Hospital District Defeated in Pecos County

FORT STOCKTON - The voting is over in Pecos County for a proposed hospital district and the results are in.

Voters have turned down the proposed district. Including both early voting and the general election Saturday, 424 voted for the district while 932 voted against the new taxing district.

The proposal would have allowed the hospital to levy taxes to help pay for its operating costs.

Hospital administrators say now they will have to rethink their budget to address several expenses including paying off debt.