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No council action taken on E.H. Henry demolition, pool repairs

March 06, 2019 - 00:00
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    The historical marker for the old E.H. Henry Rosenwald School seen in front of the crumbling school gym last year before it was torn down.

Citizen | Vince Leibowitz

EAGLE LAKE — The Eagle Lake City Council took no action last Tuesday night on a pair of agenda items relating to the old E.H. Henry school and the Eagle Lake Municipal Pool.

The council’s agenda contained an item allowing them to consider and act on the substandard buildings located on East E Street that were formerly the E.H. Henry School, Eagle Lake’s segregated school prior to integration. Following integration, the buildings were used by Rice Consolidated Independent School District, before later being donated to the E.H. Henry Historical Foundation.

Last year, the council voted to demolish the old gymnasium and other classrooms that were on the site and in disrepair. The council gave the foundation until earlier this year to come up with a solution to preserve or demolish the remaining buildings.

City Manager Gary Broz said no action was taken on the item during last Tuesday night’s meeting, pending further discussion.

The council also addressed the issue of the Eagle Lake Municipal Pool, which is need of repairs.

“It is older, and in need of maintenance,” Broz said of the pool. The council took no action on pool repairs.