Some $4.75 Billion in Texas Bond Projects at Stake in MaySome $4.75 Billion in Texas Bond Projects at Stake in Mayhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=103012015-03-06T11:38:00Z2015-03-06T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN (Texas Government Insider) – When Texans go to the polls in May, they'll vote on about 60 bond projects totaling more than $4.75 billion, reports Texas Government Insider.

Those projects affect 50 public school districts, five Texas cities, three counties and one hospital district. Among them:

  • A West Texas city will put nine separate propositions totaling $80.6 million on its ballot addressing roads and streets, public safety facilities, parks and recreation and improvements to other public facilities.
  • A Houston-area county is seeking passage of a $350 million bond package that includes drainage projects and construction of new roads and rehabilitation of others.
  • A $451 million bond proposal for a West Texas school district focuses on repair, rebuilding and renovation of some older buildings in the district, construction of new schools, safety and technology upgrades and more.
  • A North Texas suburban area seeks approval of a $267.8 million bond issue, some of which would be for new fire department facilities and building improvements, city hall expansion and a new cultural arts facility.
  • An East Texas school district seeks passage of a $29.1 million bond issue that is broken into three propositions addressing needs such as new buses and facility renovations, a new auditorium and fine arts facility, and athletic department upgrades.
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