Rally for old Denison High School

DENISON -- Some residents are fighting to save the old Denison High School. On Saturday, many came out to sign a petition to save the high school.

On Thursday, Joe Pollaro, a Denison resident, paid the contractor $10,000 dollars to postpone the demolition. A candlelight vigil was also held in honor of the school. Community member say they want to bring awareness to what the old school means to so many and hoping other will join in on the fight.

Shirley Freeland has lived in Denison for 42 years and says, “I think if they would have started out right, asking the people of Denison or Grayson County if they wanted to keep it. I think even the grandkids that went to this school would have chipped in any fund/bond to save this school.”

A final decision in what will be done with the old historic building must be made by 5:00 p.m. on August 10th


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  • by Tammy Location: Denison on Sep 20, 2007 at 05:05 AM
    Guys come on this school was falling apart when we went to school there many years ago.Tear the building down.Sue the city and all the tax payers will have to pay.So what ever happens we will all have to pay for the people that want to save something thats not worth saving.
  • by Henry Larsen Location: Denison on Aug 2, 2007 at 07:45 AM
    Isn't this same fellow/group that had Crusing Club for the kids that was closed? I'm sure folks remember what went on down there. I'd be willing to bet that there is no love of historic Denison there. Just someone trying to make a buck for themselves using the tax payers money. When that fellow's Father was mayor he was a man of the peoplethat you could try to do the right thing. Too bad he isn't around to see this
  • by Tommy Location: Denison on Jul 30, 2007 at 06:41 PM
    bubba redneck, you may have had a city councilmenber that wanted to look to the past, but now you have a mayor and council that just went into debt to the tune of $14 million. Big bucks to benefit folks on the mayor's campaign contribution list. Big bucks that will be paid for over the next twenty years by Sherman taxpayers. Let's hope we don't get that corrupt here in Denison. And by the way, how much did Sherman spend saving that useless Kidd-Key auditorium? Another ghost building like the Katy Depot.
  • by Taxpayer Location: Denison on Jul 30, 2007 at 12:23 PM
    If you need you memoires of the old School, take a picture. Lets move on in to the 19 th century.
  • by Mary Location: Denison on Jul 30, 2007 at 10:38 AM
    They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder,With out the past we would have no future,it can never be replaced so lets save it,use it and be proud it is a part of Denison.
  • by Sparky Location: Denison on Jul 30, 2007 at 09:29 AM
    I agree tear down the eye sore and put the a brand new library there.Keep the clock and get rid of the rest of the old building.
  • by bubba redneck Location: sherman on Jul 30, 2007 at 07:24 AM
    BLOW IT UP!!!!!!! why do people want to always live in the past...here in sherman we had a city council member wanting to go back to the past..you see where he is at now...nowhere...wake up Denision and move into the 21st centry...get rid of your eye sores..if these people want to save it let them pay for it out of their own pockets and lets see how many people still want to keep that piece of C**P around...
  • by criss Location: kickirillo on Jul 30, 2007 at 05:53 AM
    I don't know if we would ever be heard unless I write this. I know the demolition crew at the high school and they all would love to see the high school saved. I just wish all this could of took place before now. They look like the bad guys and I promise they are not.
  • by Ellie Location: Denison on Jul 29, 2007 at 09:17 PM
    I think it is a good idea to save the old part of the high school. I also think it would make an excellent municipal building - a place where meetings and events could be held. The west side of the lot could be turned into a parking place. I think it should be restored and used, not turned into a museum.
  • by Cloudwalker Location: Whitesboro on Jul 29, 2007 at 03:32 PM
    With people wanting to pay for the repairs of the old Denison School, this is a no brainer. If the Mayor and City Council go ahead and bulldoze this Historic Landmark, there should be an recall election and all of them thrown out. If anyone in Denison wants to run against them I will help them get elected. City of Denison be decent and listen to the cries of your citizens or be voted out of office. Bulldozing the school is politically bulldozing you political careers. Know this as you cast your vote.
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