Greenville YMCA

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Greenville civic center project on hold

Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says the fact that the city manager has taken the  civic center construction project out of the 2014-15 budget does not mean the project is dead, but is certainly another setback.  And Caleb reports that the labor lockout at the Greenville Cytec industrial plant continues.

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Greenville ISD
7:58 am
Mon August 4, 2014

GISD board to declare support of YMCA

The Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees intends this week to take another vote of support for the City of Greenville recreation/event center project.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

The Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees intends this week to again voice its support for the upcoming recreation/event center project.

After previously adopting an informal agreement to dedicate funding to the facility, which is likely to be operated by the YMCA  of Greenville and Hunt County, the Greenville ISD board is set to issue a formal position statement declaring the district’s pledge to provide up to $1 million for the center.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Questions remain on YMCA project; Greenville property taxes may see sizable increase

Credit By Lochoaymca (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (] / via Wikimedia Commons

Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says, while the Greenville City Council has decided to go forward with the construction of the YMCA/events center, many questions remain about the project.  And Caleb says that project and a street-improvement undertaking may cause property taxes to increase considerably.  Also discussed is the status of the legal proceedings against the Commerce Humane Association and the Frank Barchard Animal Shelter.

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City of Greenville
11:53 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Council to recive update on YMCA project

The Greenville City Council will be getting an update on the progress made on Greenville's plan to have their very own YMCA facility.

The Greenville City Council expects to hear more next month about the YMCA/event center project.

Mayor Steve Reid said he spoke this week with David Bench, who represents a YMCA board committee involved with the effort.

“He is looking for different ways, or opportunities, to approach the council about the committee he is on,” Reid said, adding that Bench is wanting to speak before the council in April.

Instead, Reid recommended Bench approach one of the council’s sub-committees first.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Blacklands Corridor meeting tonight in Nevada

The study area identified by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses tonight's public meeting on the Blacklands Corridor toll road and a snag in the plans to construct a new YMCA building in Greenville.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Greenville update: L3, chem plant, YMCA, water park

Caleb Slinkard

Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard opens his notebook on the Blacklands Cafe.

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8:12 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Next Step Taken for New YMCA Building

Another step has been taken in the creation of a new YMCA in Greenville.  The Greenville City Council agreed Tuesday to back the creation of a panel to investigate whether or not a new YMCA is needed.

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