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LFCISD plans to build a multipurpose center

The proposed multipurpose center will be built near the building where the LFCISD Board of Trustees meet. Photo: Tony Vindell / LFN

By TONY VINDELL
LFN

LOS FRESNOS – Sometime in the near future, residents of Los Fresnos and its surrounding areas will be able to watch a performance, meet in an spacious place and hold good-size gatherings inside a building that will cater to those types of activities.

That is the intention of the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District and its plan to build a multipurpose facility.

And although some people have been calling it a performing arts center, LFCISD Superintendent Gonzalo Salazar said they want a building the district will use for a number of things, including staff development.

In 2019, the district bought a 10.5-acre property next to Los Cuates Middle School along Texas Highway 100 for $602,000.

Pablo Bazaldua, the district’s chief financial officer, said the location fits the district’s plans as it wanted a place near one of the district’s schools.

He said the idea was to start on the project this year, but the pandemic has impacted the plans.

Of course, COVID-19 has affected all sectors of the state and of the country, including the economy, jobs, construction and education. For instance, classes at LFCISD will start in September instead of the usual month of August.

The district has a student population of more than 10,000 and it employs more than 1,600 people.

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