No action taken

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

DENISON, Tex. -- No action was taken Monday night in Denison concerning a lawsuit and the demolition of the old high school.

"Save Denison History” members claim the demolition is illegal because officials did not comply with city ordinances, but officials will not comment on the details.

City attorney Tom Akins briefed the council in executive session on Monday night.

Council members did not take any action on the issue.

Meanwhile, the contractor is still clearing away the building site.

Both wings of the original 1913 structure are gone. Only the center part of the building remains standing.

The contractor says he plans use cables to tear the smoke stacks down.

So far, crews have mainly used a backhoe on most of the building.

There were concerns OSHA would be involved in the work site, but the contractor was able to work at least part of the day Thursday.

Many Denison residents came together in support of city officials on Thursday night of last week when the city of Denison held a quiet, peaceful exhibition of their gratitude towards city leaders.

Another attempt to halt demolition of the old Denison High School was denied on Wednesday of last week when Judge Lauri Blake refused to stop demolition on Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, Judge Blake heard arguments from both the City of Denison and the Save Denison History group. After two hours of deliberations, a temporary restraining order was denied and mediation recommended, but it's up to the city to agree to the mediation.

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