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Friday, December 17th, 2010

Kyle dentist’s suit seeks to invalidate ACC election

Austin Community College is facing a legal challenge from Kyle dentist Ray Wolbrecht, who argues that the college district failed to tell Hays CISD voters how much a successful annexation election could mean to their tax bills.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

ACC adds 28,000 square feet to Hays campus plan

Because the measure failed in the San Marcos school district, a local proponent says, the college district will put more resources into building its campus in Kyle, which is now planned for 100,000 square feet.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Commentary: ACC still your partner for the future

In this guest commentary, Austin Community College president STEPHEN KINSLOW says that opponents of annexation measures in five Central Texas school districts spread misinformation. "The truth is that ACC is a vital resource for promoting healthier communities,"...

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

ACC passes in Hays CISD, fails in San Marcos

Voters in the Hays Consolidated School District approved a proposition to join the Austin Community College taxing district Tuesday night, even as their neighbors to the south in San Marcos ISD soundly rejected a similar measure.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Election 2010: ACC annexation results

Election results will be posted here as they become available from the Hays County Elections Office.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Election 2010: Where to vote today

Polls close at 7 p.m. in today's election of federal, state, county and San Marcos voters. Voters in Hays and San Marcos school districts will also decide whether to join the Austin Community College District.

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Commentary: Anti-ACC article wrong on many counts

In this guest commentary, ACC board vice chair ALLEN KAPLAN writes, "Rather than listening to nightmares about what ACC might do, I recommend that people look at what ACC actually did do in an almost-identical recent situation."

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Commentary: The ACC taxing district and taxpayers

Local Government Watch – Austin Community College District by LAMAR W. HANKINS One of the primary arguments in favor of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD) being annexed by the Austin Community College (ACC) taxing...

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Commentary: A worthwhile investment for the future of San Marcos

In this commentary, the first in a series, ALBERT SIERRA writes, "The gap in educational services between high school and four-year university levels is draining our pool of skilled labor. Without local access to a community college,...

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Commentary: Accountability and the ACC taxing district

In this commentary, the first in a series, LAMAR HANKINS writes, "The great American belief is that education is the key to advancement socially, professionally, and economically. I never thought to challenge my own assumptions until I...

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