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February 22, 2014

Slocum ISD board calls $3.3 million bond election for new high school, gym



“We hope to be completely transparent and I am available to answer questions at your convenience,” Lasiter said.

If approved by voters, the tax rate increase required to finance the projects will be 14.8 cents, using conservative estimates. The average Slocum ISD homeowner can expect to pay $7.17 more in taxes per month or $86.04 a year. There will be no tax increase above the frozen level on the homestead of taxpayers 65 years of age and older who have applied for and received the age 65 freeze.

Early voting for the bond issue will be held April 28 to May 6 at the Slocum ISD Board Room on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Election Day voting will be held May 10 at the Slocum ISD Board Room from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The May 10 election is the day school and city elections will be held throughout the state.

Additional information will be available on the Slocum ISD website at Any interested citizen with questions may contact the Slocum ISD Administration at 903-478-3624.

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