Voters turn down bond to build new hospital in Dumas

Moore County voters took to the polls Saturday to decide if a new hospital and assisted living facility would be built in Dumas.

Voters were faced with a $49 million bond to build that aging facility. However, they voted against with 1,328 votes against and 751 for. The hospital board said the current hospital is in need of major renovations and it's not up to code, and said the work would cost upwards of 80 to 90-percent of the cost of new construction.

If the bond did pass, taxes on the average $100,000 home would have increased by $135 per year.