Laredo Community College 100-Million Dollar Bond Passes

By: James Johnson Email
By: James Johnson Email

Laredo community college is changing the landscape of Laredos oldest institution by constructing new facilities and renovating current ones; all in an effort to bring both campuses into the 21st century. Jose Botello voted for the bond and says the 100-million dollar price tag to enhance both campuses has his support.

“We want everybody to say they had an opportunity to go to college. That's the importance of making sure this bond passes.”

Throughout the years, L.C.C. has gone through some major changes. Enrique Delgarza graduated from L.C.C. in 1962 and is amazed with how different the college looks today.

"I remember in the 60's there wasn’t much here but now it's state of the art. The only buildings were the church, one jail, and the barracks that's it.”

The polling sites are open from 7am to 7pm and as soon as voting is complete the ballot boxes are taken to the elections office downtown to be counted. 898 voters cast their vote today with 512 saying yes and 370 saying no. Adding these numbers to the early voting numbers the bond passed. Something L.C.C. president Dr. Juan Maldonado is happy to hear.

“I’m extremely excited about the results and it shows the community is for it and I couldn’t be more happy. I want to thank the great people of Laredo who supported it and in the long run they will see it will benefit everybody in this community.”

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