DALLAS — The Austin Independent School District can go ahead with its multi-year capital program after a state district court judge approved the May election that authorized $489.7 million of general obligation bonds.

Information given to voters on the higher property-tax rate needed if the debt was approved was an estimate, Judge Tim Sulak said after Monday’s hearing in 353rd Civil District Court in Austin. Andrews Kurth LLP, the district’s bond counsel, filed the bond validation request May 29.

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