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New Lufkin Municipal Court and Fire station nearing completion

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Two City of Lufkin building projects are only days away from completion.

Last spring the city started working on the new municipal court house. The courthouse building was built out of the Capital Gains Budget and offices should be moving in the next couple of days.

According to Deputy City Manager Keith Wright, there could be some days where court could be in a transition and held in both buildings. This will allow the court to have its own area and not share with city hall.

It is just the latest development in a building that has been in the community since the 1930's.

"it started out many, many years ago as a grocery store and then became the Story Wright building and now it is the municipal court," Wright said. "I think they have done an excellent job in the construction. It is a very nice looking building and will add professionalism to our court."

A building that might be ready sooner than the court is the new fire station 5 on Kurth Drive. Last April, the old station was torn down to make way for a new three bay building. Since then, station 5 has been operating out of the retired station 3 on Atkinson Drive.

According to Wright, the main thing left in that building is getting the IT department to finish work inside.

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