Comal County commissioners last week set a May election on $36 million of general obligation bonds to build a new justice center in New Braunfels after residents stopped a plan to issue certificates of obligation for the facility.

Commissioners voted 4 to 1 in November to issue the certificates, which would not require voter approval. Opponents used a 30-day challenge period to obtain more than 6,500 signatures on petitions seeking the election.

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