Navarro breaks ground on admin building

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Navarro College President Richard Sanchez, left, board of trustees president James Price, fourth from left, and Navarro College South Dean Linda Davis, center, were joined by city and county leaders and dignitaries at Tuesday afternoon’s groundbreaking for the new administration building that will be constructed on the Mexia campus. It is expected to be complete around October. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Mexia community leaders gathered at Navarro College South Tuesday afternoon for the ground-breaking of the school’s new, 8,880-square-foot administration building.

More than a dozen of those leaders held long-handled golden shovels to represent the breaking of ground that will soon take place when construction begins, which is expected to happen almost immediately.

Richard Sanchez, president of the entire Corsicana-based college district, was present for Tuesday’s ceremony. He and board of trustees president James Price shared words of congratulations with the community on the occasion and what it means.

“This new building is going to provide something that’s very, very needed here in Mexia, and the board of trustees are very delighted to do this,” Sanchez said. “I cannot say enough on behalf of the board of trustees ... I can’t tell you how excited we are about this project.”

He gave a special thank-you to the Mexia Economic Development Corp., which is providing the funding for a parking lot that will be constructed in front of the new administration building. The EDC also contributed funds toward the construction of the current college building, Sanchez reminded the crowd.