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November 5, 2013

Courthouse restoration bond passes; Kerens school bond fails

Corsicana — Navarro County voters said 'Yes" to the proposed restoration of the Navarro County Courthouse Tuesday by approving the issue of $7.5 million in bonds to help pay for the historic makeover of the 108-year-old structure.

The final vote total was 2,219 For, and 1,471 Against the bond issue. With the passage of the bond, the county will receive $4.4 million in a state grant, and another $1 million grant from the Navarro Community Foundation.

Voters in the Kerens Independent School District turned down a proposal to issue $16.7 million in bonds for improvements and upgrades in the district. Superintendent Kevin Stanford said concerns about the athletic facilities included in the bond may have played a role in the decision by voters.Stanford said the district will listen to the voters and work on meeting future needs of the district.

We'll post more on the election returns shortly and in the Wednesday print edition of the Daily Sun.

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