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Committee urges $499 million bond package for Austin Community College

An Austin Community College committee has identified $499 million in facility improvements that could be included in a possible November bond election. The Austin Business Journal says the potential projects include the second phase of construction at the new Highland Mall campus; a new campus in Leander; expansion of campuses in Round Rock, Elgin and Hays; improvements to the Rio Grande and Riverside campuses; and purchase of land for further expansion. To get a proposal on the Nov. 5, the college trustees must act by Aug. 26

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