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p^ backers wjn c i ec r mn Will GIGwllUII BENAVIDES, Tex. (AP)—Candidates backed by the Parr faction of Duval County captured all five seats up for grabs in a special election for the Benavides Independant School District board Saturday. The victorious candidates, according to unofficial but complete returns, join two other Parr party members on the board. The winning candidates were Jimmy L. Guinn, Mrs. Celia Rangel, Patrick Downing, Enrique Garcia and Mrs. Lydia p. Canales. The victory gives the "Old Party"—once headed by the late George B. Parr—complete control of the Benavides School Board. Former State Rep. Oscar Carrillo, a leader in the Carrillo faction that opposed the Parrs, finished seventh in a field of nine candidates. He is currently under indictment indictment on theft charges stemming from an investigation investigation of official corruption in the county. Guinn was the leading votegetter with 1,312 votes in an election that saw a large contingent of law enforcement enforcement officers and special election inspectors keep a close watch over the balloting.

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 04 Apr 1976, Sun,
  3. Page 8

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