Nocona ISD bond vote fails; city council incumbents returned

By DANI BLACKBURN

Nocona Independent School District saw its first bond election in 38 years fail by 126 votes and the Nocona City Council had all three incumbents returned during the May 7 election.

The bond failed with 552 no votes and 426 in favor, with 56.44 percent against and 43.56 percent for.

The district asked voters to consider a $15.1- million school bond for a new high school.

“I am extremely encouraged to know that 426 people saw the need for a new high school and agreed it was worth the extra expense to pay for it,” said Nocona ISD Superintendent Dr. Vickie Gearheart. “If 64 people would have voted for the bond instead of against it, we would be on our way to begin plans to build a new high school to meet the current and future needs of the children in our community.”

Read the full story in the mid-week News.