Persistence pays off for boarders

Last time, proponents of a new skateboard park were a little late asking for civic support.

But Thursday, they heard good news from City Hall. Boarders will receive about $400,000, enough to complete a new facility this year near Henderson Lake Park.

Meeting as finance committee, city council members approved the project as they wrapped up debate on the city’s 2014-18 Capital Improvement Program. Its total cost is pegged at about $702,000.

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