Hockley County Commissioners met in a regular meeting on Monday. They approved donating 2 blocks of the former Junior High site to the City of Levelland, however, they did say they want a restriction in the contract indicating that in the event the property is not used for a new fire station by the City of Levelland the property will immediately revert back to Hockley County. Commissioners said they are in favor of the donation of the land, however they want to review the final contract once completed by the City Attorney as an action item in a future meeting.
How did Hockley County become owners of the 2 blocks of property where the Junior High once stood. According to Deed Records of the property, in 1922 Post Montgomery deeded 1 block of the land to Levelland ISD and 2 blocks to Hockley County with the wording that in the event the property ever ceased to be a public school the property would revert back to Post Montgomery. Several years later it was noted that the deed was amended to show Post Montgomery did not want the property back regardless, thus Hockley County maintains full ownership until now.
Commissioners also approved allowing the Department of Health and Human Services, which is housed in a County owned building on 8th street to remodel the building as needed to meet a new state requirement. Commissioners agreed for the state to use their Vendors and to pay all expense of the remodeling.
Commissioners also approved beginning the next phase of construction on the county owned property at 624 Ave H in Levelland.