Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


January 22, 2013

Was Lon Morris sale of city property a mistake?



Acquiring the basketball court solves a longstanding problem for JISD, as games have long had to be relocated to the Lon Morris court because of space constraints.

"We have such limited gym capacity," she said. "Right now, we would have to turn away as many people as we could possibly let in to the gym because of the limited seat capacity. This gives us a whole lot of options for serving the kids in the community."

Dr. Wardell said the three parcels of land will address several needs, such as the need to expand the administration building, and needs of storage space, and human resources offices to work with individual employees.

"We were already looking at opportunities such as the need to take care of the students at West Side Elementary," he said. "It's basically an older facility that is in need of replacement and has very limited opportunities and limited space there."

Adcock did not return a telephone call and email for comment Tuesday. According to the Cherokee County Appraisal District, Adcock owns numerous properties in Jacksonville.

LMC, Texas’ oldest junior college, filed for bankruptcy protection in July.

In a press release issued to all media, Ragan said proceeds from the sale will be used to pay creditors and the school's former employees.

“A great deal of work was done with the creditors, employees, prospective buyers and many others, and it’s good to see a positive outcome,” Ragan stated in the press release.

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