Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


January 15, 2013

Amegy Bank dominates Lon Morris College bankruptcy auction

Lon Morris 'Farewell Service' takes place on Jan. 26



Angle was at the auction to protect and recover the city's specific interests — the rodeo grounds, recreation center, old National Guard armory, basketball court, and a couple of practice fields.

"There was some offers for them, but I said, 'Look we just want it back,'" Angle said. "Once the final gavel comes down on the final bankruptcy plan, once the final deal is made, we want it to be our property again."

Even if Amegy officials give their OK to the sale, everything must go before Judge Bill Parker, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas, who is the only one who can authorize the sales as final.

As bankruptcy officials move toward an ending to the financial part of Lon Morris College, alumni are preparing for a special "homecoming" ceremony celebrating the school's life, ministry and legacy.

The ceremony takes place at First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, according to a post on the website of the Texas annual Conference of the United Methodist Church that has been confirmed by former Lon Morris employees.

A reception will follow.

Several alumni groups are organizing reunions around this event, according to the website.

Keith Jenkins, one of the former chaplains, has offered to put together a slide presentation of pictures to be submitted by alumni, the announcement shows.




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