BONHAM, Tex. -- The school symbol of the Purple Warrior missing from the new water tower is an issue that has divided the city of Bonham, but maybe not for long. Mystic Matthews has new developments.
One local group is trying to make sure when the new water tower is painted, the Bonham Purple Warrior will remain a part of the city landscape.
The Bonham High School Class of 1978 has started raising funds to paint the warrior on the new tower, something the city says would cost approximately $10,000.
City officials say they didn't plan for the extra cost when they budgeted for the new tower, so now the Bonham Education Foundation is accepting donations for the project.
Sonny Cruse with the Bonham Independent School District says he hopes alumni will step up and show their pride.
"The district is willing to help in anyway it possible can. Help organize, put a press release, and on the website. But as far as spending district money for that project, we don't think that's the wisest thing to do, so, if its going to happen its going to be alumni that make it happen," Cruse says.
School officials say the city will paint the warrior on the tower if the money can be raised.
To make a tax deductible donation, please mail your check to:
BONHAM EDUCATION FOUNDATION
C/O STEVE MOHUNDRO, TREASURER
1400 W. RUSSELL AVE.
BONHAM, TX 75418