Good news: TEA approves accountability appeal Bad news: school tax rate hike fails by two votes

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FORT DAVIS - The outcome remains the same - the tax rate for Fort Davis schools will remain at $1.04 following the counting of provisional ballots that kept the election still in doubt late last week. Of those six ballots, three were thrown out as being invalid, and the other three counted - two against the proposal and one for. That means the measure to raise taxes to $1.17 failed 199 to 197. School trustees met Monday and briefly discussed what actions might come next - by law, the school district cannot ask for a recount. Only residents in the school district can make that request.
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