DALLAS - While numerous other school districts across Texassaw their bond packages passed by voters last weekend, one West Texas community rebuffed a $34 million school bond referendum and a suburb of Houstonsaid no to $103.5 million of new debt.

Overall, voters approved $7.4 billion of school bonds in 66 of the 86 elections held by Lone Star state school districts on Saturday, according to Joe Smith, a former school superintendent and executive director of www.texasisd.com, a Web site dedicated to providing information about Texas public schools. Smith said that 95% of the dollar amount of bonds requested was approved

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