POSTED: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:43am
UPDATED: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:22am
Longview, TX — Gladewater ISD’s upcoming bond election has left the fate of youth baseball up in the air, but city officials say it’s a conundrum they will solve.
“That’s going to leave a hole if there is no baseball,” Bryan Muench said Wednesday morning.
Perryman Fields at Weldon Intermediate School could be bulldozed to make room for a new middle school if the $35 million bond package passes in May.
Muench, who has three children who play at the fields and is a board member on the Gladewater/Union Grove Youth Baseball Association, said the city would be making a mistake if it didn’t make plans to have a sports complex built to replace those fields.
City Manager Sean Pate and Councilman Scott Owens said the city has no intention to simply scrap the fields and be done with its youth program.
“As city manager, I believe it’s very important that we have a strong youth program. It’s incredibly important to the future of Gladewater,” Pate said. “It sits in limbo because we’re waiting to see what happens with the bond.”
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