications for ballots by
mail must be received no later than the close of business on April 20, 2021.

Prescribed by Secretary of State
Section 63.0013, Texas Election Code


Pursuant to Section 63.0013, Election Code:

An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around.

  • A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order priority.
  • Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.
  • Voters who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place. The presiding election judge will determine whether the voter and the voter’s assistant, if applicable, will be brought forward to the front of the line.


De conformidad con la Sección 63.0013, Código Electoral:

Un oficial de elecciones puede dar prioridad de orden de votación a individuos con un problema de movilidad que dificulta sustancialmente la capacidad de la persona para moverse.

  • Una persona que asiste a un individuo con un problema de movilidad también puede, a petición del individuo, ser dado prioridad en el orden de votación.
  • Discapacidades y condiciones que pueden calificarle para prioridad de orden de votación incluyen parálisis, enfermedad pulmonary, el uso de oxigeno portátil, deficiencia cardiaca, limitación severa en la habilidad para caminar debido a condiciones artríticas, neurológicas u ortopédicas, confinamiento de silla de ruedas, artritis, trastorno de pie, la incapacidad para caminar 200 pies sin parar para descansar, o el uso de una abrazadera, bastón, muleta u otro dispositivo de ayuda.
  • Votantes que desean recibir prioridad de orden de votación, y ser aceptados para votar antes que otros en la fila para votar en el lugar de votación, pueden indicar esto a cualquier funcionario de elecciones que prestan servicios en el lugar de votación. El juez presidente de elecciones determinará si el votante y el asistente del votante, si es aplicable, serán adelantado al frente de la línea.


Instructions to Election Judge:

  1. Post this notice at one or more locations in your polling place where it can be read by person’s waiting to vote. Note that it will also be posted on the website of the authority conducting the election and on the Secretary of State’s website.
  2. The presiding election judge may allow a voter with mobility problems, and any assistant if requested, to be moved forward in line and be processed before other individuals who arrived at the polling place before that voter.
  3. The presiding election judge may wait to receive such a request or may check the line for voters who appear eligible for voting order priority and offer them the opportunity to move to the front of the line.
  4. An Election office cannot require a voter requesting voting order priority to subit proof of the mobility problem.

RISD Board of Trustees

Brad Rosiek, Board Vice-President
Brad Rosiek enlisted in the US Army in 1988. He served in various roles in Central America during Operation Just Cause. He was later deployed to serve in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. After the military, Brad became a civilian employee for the Department of Defense, before transferring to the Department of Justice in 1994. He and his family have lived in the Redwater community since July 2002. Brad and his wife have one daughter who is a graduate of Redwater ISD.

Thomas (TJ) Anderson, Board Secretary
Thomas(TJ) Anderson is a 2002 graduate of Liberty-Eylau High School. He is a Veteran of the United States Army, and has been employed with Red River Army Depot since 2006. TJ also completed the Paramedic Program at Texarkana College in 2009. He and his wife Barbara have lived in Redwater since 2009, but have been involved in the community upon the end of TJ's  military service in 2006. TJ and Barbara have 3 children, all of which attend Redwater ISD.

Rodney Bonner, Board Member
Rodney Bonner has been a lifelong resident of Redwater. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are both 1986 graduates of Redwater ISD. Rodney has been employed at Frito-Lay for more than 30 years. Rodney and his wife have two children – a daughter, who is a 2015 graduate of Redwater ISD, and a son, who is currently attending Redwater High School.


Jerry McCartyGerald McCarty, Board Member
Gerald (Jerry) McCarty has lived in Redwater for the majority of his life and is a 1991 Redwater graduate. Jerry has spent 28 years in the Texas Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. He has also been a Federal Employee at Red River Army Depot for 15 years. Currently, Jerry serves as a Business Representative for the National Federation of Federal Employees. Jerry and his wife, Terri, have six children. Four of their children have graduated from Redwater ISD, with two children still attending school in Redwater.

Bryan Strand, Board Member
Bryan Strand moved to Texarkana in 1990 where he was the managing partner in a local restaurant. Bryan attended Texarkana College studying business administration and management. He has worked in foodservice sales for more than 20 years, as well as the Director of Youth Ministries at County Avenue Baptist Church since 2005. In 1999, Bryan and his wife Kim decided to make Redwater their home. They have three children, two are graduates of Redwater High School and their youngest currently attends Redwater ISD.


Dakota TaylorDakota Taylor, Board Member 
Dakota Taylor is a 1999 graduate of Redwater High School. He is owner of Kylcar Construction, Dakota Taylor Custom Homes and Aqua Pools and Spas. He has owned his businesses for the past 15 years. He also serves in numerous roles including President of the Texarkana Home Builders Association. He and his wife Denise have two children that currently attend Redwater ISD.




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Contact Information

Redwater ISD
202 Red River Road North
Redwater , Texas 75573
Phone: 903-671-3481
Fax: 903-671-2019

Digital Millenium Copyright Act

Redwater ISD’s designated agent for purposes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is as follows:
Nicholas Minton, Technology Director
Redwater ISD Technology Department
P.O. Box 347
Redwater, Texas 75573
Contact NIck Minton here.
If you would like to provide notice of alleged copyright infringement, please notify Karen Zink at the address/email specified above. Please know that the District also has policies and procedures related to copyright laws. The District’s Board Policies regarding copyrights are available here: .