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New performing arts center at Odessa High completes Ector County ISD's bond plan

The final piece to Ector County ISD puzzle was put in place with the opening of a new performing arts center at Odessa High. (Source: KWES) The final piece to Ector County ISD puzzle was put in place with the opening of a new performing arts center at Odessa High. (Source: KWES)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

On Thursday night, the final piece to the bond puzzle that was started in 2012 was put into place.

Tony Parris, Associate Principal of Operations at Odessa High School said, “There was a lot of waiting and anxiousness. We knew it was going to be great and couldn’t wait to get in here.”

Almost five years ago, nearly two-thirds of voters in Ector County approved a historic bond of almost $130 million dollars for the district. From that, new schools were built and almost $8 million of that went to the construction of the center a little over a year ago.

“It’s going to be a place that all of our fine arts students will be very, very proud of to come here and perform,” said Parris.

It’s those same students like Maddie Olague who were taken away by the building the minute they stepped in.

“It’s incredible! It gives us a bigger platform to stand on it gives us more hope in the theater world that we will make it,” Olague.

Families of the students came to support and watch their kids perform. The 25,000-square foot and nearly 850 seat center was at capacity. The district says they hope this final piece will paint a beautiful picture for everyone.

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