Tag Archives: Midland ISD

Thousands Call For Midland’s Robert E. Lee High School To Be Renamed

By Mitch Borden Calls for a Midland high school to be renamed have resurfaced with a petition that has garnered over 5,000 signatures. Robert E. Lee High School was named after the Confederate Civil War General and was established in … Continue reading

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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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