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No Gun Found — Midland High School’s Lockdown Ends With No Injuries And No Arrests

By Mitch Borden Just after 3:15 pm on Thursday, Midland Independent School District received a tip that a student at Midland High School had pulled out a gun and pointed it at another student. The school was completely locked down … Continue reading

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Midland ISD Certifies $569 Million Bond Election, But A Challenge Is On The Horizon

By Mitch Borden The recount of Midland Independent School District’s $569 million bond was unanimously certified by its board of trustees Tuesday, but there is still a question concerning a discrepancy discovered between the total votes hand-counted during the recount … Continue reading

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Over Count or Under Count? Midland ISD’s Recount Reveals More Problems With The District’s $569 Million Bond Election.

By Mitch Borden In another dramatic turn of an election that has spilled well beyond Nov. 5, Midland Independent School District’s $569-million bond has now passed by 11 votes.  The 20-hour recount on Friday came after Midland County election officials … Continue reading

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Local Political Action Committee Calls For A Recount In The Midland ISD Bond Election

By Mitch Borden It’s now three weeks since election day, but it seems there’s one race still going strong — Midland ISD’s $569 million dollar bond election. In the end, 25 votes separated the bond from passing, but now pro-bond … Continue reading

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Midland ISD’s $569M Bond Failed By 25 Votes. But Election Mistake First Showed It Passed

By Mitch Borden After a week of uncertainty — which included a clerical mistake that failed to include over 500 mail-in ballots and a botched release of updated election results — Midland County election officials now say Midland Independent School … Continue reading

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Midland ISD Sets Out To Win A Multi-Million Dollar Bond Election

By Mitch Borden The Midland Independent School District is gearing up for a battle. It has about two months to convince voters to something they’ve never done before: approve a $569 million bond — that’s three times the size of … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Leaders Pledge $55M To Support Charter School Project

By Mitch Borden Permian Basin leaders this week announced $55 million dollars in private funding they intend to use toward education. The group of foundations, businesses and individuals are throwing that money behind an effort to bring charter schools to … Continue reading

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In Runoff Election, Trischitti Wins District 5 Seat On Midland ISD Board

By Mitch Borden In a runoff election Tuesday night, voters elected John Trischitti to the Midland ISD Board of Trustees. Trischitti, the diretor of Midland libraries, edged out his opponent Heidi Kirk. Kirk, a former teacher,

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Early Voting Begins in Runoff Election For Seat On Midland ISD Board

Early voting begins Monday in the runoff election for a seat on the Midland Independent School District board of trustees. On Election Night — nearly 3 weeks ago  — it was still unclear who would be in the runoff. But … Continue reading

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Midterms in West Texas: Midland School Board Candidates For District 6

As early voting totals across West Texas continue to increase this week, voters in Midland are choosing who they want to sit on the school district’s Board of Trustees. The active races are in Districts 5 and 6. Marfa Public … Continue reading

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