By Bobby Horn Jr.
CASS COUNTY—Opponents of the Texarkana College annexation of Eastern Cass County won a resounding victory on Election Night, with voters rejecting the proposition by a 7,251 (or 78 percent) to 1,965 vote. This represented 99 percent of votes cast. The Cass County Clerk’s office had not tallied provisional ballots as of press time.
Texarkana College attempted to annex the boundaries of Atlanta, Queen City, Bloomburg, McLeod and Linden-Kildare School districts into their taxing district.
If the measure had passed, those living within the school districts would have been exempt from paying out-of-district fees.
However, over the last few months a group of voters who opposed raising property taxes became more vocal.
This anti-property tax increase sentiment also made its way into Linden.
Linden school bonds defeated