Nocona group seeks to build sports complex with school

Trustees of the Nocona Independent School District met with a group of citizens Monday night who would like to raise funds to build a new sports complex that could be used by the community and school teams.
While no action was taken, Superintendent Dr. David Waters said the group offered its idea to build a youth sports complex for baseball, softball and soccer. Donna Culpepper, executive director of the Nocona Economic Development Corporation, was the spokesperson.
Waters said the group would like to solicit funds through the private sector for the complex, but they don’t have the land. They would like to have the district lease it 40 acres of the 100 acres it owns on a long-term, low-cost lease. In turn the district would have use of the playing fields.
Nocona ISD purchased 100 acres a few years ago in anticipation of building a new high school; however, two bond elections have failed for that project. The 100 acres has no infrastructure and would be a blank canvass. The 40 acres being requested would not impede any future plans for a high school on that property.

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