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Texarkana school district that lied to voters narrowly wins bond election

Nov 9, 2022
A Texarkana, Texas school district that brazenly lied during its bond election squeaked out a narrow victory on Propositions A & B.

With 99% of the reported vote, Texarkana ISD's $130 million "Proposition A" won with a vote total of 3,534 to 3,311. "Proposition B" for $59 million was even more narrow but still won with a vote of 3,465 to 3,327.

A win is a win

The closeness of the vote will likely not matter to the dishonest school district and its leader, Supt. Doug Brubaker. All the lying superintendent needed for a victory was one vote over 50%, and he got it. Read more about TISD's election lies by clicking here.

Now that voters know the school district is less than honest, how the money is spent will come into complete focus. 

Challenges expected

Three seats on the TISD Board of Trustees will be decided in 2023, and some citizens have already mentioned their interest in joining the Board to make sure the bond money is spent wisely.

The Board of Trustee seats up for grabs in 2023 are Gerald Brooks in District 2, Amy Bowers in District 4, and Fred Norton (At-large) in District 7. It is currently unclear if any or all current Board members want to continue their work on the Board.

Post-election discussions online indicate that current Board members should expect challengers - with the top issues likely being honesty, ethics, and fiscal responsibility.

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