Dozens turned out for the Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees public hearing on ACC’s potential annexation of Lockhart Independent School District (LISD) territory. The hearing took place on Tuesday, June 25, at Lockhart ISD’s Gerry Ohlendorf Performing Arts Center.

Members of the Lockhart community addressed the board to share support and concerns about entering the college’s Taxing District. The purpose of the hearing is to allow Trustees the opportunity to hear directly from the community before they meet in August to decide whether to call an official election. If the board approves, the annexation will be on the November ballot for Lockhart ISD voters to decide. If the measure passes, residents living within the Lockhart ISD territory will receive in-district benefits immediately.

More about the service plan

The service plan includes three distinct phases of potential facility development in the community. 

Phase 1: ACC will work with LISD to provide services on LISD property during evenings and weekends when LISD property is not otherwise in use. The college will offer expanded career and technical workforce offerings as well as collaborate with the school district on the implementation of an Early College High School.

Phase 2: ACC will work with the local community to develop and occupy a 15,000-square-foot to 20,000-square-foot workforce and general education space located in close proximity to Lockhart High School.

Phase 3: ACC will purchase land and develop a permanent facility in the territory to be annexed after consultation with local community, economic, and educational leadership to ensure that the permanent facility meets the emerging and projected needs of the region.

For more information on the process, service plan, and tax information, visit