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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.

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Nonprofit offers tutoring to struggling San Marcos High School students

San Marcos High School and nonprofit organization Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos have partnered to offer math and science tutoring to students who are behind or need additional help.

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Appeals court throws out suit challenging ACC election

A state appellate court on Wednesday dismissed a Kyle dentist's lawsuit challenging the validity of last November's election in which Hays CISD voters opted to join the Austin Community College taxing district.

Friday, June 17th, 2011

ACC awaits appeals court ruling in ballot language lawsuit

Plans for the new campus were seriously frustrated nearly six months ago when Kyle dentist Ray Wolbrecht filed a lawsuit challenging the annexation of the Hays Consolidated Independent School District into ACC’s taxing district.

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...

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Community Action to hold college prep sessions

Community Action of Hays, Caldwell and Blanco Counties is sponsoring a college prep academy this month to show prospective college students some of the ropes so they can get the most education for the money. Information sessions...

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.

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