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Gregg County Coliseum plans on hold for at least six months

Gregg County commissioners are saying not so fast on the proposed coliseum. Monday, they voted to put their plans on hold for about six months to a year because of new estimated costs.

Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt says the economy isn't helping, either.

"There are a lot more is to be dotted and ts to be crossed before we pull any financial triggers. I think the court was very clear on their support for the concept in trying to move forward but right now with what we have in front of us...and the economy in general this is really not the time," said Judge Stoudt.

Officials say the Coliseum could cost between $25 and $29 million. The county would fund the construction, and the city would run the facility.

LaKecia Shockley, reporting. lshockley@kltv.com

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