11.28.2016 — It looked like a
long shot. When the El Paso Independent School District put a
$669-million bond proposal on the November ballot, many thought it would
go down to defeat because of its sheer size, the active opposition and
lingering doubts about the district’s trustworthiness after the scandals
of the past.
But when the votes
were counted on Nov. 8, El Paso voters approved the community’s biggest
bond ever by almost 9,000 votes – 45,480 to 36,906.