PHOTO | Going up at Parks Elementary

A crew with Straight Up Masonry work on the storm shelter/gymnasium under construction at what will be Parks Elementary on Thursday morning, Feb. 29, 2024, in Texarkana, Texas. The structure is the first building to go up at the site. It is being constructed with Fox Blocks, which are double-insulated, steel-reinforced concrete walls. The shelter/gym will be approximately 11,000 square feet, said a representative with general contractor Altech Inc. Parks Elementary — which will replace Highland Park and Spring Lake Park elementary schools — is on track for completion by fall 2025. The project is part of an $189 million bond approved by voters in November 2022. (Staff photo by Stevon Gamble)
A crew with Straight Up Masonry work on the storm shelter/gymnasium under construction at what will be Parks Elementary on Thursday morning, Feb. 29, 2024, in Texarkana, Texas. The structure is the first building to go up at the site. It is being constructed with Fox Blocks, which are double-insulated, steel-reinforced concrete walls. The shelter/gym will be approximately 11,000 square feet, said a representative with general contractor Altech Inc. Parks Elementary — which will replace Highland Park and Spring Lake Park elementary schools — is on track for completion by fall 2025. The project is part of an $189 million bond approved by voters in November 2022. (Staff photo by Stevon Gamble)

The storm shelter/gymnasium is the first building being constructed at the future site of Parks Elementary.

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