LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Two City of Lufkinbuilding projects are only days away from completion.
Last spring the citystarted working on the new municipal court house. The courthouse building wasbuilt out of the Capital Gains Budget and offices should be moving in the nextcouple of days.
According to Deputy City Manager Keith Wright, there could besome days where court could be in a transition and held in both buildings. Thiswill allow the court to have its own area and not share with city hall.
It is just the latest development in abuilding that has been in the community since the 1930's.
"it started out many, many years ago asa grocery store and then became the Story Wright building and now it is themunicipal court," Wright said. "I think they have done an excellent job in theconstruction. It is a very nice looking building and will add professionalismto our court."
A building that might be ready sooner than thecourt is the new fire station 5 on Kurth Drive. Last April, the old station wastorn down to make way for a new three bay building. Since then, station 5 hasbeen operating out of the retired station 3 on Atkinson Drive.
According toWright, the main thing left in that building is getting the IT department tofinish work inside.