Robstown - On the afternoon of Oct. 14 the Robstown Cotton Pickers broke ground today on a new addition to the school which will replace older facilities that were removed months ago. The School Superintendent Dr. Maria Vidaurri was on hand to address the crowd of students and parents that had gathered at the school for the days events.

"Today marks both a beginning and an end to our renovation and additions project," Said Dr. Vidaurri. "The design and development phase which required the help and support of so many gathered here today comes to an end."

Over the summer the high school said goodbye to several buildings on its campus located near the auditorium. If all goes according to plan in the next 10 to 12 months they will have a new state of the art facility to add to the campus.

The ceremony included performances from the band who played the Robstown Alma Mater, to the choir who performed the national anthem that afternoon. The cheerleaders were also on hand to lead the crowd in a few cheers before the official groundbreaking took place.

The school board took the ceremonial shovels and together broke ground on the construction phase of the expansion and additions project. "Let us not forget that Robstown high School has stood the test of time and out of our doors have come many many educated individuals with degrees to become teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, welders and carpenters," continued Dr. Vidaurri. "I know that this campus will continue its tradition of excellence and we say thank you to all who have worked so hard and to all who were so dedicated to this project from the beginning."