Proposed Budget Would Close Four Texas Colleges

Texas – Four Texas two-year colleges would be closed to save $39 million in the next two-year state budget under preliminarly spending plan.

Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, Frank Phillips College in Borger, Odessa College and Ranger College would be closed under a plan to slash $145 million in state funding for Texas community and junior colleges.

Those cuts are in a draft spending plan released Tuesday by House lawmakers.

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