TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The race was tight all night, the defeat even narrower for the nearly 90-million dollar TISD bond proposal.
When the final tally came in, the bond failed by a margin of just 71 votes. KLTV got the reaction from the stake-holders last night, just moments after the results came in.
Rick Eisenbach of 'Grassroots America, we the people', said, "The voters, the tax payers, the small business owners, they want answers and we felt like all those answers weren't given."
TISD Superintendent, Randy Reid, expressed his thoughts, "We are disappointed, obviously. We know that there were a lot of people that supported this, as well as those that were against it. We think we've got a little bit of work to do before we can come back and see votes again."
The bond opponents tell us they recognize the district's needs and hope to work with board members to create a plan for a future bond package.