By Roxanne McKnight
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.”