Longview University Funds New Performance Center

A Longview area university is celebrating, as it looks like a proposed performance center will soon be a reality.

More than 15-million dollars has been raised to fund a new 2-thousand seat chapel and performance facility at Letourneau University. It's a result of a 2 year donation drive. The "S.E. Belcher center" will be used as a chapel as well as for performances of touring plays and musicals, and possibly even the symphony.

  School administrators say it's a facility that will put the university at the forefront in attracting events. The 2 year construction project is set to break ground in March.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.