Denison approves plans for future high school site

By: Stephanie Brletic Email
By: Stephanie Brletic Email

DENISON, Tex. -- The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans for the site of a possible new high school at a meeting Tuesday.

City approval for the school's use of Highways 75 and 91 may be final, but Denison Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott says the district is purchasing land now to prepare for the future, saying it will be years before any ground is broken.

Currently, about 1,300 kids fill the school nearly to capacity. Scott says, like much of Texoma, Denison is getting new residents from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and once another 50 to 75 students attend the school, they will be out of room, creating the need for a new facility.

Scott says he expects the new location to be great, especially now that there are plans to build an overpass over the train tracks.

"The negative of the 91/75 property was the railroad track. Now that issue has been settled, it makes it much more attractive," Scott says.

Scott says once construction on a new school becomes necessary, a task force will be put together to talk about what the new school should be like and what to do with the existing building.

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  • by Andy's Friend Location: Denison on May 10, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    quit posting in Andy's name. anyone who knows Andy, knows he barely knows how to use a computer...pick someone else.
  • by Voter Location: Denison on May 7, 2008 at 07:59 PM
    One extra note. Great job Denison team in making this happen. The city, school, DDA, chamber, and other positive supporters make good things like this happen in Denison. My hats all to the whole team!
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2008 at 03:16 PM
    To will be on 75 & 91 not 75 & 691. Listen to the story!
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on May 7, 2008 at 02:29 PM
    Uh, Elsie......this is about the new Denison High School, not your personal vendetta or gripe.
  • by Concerned Location: Sherman on May 7, 2008 at 02:01 PM
    If I am understanding this location right, it will be by Cigna and the new TMC hospital. Won't that be a lot of traffic for such a small part of the highway? I would be concerned for everyone's safety. I would think new lanes would need to be added on both sides to accomodate all the traffic that will one day be there.
  • by ELSIE Location: Birdeye View on May 7, 2008 at 06:41 AM
    I wish KXII would investigate the story surrounding SANE Nurse, Carolyn Ridling. I feel that you would present all the facts and both sides of the story, not a one-sided, slanted, untruth. I bet Joe Brown still talks to you guys!
  • by Wilkins Location: Andy on May 6, 2008 at 06:05 PM
    They forgot to add, it will be 10-15 years down the road...
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