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Longview Residents React To Close School Bond Election

Just 14 votes, that's all it took for Longview ISD's almost $267 million school bond to pass, Saturday.  The bond money will be used to replace most of the district's elementary and middle schools.  Major additions will made at the high school as well.  Voters were pretty much split right down the middle.  Some say the close vote was because of some anxious worries about such a big bond.

"I think they need to have somebody really good watching that budget because with that many buildings going up, and that many people involved, it's going to be too easy to go over, and it's going to be real hard to pay back," said Longview resident Pamela Howell.

"Awfully, awfully close vote there, but I do think we need some help with our school system," said Longview resident Rick Howell.  "We'll see how this works."  The bond passing means Longview residents will see a 121/2 cent hike in their property taxes per $100 over the next three years.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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