The Ranger College Board of Trustees agreed Monday night to call annexation elections in Brown, Comanche and Erath counties on Nov. 7.
    The action followed the recepit of petitions in the three counties with the signatures of registered voters. The Brown County petition contained 1,532 verified signatures, with a minimum of 1,170 — or 5 percent of registered voters — required, Ranger College officials said.
    Voters in those counties will decide whether the counties will become a part of the Ranger College District. If Brown County voters approve the annexation, Ranger College officials have said the college will levy a tax rate of 11 center per $100 valuation.
    The tax would generate about $3 million annually, Ranger College president Bill Campion said. The tax levy would mean lower tuition costs, new programs and a new location in Brown County, Ranger College officials have said.
    If voters approve the annexation, Ranger College will expand into Brownwood and renovate the old Bank of America building as a campus, Campion said. The college will continue to have a present at its current location at the Heartland Mall, he said.