Incumbents take beating

Commissioners Leonard Heathington and Mike Sympson, and Constable Randy Branum lost in Tuesday’s Hood County Republican Primary. James Deaver and Jean Cochran are headed for a July 31 runoff for Sympson’s Precinct 1 chair. Jeff Tout defeated Heathington, and Mike Lang won the Precinct 3 constable’s post over Branum and Pete Wilkerson. Other winners were Sheriff Roger Deeds over Robert Crank, Cotton Howell over Andy Rash for Precinct 1 JP and Joe Lee over Delton Thrasher for Precinct 1 constable.