The Jacksonville Independent School District Board of Trus-tees on Friday approved the purchase of the Gymnasium, Administra-tion Building, and approximately 50 acres of land and assets from the Lon Morris Bankruptcy Es-tate for $1,530,000, subject to Bankruptcy Court approval.
"It is our understanding that the Bankruptcy Court will be considering this on Monday, Feb-ruary 11th," according to a JISD release.
"It is anticipated that the closing will take place within the next 30 days.
“The assets being acquired had an insured value of almost $6.7 million and the land has a value of over $100,000 for a total value of approximately $6.8 million.
“As we stated, the purchase price was $1,530,000. This would be equivalent to purchasing a $100,000 home for just over $20,000."
Dr. Joe Wardell, JISD superintendent, express-ed confidence in the purchase.
“We feel that this was an exceptional opportunity for the District to acquire land and buildings at a great value to better serve our students and our community,” Dr. Wardell stated in the release.
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Religious lines drawn: Protesters met by members of Church of Wells
Other than a few community members' voices that rose above the crowd, the protest Saturday against the Church of Wells remained peaceful.
Folks attend weekend fundraiser for H.O.P.E.
It was an evening fit for royalty, as supporters of the Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (H.O.P.E.) program gathered Saturday at The Castle on the Lake outside Jacksonville for “A Renaissance Evening.”
Church of Wells members attend protest
About 30 members of the Church of Wells arrived at a protest Saturday. The event was planned after an incident at Wells Homecoming Day on April 5 where the church loudly "street preached" causing a disruption. Three of the church members were injured by two men at the parade. On Saturday, the event was peaceful, despite a few loud voices.
See the complete story and photos in the next edition of the Daily Progress on Tuesday, April 15.
5 receive scholarships from Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee
The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships at the Annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show on March 29.
Deadline to file taxes nears
As an April 15 deadline for individuals to file their 2013 federal tax return approaches, pressure is mounting for tax preparers.
Protest, march planned in Wells
The town of Wells is planning a march to the R&R Mercantile on U.S. Hwy. 69 from the former Dairy Queen to protest the Church of Wells.
The event is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Court date set for JP hearing
A court date has been reset to April 28 for a hearing of a petition by a local primary candidate in an upcoming Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace race.
Luncheon to include update on Lake Columbia
Updates on the proposed Lake Columbia will be the topic at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Kelly Holcomb, general manager for Angelina Neches River Authority, will provide updated information on the proposed Lake Columbia between Jackson-ville and New Summerfield.
Kiwanis Club collects 2,000 pounds of food
Kiwanis members serve their communities all year long. But the excitement for service really builds in April each year when Kiwanis members come together for Kiwanis One Day – a day of community service that is felt around the world.
Several topics reviewed at council meeting
Property footage, street closures and scheduling a date to canvass the upcoming municipal election were discussed Tuesday during the Jacksonville City Council meeting.
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