DALLAS — Texas voters gave their approval Saturday to almost 70% of the 56 school bond proposals they faced in elections across the state, giving 39 districts the go-ahead to issue new debt.

More than $1.4 billion of general obligation school bonds were approved out of $1.54 billion requested by school districts. It was the lowest amount of debt on the slate since Texas in 2005 restricted school bond elections to May or November.

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