UPDATE 10 p.m.
Ashley Paz is unofficial winner in district 9 race, with a margin of 23 votes. She got 50.62 percent of the vote -- 944 votes -- to Juan Rangel's 49.38 percent, with 921 votes.
"I am just so excited. I am ready to start serving the people of Fort Worth and the children of Fort Worth," Paz said in a brief telephone interview.
Supporters were hugging her at a poll watching event at Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub."I won in the places that have seen me at work and have seen me in action and they are excited to find out what I can do in this position," she said in a phone interview.
Rangel, who has served three terms on the board, says he has not determined whether to seek a recount.
"We're going to review it precinct by precinct. There are a lot of people that voted and you never can tell about these things," Rangel said in a brief interview.
Rangel's campaign volunteer Fernando Florez said: "It looks like we fought very hard and put a lot of effort but it wasn't enough," he said, adding "They did a good job of turning out people in Ryan Place and the Fairmount neighborhoods. That's where they ended up winning."
UPDATE: 9:20 p.m.
Jacinto Ramos released this statement to the Star-Telegram:
"First, I want to thank Dr. Vasquez for his years of service to the students and parents of Fort Worth ISD. I’m grateful that he has offered to continue his service by sharing his ideas and facilitating a smooth transition for teachers, children and parents.
Today proves that our community is powerful and full of possibility. Tomorrow we begin the work to realize the full opportunity for our children and future generations.
I look forward to serving on the school board and working with everyone in our community to make sure Fort Worth schools give our kids the opportunity they need to thrive as adults and give back to their community."
UPDATE 9 p.m.
With 18 of 19 precincts counted, Paz has pulled ahead of Rangel, eking out a narrow lead. She has 50.93 percent over his 49.07 percent.
Vote totals are not complete but Carlos Vasquez has issued a statement to the Star-Telegram congratulating Ramos.
Here it is:
“I am proud of my five years of service on the board and the incredible things we accomplished during my tenure. The board structure has been opened to allow for board presidents from all over our city and we have opened the doors of inclusion at the FWISD.
"I am also pleased at the selection of Walter Dansby as superintendent. He has made valuable progress and I know this new board will be eager to work with him to improve educational opportunities for all our children."I want to congratulate Jacinto Ramos on his election to the board and will make myself available to assist him in any manner as he transitions to this important leadership role within our community. I was unable to conduct a campaign during this runoff election due primarily to my mother's recent diagnosis of cancer. I wish to thank my supporters and all those who have worked so hard to improve the FWISD these last years. Our brightest days are ahead!"
UPDATE 8:30 p.m.
Newcomer Ramos has a huge lead over incumbent Vasquez, with 84 percent of ballots cast and totals from 11 of 15 precincts counted.
Rangel is still in the lead to retain his seat, with 59 percent of the vote. Newcomer Paz has 41 percent, with results from 14 of 19 precincts tallied.
UPDATE 8:10 p.m.
A few poll results are coming in.
Ramos is holding onto his lead, with 82 percent of the vote to Vasquez's (i) 18 percent, with two of 15 precincts counted in District 1.
In District 9, Rangel (i) has 62 percent of the vote to Paz's 38 percent, with three of 19 precincts counted.
In District 1, Ramos has 82 percent of the vote and Vasquez has 18 percent.
In the May 11 general election, both seats were in three way races. Ramos drew 46 percent of the 1,882 votes cast to Vasquez's 31 percent. Podiatrist Camille Rodriguez, a former trustee who lost her seat in 2008 to Vasquez and was seeking to get back on the board, drew 23 percent of the vote.
Paz had garnered nearly enough votes to win the seat outright. She drew 49.83 percent of the 1,748 ballots cast to Rangel's 46 percent. Melody Palacios, a homemaker who stopped campaigning for the seat because of health reasons but was still on the ballot, got 73 votes, or four percent.