Budget would close 4 Texas 2-year colleges

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Associated Press

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 18 at 10:05 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — 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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