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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, April 5th, 2012

ACC sells $45M in bonds for Hays campus

SUBMITTED REPORT Austin Community College has decided to issue $45 million in bonds for the construction of its campus in Kyle. ACC news release: The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees has approved the issuance of...

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, 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.

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Relentless Wentworth maneuvers campus carry through Senate

Sen. Jeff Wentworth, a Republican who represents Hays County, is relentless, and today, the San Antonio Republican got his way. Wentworth finally got his campus carry bill successfully tacked onto legislation.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

ACC increases tuition

Austin Community College District trustees voted last week to increase tuition by $5 per semester credit hour. The tuition increases will become effective in the summer semester.

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...

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Some Texas community colleges buck trend with graduation gains

Though graduation rates for community colleges are stagnant nationwide, a few Texas colleges have seen modest improvements.

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