Rusk County, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Voters were generous to two East Texas school districts and a countywide firefighter jurisdiction Saturday, voting themselves tax increases for new campuses and first responders.
Sabine ISD voters who had turned back a bond issue in 2009 overwhelmingly approved a similar measure Saturday. The district asked for a $19.8 million bond to build a new elementary campus, and 1,039 voters agreed while 543 were in opposition.
“I’m extremely excited for the kids, and I’m excited for the community,” Superintendent Stacey Bryce said once results were tallied. “It says this community is ready to move forward and have some change that they’ve not been able to have in the past several years.”
The proposal, for the district’s first debt since paying off the high school 10 years ago, will raise the tax rate by almost 28 cents to $1.32 per $100 property valuation.
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