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VISD cancels elections, approves track and tennis court contracts

JULIAN CAVAZOS

By JULIAN CAVAZOS
March 25, 2010 at 9:02 p.m.
Updated March 25, 2010 at 10:26 p.m.


The Victoria school board cancelled its board of trustees election because all three candidates run unopposed.

The board approved the cancellation 7-0 at its regular meeting on Thursday night.

James Murphy Sr. refiled for District 1, Bernie Klimist refiled for District 6 and Michael DiSanto filed for District 7. Neither candidate faced a challenger.

In other business, the board approved a $965,504 contract with Hellas Construction Inc. of Austin to build the running tracks at Victoria East and Victoria West high schools.

The board also approved a $1.2 million contract with Lester Contracting Inc. of Port Lavaca to build the tennis courts at both new high schools.

Both high schools will have one running track and eight tennis courts, with an additional four courts at West to accommodate Harold Cade Middle School.

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