Athens Review, Athens, Texas

June 21, 2013

MISD talks with city

Discussion continues about ball field land

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — The Murchison Independent School District Board of Trustees decided Thursday to contact the City of Murchison concerning a piece of land donated to the city to be used for recreational purposes.

The 3.5 acres was given to the city by the school district in 1979, Superintendent Richard Jones said.

“We’ve been talking back and forth about the ball field,”  Jones said. “We’re going to write the letter to be sure the city realizes it’s the entire 3-1/2 acres there that needs to be used for recreational purposes, according to the deed restrictions.”

Jones said MISD was contacted by the city about three months ago asking them to help pay for the mowing, but they could not. There was also discussion about Murchison ISD taking back the property.

“We couldn’t help them pay for the mowing, because it doesn’t belong to us technically, Jones said.

On another topic, the board discussed a facilities item concerning the old cafeteria.

“We’re taking what used to be the cafeteria before we built the new one and moving our computer lab over there,” Jones said. “We’re trying to figure out how we can do that and have a real nice computer lab.”

The district remodeled the building and made room for the main server area, a media center and computer lab.

“We’re consolidating our servers into that building that will hold about 40, 50 or 60 computers,” Jones said.