Tomball | Magnolia Edition - March 2020

TOMBALL MAGNOLIA EDITION

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Lone Star College debuts 4-year degrees Nursing transition program could expand to Tomball campus

located o Hwy. 242 in The Woodlands, will house the inaugural transition program from registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in nurs- ing, according to LSCS information. A third bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity will be oered at the LSCWestway Park Technology Center near Beltway 8 and Hwy. 290. LSCNorth Harris at FM 1960 and I-45 will also oer the management program.

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Two Lone Star College System campuses located near Tomball and Magnolia will oer the system’s rst bachelor’s degrees this fall, a process that began more than 15 years ago to aord students low-cost, four-year degrees close to home, LSCS Chancellor Ste- phen Head said. LSCUniversity Park, located near Hwy. 249 and Louetta Road, will oer a Bachelor of Science degree in energy, manufacturing and trades management. LSCMontgomery,

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Lone Star College-Montgomery, located in The Woodlands, will house the college system’s inaugural nursing transition program in fall 2020. ANNA LOTZCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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BEHIND THE Budgets Tomball and Magnolia rely more on sales tax revenue than property tax revenue in their general funds.

The cities of Tomball and Magnolia have seen sales tax revenue grow over the last decade, which has aorded added revenue for city projects and property tax relief for residents, city ocials said. Sales tax revenue in the cities of Tomball and Magnolia increased 90.9% and 33.65%, respectively, from 2010-19, according to data from the Texas comptroller of public accounts’ oce, outpacing population growth in the cities during that time. Tomball’s property tax rate has remained at $0.341455 per $100 valuation since scal year 2011-12, and Magnolia’s property tax rate has decreased since FY 2010-11, according to city information. CONTINUED ON 38 Cities’ sales taxgrowthyields fewSenate Bill 2 concerns BY ANNA LOTZ

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FISCAL YEAR 2019-20 BUDGET PROJECTIONS

Sales tax revenue Property tax revenue Other revenue

18.2%

23.3%

28.8%

38.7%

48.3%

34.2%

9.7%

66.8%

37.5%

13.2%

51.6%

42.5%

38.5%

33.7%

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