LCISD cuts ribbon on new Performing Arts Center - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/13/09

LCISD cuts ribbon on new Performing Arts Center

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock-Cooper opened the doors to its new Performing Arts Center with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Monday. Folks gathered in the 800 seat auditorium which is the anchor of the new center. Superintendent Pat Henderson and school board members accompanied the school band on stage to cut the ribbon. Commissioner Bill McCay, Mayor Tom Martin and Councilman Paul Beane were all there at the ribbon cutting.

The building has band and choir rooms, back stage dressing rooms for theater performances. Money from the 2006 bond election was used to build the center. A public hearing will be held in the auditorium to discuss the upcoming $80 million bond election May 9th. The estimated average tax increase on a $135,600 home will be $301 a year or about $25 a month.

"I think in the long run we'll be glad that we did it. Even though we might have to reach a little deeper into our pockets," said Lubbock-Cooper ISD resident Marty Edwards." "The junior high is overcrowded and they're adding elementary schools so one junior high isn't enough," said parent Michele Woolam.

4/10/09
Lubbock Cooper's $80 million bond election
Expanded alcohol sales isn't the only issue on voters minds or ballots in the upcoming May election. Those living in the Cooper school district also have an $80 million bond election to vote on. NewsChannel 11's Katie Bauer has more.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Small explosion at Kilauea summit shoots ash plume thousands of feet into air

    Small explosion at Kilauea summit shoots ash plume thousands of feet into air

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:03:37 GMT

    Authorities are again warning residents in the Big Island's Ka'u district to be prepared for ashfall and potentially "hazardous air quality" through the day.

    Authorities are again warning residents in the Big Island's Ka'u district to be prepared for ashfall and potentially "hazardous air quality" through the day.

  • Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:52:04 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:55:00 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

  • Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:54:05 GMT
    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

Powered by Frankly