• Voters Approve $44M Bond to Build New High School

    by Fares Sabawi November 2015

    Ingleside students will have a new high school to attend in a few years. With 55 percent of the vote, Ingleside residents voted Tuesday in favor of a bond that leads to the construction of a new $44 million high school and other improvements, which include renovations to the band hall, school gyms and parking improvements. Ingleside Independent School District Superintendent Troy Mircovich said 608 votes were tallied.

  • City Mulls Options for Park Land Use

    by Claire Kowalick November 2015

    Nestled on a quiet street off Maplewood Boulevard is Wood Memorial Park, a little-used area with big potential. At the Wichita Falls City Council meeting Tuesday, Wichita Falls city councilors approved a resolution to reject bids for property at 4415 Miller Road. Previously housing Wichita Falls Fire Department Station No. 8, the building has stood vacant for several years. Property manager Pat Hoffman said the council authorized sale of the property Aug. 18.

  • Idaho Voters OK $63.5M for New HS, $8.2M for Stadium

    by Kirsten Johnson November 2015

    Bonneville Joint School District 93 gleefully declared victory Tuesday night when voters resoundingly approved both questions in its latest proposal to build a new high school.

  • What Happens If the Rays Leave St. Petersburg?

    by Christopher O'Donnell November 2015

    Local leaders have yet to find common ground on how much the Tampa Bay Rays should pay if they leave St. Petersburg, but there is consensus on one thing: The team must pay something. Recent proposals would demand the Rays pay $17 million to $33 million, based on a departure date of the 2020 season. At different times, the rationale for payoff has been characterized as compensation for the loss of economic impact, damages for breach of contract and an acknowledgment of taxpayers' investment of almost $400 million in Tropicana Field. But other than a plan to use some of the money to redevelop the Trop site, there has been scant conversation about what the city would or should do with the windfall.

  • Bismarck Park District Reaches New Maintenance Agreement

    by Leann Eckroth November 2015

    The Bismarck Park District would be paid $368,000 annually for the next 10 years to maintain Burleigh County's boat docks and fairgrounds property, if a draft agreement gets approval.

  • Judge Dismisses Class-Action Concussion Suit Against IHSA

    by Emily Attwood October 2015

    A Cook County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last year calling for the Illinois High School Association to improve its concussion-prevention policies, putting a quiet end to the first class-action lawsuit filed against a prep sports governing body.

  • Development Coming to Atlanta's Philips Arena Area?

    by J. Scott Trubey October 2015

    Downtown Atlanta about to see a $500 million-plus round of development? Could something even greater than a deal to keep the Atlanta Hawks in a significantly overhauled Philips Arena be in the works for downtown? Mayor Kasim Reed and the Hawks confirmed talks last week about a deal to renovate the arena. Reed called it a $150 million to $250 million project that might, among other things, undo the wall of suites that is out of fashion in the NBA. But he also said something intriguing about downtown real estate.

  • County Launches $205K Pedestrian Study for Braves Stadium

    by Dan Klepal October 2015

    Eighteen months before the first pitch in SunTrust Park, Cobb County has hired a firm to come up with ideas to make it easier --- and safer --- for people to walk around the congested Cumberland area. The primary purpose of the $205,800 study is to suggest ways to keep fans safe as they walk to SunTrust Park, but it will also look at connectivity of other mixed-use and residential developments being built in the area.

  • Report Finds Athletic Facility Would Have $101 Economic Impact

    by Nicholas Deshais, October 2015

    Return on investment The complex would cost about $35 million to construct and $1million annually to operate in its first five years. In that time, the feasibility report estimates, the complex would generate more than $101 million in economic impact. Web resource: Read the sportsplex feasibility report at

  • Opinion: Vote on New Rays Stadium Shortsighted

    by The Tampa Tribune October 2015

    Maybe the best thing that can be said about the unrealistic Tampa Bay Rays stadium proposal the St. Petersburg City Council passed on Thursday is that the council now understands that time is running out. Beyond that, the vote is more of a setback than a step forward.