GCC bond issue passes by one vote

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

The Grayson County College Bond Issue came down to a single vote. We're told Monday morning the results are official.

The bond passed by one vote, college officials told us, after a decision was made by the Texas Secretary of State regarding a paper ballot that was cast in that referendum.

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The results:
Grayson County College bond issue
FOR 2,454

The bond calls for $44.8 million dollars to fund renovations and additions to the campus. Taxes on a $75,000 dollar home will go up about $52.00 dollars annually.

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  • by MIchael Location: Luella on May 19, 2007 at 11:07 PM
    Please, STOP YOUR PALAVER - "SHAME ON ALL OF YA'LL THAT ARE AGAINST THE BOND!!!!!!!!" - EXCUSE ME?!?!?! Who do you think you are?! Four more years of Bush right?! I bet you still have a W sticker on he back of your 88 Chevy. Anyways.. I really doubt anyone who voted against the bond thinks that education is a waist of time or money. GCCC is a dump – obviously! But why should we raise our property taxes (which are already on the rise) to pay for new parking lots? Simply put - conduct a fair - legal election or find another way to fund these projects.. How did GCCC pay for the V.A. campus? I'm sure they can find a way to pay for new parking lots and a new auditorium (I can't wait for the next Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson to come from our own backyard - HOW EXCITING!!!) I'm being sarcastic if you couldn't tell... BTW the SISD bond election raised sales tax in Sherman not property tax in the entire county. How bout they just raise taxes in Denison - or better yet, maybe a sin tax on cigarettes - I'm sure there are lots of smokers at GCCC - then they will be funding their own education (imagine that). Isn’t Reba coming to town next weekend? I’m sure she could raise a lot of money.
  • by Voter Location: Gordonville on May 17, 2007 at 09:21 AM
    Just curious, I understand that a large block of the bond funds are to improve the golf course, what golf course? I am not sure but I am curious how many colleges own a golf course, maybe this is the reason for the diffulculty in attempting to vote against it. Remember that most of the students that attend, their family members and friends are probably the ones that voted for it, it was made very difficult to vote against it. Has anyone filed a complaint with the Texas Elections Commission, it only takes one complaint to start the investigation and possibly throwing out the results and holding another more open election.
  • by Larry Location: Dorchester on May 15, 2007 at 03:17 PM
    I thought Kxii was in the business of reporting the news . Is GCC such a fairhaired child that you won't report there are plenty people upset how the election was handled?
  • by Larry Location: Dorchester on May 15, 2007 at 02:54 PM
    As myrt stated that we are blowing in the wind on this e-mail webb site . It could be shut down at any time if the wrong toes get stepped on . We need another forum for this debate so it could go on infinitely or ad-nauseam witch ever comes first. Any suggestions
  • by Shannon Location: Sherman on May 15, 2007 at 01:47 PM
    I think it unfortunate that voters were not informed at their city polling locations that the GCC bond vote was in a separate location. I have spoken with many, myself included, who did not vote on the issue- assuming that since it wasn't on our city ballot, we were not able to voice our opinion.
  • by GCC Student Location: Denison on May 15, 2007 at 12:54 PM
    All of ya'll that are against the bond I think you need to look at your kids and grandkids because thats were the bond is really going to. To give them a better education and if you don't want that then you do not care about the future of education you only care about how much money you are saving. SHAME ON ALL OF YA'LL THAT ARE AGAINST THE BOND!!!!!!!!
  • by Katherine Location: Grayson on May 15, 2007 at 12:32 PM
    Did GCC deplete all it's funds building the new campus in Van?
  • by Chuck Location: Sherman on May 15, 2007 at 06:59 AM
    This "one vote" unsealed ballot smell of fraud. Wake up folks, this is not rocket science. The voters have been bushwacked. Making the voters vote in various areas, one vote unsealed ballot, and the college officials counting the ballots, no accountability from college officials, can't wait (30 days) to issuing bonds, will not recount unless someone wants to put up the money for recount...this all adds up to a foul politicial situation that grips our nation. Is there any justice...even if one is for the passage of this bond election there should be a recount. One suspicious vote....VOTERS WAKE UP
  • by Paul Location: Tioga on May 15, 2007 at 06:39 AM
    This is a complete travesty. No one minds giving the kids what they need but when mindless politicians and college administrators pull this we need to do something. Call Austin, write letters, bombard the county officials. When your tax bill comes, calculate the amount of the increase and then sue the President of GCCC in small claims court for illegal taxation. If you don't make your voice heard, this nonsense will continue. Let the voters decide, not the college adminstrators.
  • by Carrol Location: Denison on May 15, 2007 at 06:32 AM
    I have visited the campus and it needs to be updated. Some citizens don't appreciate the value a community college brings to our area, both directly and indirectly. I applaud the board's decision to move forward with the renewals and expansions. The folks getting trained today are the ones that I'll rely on to repair my house, take care of me in the hospital, teach my children, etc.
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