DALLAS — Texas voters approved nearly $1.5 billion, or 83%, of the $1.8 billion in local school bond authorization requested Tuesday, but barely half of the 29 local districts were successful, according to updated results.

Nationally, voters approved 84.5% of the bond authorization dollars requested in Tuesday's election, the highest ratio since 2006 when 88.6% were approved. Of the $16.9 billion on the ballot, $14.3 billion was approved, the highest in dollar value since 2008.

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