RUNNELS COUNTY - Ballinger voters overwhelmingly approved Propsition A in a history making election Tuesday. Voters in Ballinger and Winters also approved both new candidates and incumbents in Tuesday's election.

RUNNELS COUNTY - Ballinger voters overwhelmingly approved Propsition A in a history making election Tuesday. Voters in Ballinger and Winters also approved both new candidates and incumbents in Tuesday's election.

In a sweep, Ballinger voters overwhelmingly approved the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks at local retail establishments. There were 310 ballots cast in favor of Proposition A, while 140 ballots were cast against.

The proposition made it on the ballot after more than 200 Ballinger voters signed a petition to place the measure on the ballot.

As of Tuesday, the City of Ballinger is now officially totally wet and local retailers will be able to serve alcohol in their establishments.

Ballinger businessman Tyler Smith and other local business owners were in favor of the measure saying that it would open the doors to new businesses and additional sales tax funds for the city.

“Ballinger has overwhelmingly made the decision to move in a forward direction and I would like to thank everyone that came out and voted in favor of this proposition,” Smith said after the votes were tallied and finalized Tuesday night.

“I’m looking forward to the people’s voices being heard and for the advancement of existing businesses and the opportunities for new businesses,” Smith said.

Ballinger Mayor Sam Mallory was re-elected with 331 votes to challenger Willie Covington’s 107 votes.

In the race for two seats on the Ballinger City Council, Jason Gore was elected in Single Member District 1 with 65 votes to Anita Martinez’s 31 votes. Gore will replace Phillip Arp whose term was up.

Richard Morrish was the winner for Single Member District 2 with 70 votes. Rudy Galvan received 58 votes and Amanda Collom received 51 votes. Morrish will replace Mayor Pro-Tem Darlene Kelly whose term was up.

The top vote recipients in the race for three at-large seats on the Ballinger Memorial Hospital Board were incumbent and Board President Mike Dankworth with 481 votes, Bryan Jennings with 279 votes and incumbent Bill Hunter with 263 votes. Dr. Bradly Bundrant received 212 votes and Brenda Joyce Waterfill received 209 votes.

In the race for the Single Member District 1 seat on the Ballinger Independent School District Board of Trustees, incumbent Manuel Galvan won with 27 votes to Chad McDuffee’s 15 votes.

Brandi Jacob was the winner in the race for the Place 5 seat on the Winters Independent School District Board of Trustees. Jacob received 58 votes to the 11 received by incumbent Jim Lincycomb.

Each entity must canvass the votes between Nov. 10-20.