DALLAS — In sharp contrast to November's generosity, Texas voters turned against some major school bond proposals Saturday, rejecting nearly $500 million for Lone Star Community College District near Houston and approving only half of the $892 million sought by the Austin Independent School District.

Statewide, 79 school districts sought voter approval of bonds to keep up with growing enrollments. Of those, 47 were approved, 17 failed, and results for 15 were unknown Monday morning, according to Joe Smith, a retired school superintendent who monitors elections for his Web site, www.TexasISD.com.

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