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High school in Houston reopens after $80.9 million renovation

Jan. 8, 2021
The overhaul of Austin High School was one of the projects in Houston's 2012 $2 billion bond program.

The Houston district has reopened Austin High School after an $80.9 million renovation.

KTRK-TV reports that the campus upgrade preserved the facade of the 84-year-old building, which is the cornerstone of the city's historic East End.

The renovations include a three-story academic wing with larger, naturally lighted classrooms, labs for weldingand robotics, and new athletic facilities, including two gyms and locker rooms.

While renovations were being done, students were learning at an adjacent temporary campus.

Austin High School is one of 40 schools to be renovated or rebuilt as part of the $2 billion bond program approved in 2012 by district voters.

Right now, only Bellaire High School remains under active construction as part of its original scope of work.

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