Texas town offers schools choice on water bill

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Associated Press

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 5:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 16 at 5:02 AM

LA VILLA, Texas (AP) — The school district in the small South Texas town of La Villa will meet tonight to decide whether to accept a city rate offer that would turn the water back on and reopen the district's schools.

The city cut water to the district after students left for holiday vacation, saying the district owes about $58,000 on its water bill because it's refused to pay a higher rate set in December 2012.

The commission decided Wednesday night to offer a choice between a higher rate with less back payments due and a lower rate with more back payments due.

The offer comes after a state agency refused to force the city to unilaterally turn the taps back on in La Villa Independent School District schools.

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