Large Texas district passes historic bond package

Monday, May 12, 2014

Arlington voters made history Saturday night when they overwhelmingly approved the school district’s $663 million all-or-nothing bond package — the largest in Tarrant County history.

With the final vote counted, the sweeping bond package — which includes updates to virtually every school while tearing down an aging junior high school — was supported by 69.7 percent of the voters.

Arlington voters also selected a new school board member, two City Council members and approved a quarter-cent sales tax to smooth out bumpy streets, according to unofficial results as of late Saturday night.

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