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July 11, 2013

Seats still available for Monday charter bus to State Home public hearing

Corsicana — Seats are still available on a charter bus to Austin for the public hearing Monday on the proposed closure of the Corsicana State Home.

The hearing is to get public input on the TJJD staff recommendation to close the facility. The public comment will go to the full TJJD board for consideration at its full board meeting later this month.

The bus will leave from the Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 6:30 a.m. Monday, and should return to Corsicana about 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. The public hearing is taking place at 10 a.m. Monday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Austin.

City and county officials are expected to make presentations during the public hearing in an effort to keep the facility in Corsicana open and retain the 287 jobs that are at the State Home.

There is no cost to ride the bus, but reservations are required. Contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 903-874-4731 today to make a reservation.

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