ABILENE, Texas -

The Novice school district and Coleman ISD have agreed to consolidate and voters in Coleman will cast a ballot on that issue on November 6th.

However, a Novice resident has submitted a petition to the Novice school board asking that part of the district land be detached and joined with the Jim Ned CISD.  Others are asking that that petition be thrown out.

42nd District Court Judge John Weeks held a hearing on the petition requests Wednesday and says he will rule on them by the end of the day Friday.