No resolution in La Villa water fight

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Associated Press

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM

LA VILLA, Texas (AP) — A South Texas school board has not approved either offer its city leaders presented to settle a water dispute that closed schools for three days.

The La Villa (VEE'-yah) Independent School District board met Saturday evening to evaluate two options that La Villa city commissioners approved. The Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/1kLw9IB ) that instead of approving either offer, the board authorized its attorney and superintendent to counter.

Either offer was to include a compromise rate below the $14 per person surcharge that sparked a quarrel between the commission and school board in December 2012.

The city cut the district's water after students went on holiday vacation last month, saying it owes about $58,000 on its water bill. Water was restored Wednesday after a state agency declined to intervene, and classes resumed Thursday.

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Information from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com

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