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Amid Turmoil, HISD Considers $1.7B Bond

Amid Turmoil, HISD Considers $1.7B Bond

Six years ago, the state’s largest school district made history when it issued its largest bond ever. Now, they are eyeing a similar-sized bond to be on an upcoming ballot. Houston Independent School District has yet to wrap up projects from its $1.89 billion bond...
Katy ISD Calls For Yet Another Bond Election

Katy ISD Calls For Yet Another Bond Election

Taxpayers within Katy ISD’s boundaries are probably feeling a case of déjà vu right now as the school board unanimously voted to call for a bond election this November making it taxpayers’ third bond election in four years. Earlier this month, the board approved a...
Fort Bend County Looks To November Bond Election

Fort Bend County Looks To November Bond Election

Fort Bend County commissioners are gearing up to ask voters to approve $218 million in the form of a mobility bond this November. This is the fast-growing county’s second mobility bond in four years and, if approved, will add to its more than $400 million of currently...
San Antonio: Runoffs and Debt

San Antonio: Runoffs and Debt

After an incredibly busy election cycle for San Antonio residents almost came to an end on Saturday, the city is now headed for runoffs in June. The spotlight, of course, is on the Mayoral race. Although incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor pulled the lion’s share of the vote –...
HISD Vendor Forewarned Construction Problems

HISD Vendor Forewarned Construction Problems

Recently, a Houston school district employee refuted claims that the district’s board was unaware of ongoing problems with budget and contracting practices. Now, a longtime HISD vendor, Charter Roofing, is also saying they too alerted Audit Committee Chair...
HISD $211 Million Shortfall

HISD $211 Million Shortfall

Houston ISD (HISD) trustees are calling for an audit of the district’s unprecedented 2012 $1.89 billion bond program. Suddenly it has been brought to their attention that the program is facing a $211 million shortfall and will have to halt some projects until another...