Somervell County Hospital District board of directors has denied a request to call for a dissolution election. 

At a special meeting Monday, Nov. 18, attorney Kevin Reed explained while 938 signatures were submitted, only 586 were valid. Reed said issues relating to improper signing of the more than 100 pages of petition left pages of signatures invalid.

Most of the invalid signatures belonged to county residents who used post office box addresses - rather than physical addresses - and others who failed to list their home city, as required by Texas Election Code, according to Reed.

Stay tuned to for additional details.