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Amarillo College Bond Narrowly Passes

Voters narrowly backed a measure on Saturday to fund Amarillo College campus improvements through a debt acquisition and tax increase.

On Saturday, voters voted 52 percent to 48 percent to approve a measure to issue debt to pay for campus improvements at AC. The bond measure was by far the closest item on the Amarillo ballot on Saturday, with a vigorous “Vote Yes!” campaign waged by a special purpose committee established to back the bond.

The bond question was the first placed on the ballot since 2007, when AC received the green light from voters to issue debt. This bond item was also the first placed on the ballot under college president Russell Lowery-Hart.

Over 16,000 votes were cast in the Amarillo College bond election.

Photo by KFDA

Photo by KFDA

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