Denison ISD purchases land at Highways 75 & 91 for future high school

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DENISON, Tex. -- The Denison Independent School District has made a big purchase for the future. The district has bought 130 acres of land at the southeast corner of Highways 75 and 91. Administrators hope the plot will be the future site of Denison High School.

The site previously purchased for a high school is on the northwest corner of Highway 75 and Highway 84.

The board says the land has increased in value since they bought it, and so has the traffic in the area.

School officials say that site will be better suited for development than a high school.

Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott says even though the new property is not in the middle of town, he believes in another several years it will be.

"If we built a high school today, it would be on the fringe of the community, but 20 years down the road, the community is going to build to the northwest primarily," Scott said.

Officials say the new site will also allow for better traffic flow.

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  • by Willie Location: Wonka on May 7, 2008 at 11:38 AM
    exkuse my kosin Sean he has been the black sheep,wait colored sheep,all his little life.When he twas too we caught em smoking the koffee table ever cince he has been dum and kant thank strate but now he has growed up and has a komputer and he still smokes the carpet with one of these electrik smokers.bless him o mighty JEBUS.
  • by Ralph Location: Denison on May 7, 2008 at 09:57 AM
    The City and the ISD working together is a good thing, but I would not agree that attracting more people to Denison is a good thing. It does not serve Denison well to copy the growth model of those to our south. Why are so many in such a hurry to make Dension into something from which folks will eventually want to move away? Those who are moving here don't want to live in the next McKinney or Plano. They moved here to live in a small town. We shall grow without being pushed. Denison needs to take care of Denison. The city is slowly making progress with cleaning up the eyesore it has become, and that is good for those who live here. Hopefully more of our citizens will assume this responsibility which is truly theirs.
  • by Erick Gent Location: Denison on May 7, 2008 at 07:16 AM
    Sean you are truly out of the loop. The school bought this property because in the future (5-10 years) it will be the RIGHT location for a high school. DISD will be selling the land on 75/84 because it has the potential to be prime retail land (so they will be making a profit). Whether you like it or not Denison is growing & it will be growing to the north. What is wrong with the City & DISD working together isn’t that the way it is suppose to be? Attracting more people to Denison is a good thing, so what is your problem? Lauren never said they bought the site to save money. She said they do not have the funds to be able to support two high schools. Anyway, even if there was two HS, segregation would NEVER be a factor for DISD. Right now the City is doing everything they can afford to clean up Denison. The citizens of Denison are going to have to take a little more pride & clean up. Every area has its problems, not just the north.
  • by Sean on May 6, 2008 at 12:44 PM
    Bigot===.If the disd had problems with money they would not have purchased the 1.8 million dollar land,without having any immediate plans to build.Open your eyes and see what this is.It is a joint venture between the Denion City Council and the DISD to bring more people into Denison.Which means more tax dollars for the city.Why not make people think that the nw part of Denison is A great representation of the whole city.We all know that is a joke just drive 5 minutes down Morton Street and see what a good rep.the nw side is.It is like night and day.And you think they just chose this site for general purpose.They sure did not do it to save you better think about it all and get back to me when you have something better to say than bigot,LOL
  • by Lauren Location: Denison on May 6, 2008 at 12:15 PM
    Sean, it is amazing that with all the posts below, you are the only bigot I see. I think YOU are the problem, not the community or the school system. The new school is going to serve everyone (black, white, green, purple, brown, red, whatever) in the district. Our district does not have the financial means to run 2 high schools. Be realistic! Maybe you should talk to your local school board member before you spread your lies and ignorance.
  • by Sean on May 6, 2008 at 01:53 AM
    Marissa,I am sure you are a bright intelligent person,but Denison is and has been a divided city for many many years.The point is the land was purchased in a location that does not serve the community equally or fairly.The location should have been bought in a central location that the whole community felt served thier children as well as others fairly.Do you actually think the DISD would want people to see a new High School in the north of denison.I mean have you seen that place all has to do with image and this site was chose for image.And i am sure the denison city council was as involved as the DISD.It is true, the image of Denison is not real good and this may brighten it up a bit.But still it sends the wrong message to alot of minorities.
  • by angel Location: heaven on May 5, 2008 at 04:07 PM
    SEAN I love all of your comments.TO me it makes sense.very smart.
  • by Marissa on May 5, 2008 at 02:35 PM
    Sean, I must be a "moron" because I have no clue what you are talking about. Why don't you tell us what Denison's dirty litle secret is? Denison is growing towards the east & it has nothing to do with being racist. I don't have a silver spoon & I do matter.
  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2008 at 02:27 PM
    Alice, have you really read all the postings? It is Sean that seems to think it is all a racist move.
  • by Sean on May 5, 2008 at 01:21 PM
    And i was raised on the westside you fool.But my mom and dad were hard working people.And i am not dumb,they could have bought other property at a lower cost and more.But who wants a new school over by Munson park or on the eastside.have you seen the eastside of denison lately?You can't get anything new built there,so why build a school there.If they did that then the majority of whites may have to be bused instead of the minorities.And no way will that ever happen!!!So you can rag on me all you want i know the system and i know that unless you got a siver spoon up ya A** you don't matter!!!
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