GR Reporter Staff Report

Ground work has begun on the construction site of a new 2,000-seat arena gymnasium for the Glen Rose Independent School District. Bulldozers moved earth last week at the location behind the Administration Building and next to the baseball field. The arena will include dressing rooms, laundry facilities and training and weight rooms. The gym, with an estimated price tag of $16.9 million, was part of a bond package approved by voters earlier this year. The target date for opening is May 2012.