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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Report: Community colleges may not lower price of degree

Knocking out the first two years of a four-year degree at a community college is a popular way for students to try to keep the price of higher education manageable. But a new report has found that students who opt for that route tend to borrow as often and as much as their counterparts who start off...

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Supreme Court clears way for ACC Hays campus

Austin Community College is moving forward with construction of its new campus in Kyle after clearing the final legal hurdle last week.

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

ACC’s ace-in-a-hole

A lawsuit challenging Austin Community College’s entry into Hays County could die on a technicality, following a judge’s ruling that plaintiff Ray Wolbrecht must come up with a $3 million bond within ten days to keep the...

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Lawsuit could cost ACC millions in federal funds

Delayed by a pending lawsuit filed by Kyle dentist Ray Wolbrecht, Austin Community College is missing out on more than $20 million in interest reduction from a recently-expired federal program and may have to scale back the...

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, 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.

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Updated: Ethics Commission did not comment on anti-ACC lawsuit’s merit, official says

A group that opposes San Marcos CISD's annexation into the Austin Community College District has asked a state district judge to prohibit Mayor Susan Narvaiz and council member Kim Porterfield from using city of San Marcos resources...

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

ACC board officially calls election in San Marcos, Hays school districts

The Austin Community College District board of trustees on Friday officially called an annexation election in five Central Texas communities including the Hays and San Marcos school districts.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

ACC proposes small property tax rate increase

The Austin Community College District is proposing a half-percent increase in its property tax for their fiscal year that starts Sept. 1, part of a move to offset declining property appraisals.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

ACC certifies San Marcos CISD for November vote

San Marcos CISD's annexation to the Austin Community College (ACC) district was certified this week by ACC, placing the issue on a crowded November ballot.

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