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Why Hire a Company to Help with Roofing Insurance Claims?

Why Hire a Company to Help with Roofing Insurance Supplements in Corpus Christi, TX?

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Are you interested in reducing expenses and increasing profits for your expanding roofing business? You can achieve these goals without compromising quality. As a roofer, you understand that every project is critical to your company's financial success. Given the high level of competition in the industry, it's important to seek ways to gain an edge over your competitors continuously.

For many roofing contractors, having a team of insurance restoration consultants to handle tasks like Xactimate writing is the solution they need to gain that edge. Here are just a few of the most common reasons why roofing contractors like you trust IRC Estimates for help with roofing insurance supplements.

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Great Xactimate Training is Hard to Find

When insurance adjusters prepare claims, they rely on a software program called Xactimate. This program allows them to input large amounts of data and corresponding codes to generate a claim. However, if an adjuster lacks knowledge about roofing, the generated claim may not be accurate. Adjusters are required to follow their company's standard policies, which means that the information generated for a claim is entirely decided by the insurer.

Unfortunately, this can be bad news for homeowners and roofing contractors who are trying to complete a job. The claim generated by an adjuster may not account for overhead and profit or other contractor expenses. But with Xactimate training from companies like IRC Estimates, you can help ensure your claims are accurate and account for the expenses you need to get your roofing job done right. Contact our office today to learn more about how our team helps roofing contractors with Xactimate training and more.

Help Ensure You're Doing Your Best Work

Without roofing insurance supplements in Corpus Christi, TX, it can be easy for an insurance adjuster to miss certain types of damage when they're assessing a roofing job. While an adjuster's job is to estimate the extent of the damage, their estimate is only an approximation. Supplementing a project can help ensure that all issues, damage, and necessary materials are properly calculated, so you can confidently have all the supplies and preparation needed to complete the job to the best of your ability.

The Process of Supplementing Takes Time You Don't Have

Insurance company desk adjusters often find themselves spending a significant amount of time completing monotonous tasks like estimating claims for homeowners who have experienced structural damage and require financial assistance for repairs. These tasks, which can include negotiating, make up the bulk of what they do for their 40-hour work week. They don't have business obligations and client needs to exceed.

Smaller roofing companies, on the other hand, may not have the financial resources to hire a team of adjusters or estimators to help counter insurance claims with supplements. As a result, they either spend time doing the supplements themselves or hire someone with less knowledge or skill to complete the task. This not only negatively impacts their bottom line, but it is also not a cost or time-efficient approach. By relying on a company that specializes in roofing insurance supplement assistance for contractors, you can potentially free up your time and focus more on serving customers.

Office Turnover Hurts

Small roofing contractors who choose to hire office staff to handle supplement preparation and multitasking may face high turnover rates. As previously mentioned, the work can be time-consuming and tedious, causing entry-level employees to tire quickly and seek better opportunities elsewhere. Furthermore, most office staff may lack the proficiency required to operate Xactimate software and may not have on-the-job experience with roofing projects.

Essentially, you may end up with an insurance adjuster on staff. Is that something you really want to consider?

Rejected Roofing Insurance Supplements are Real

One crucial point to note is that inexperienced preparers often overlook important aspects when creating roof supplements. Without adequate knowledge, they may not be able to prepare the supplement accurately and may take a longer time to submit it, which could result in a rejection from the insurance company.

Additionally, untrained office staff may not be able to fully maximize the supplement for a claim and verify its authorization, which can lead to missed opportunities for the business owner to receive the full amount they are entitled to.

Keeping It "In-House" Isn't Always Wise

Are you considering handling roof supplements on your own, or are you open to outsourcing to a skilled team of experts? While it may seem like a wise decision to keep the process in-house in the short term, that may not work for long. Without someone by your side with years of roofing supplement experience, you could be missing as much info as the inexperienced adjuster with whom you're fed up. That's why roofing contractors use companies like IRC Estimates - to ensure they get the materials and compensation they truly deserve to do the best job possible.

FAQs About Roofing Insurance Supplements in Corpus Christi, TX

As insurance restoration consultants, IRC Estimates works with a wide range of roofing contractors throughout the year. Some are brand-new at what they do and need help understanding the nuance or work involved with roofing supplements, Xactimate writing, and construction restoration in general. And that's OK - everyone has got to start somewhere.

Whether you're a new roofing contractor feeling lost or you're a seasoned expert looking to brush up on your knowledge, keep reading. Below are just a few of the most frequently asked questions that our roofing insurance supplement consultants handle daily.

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What's the point in supplementing roofing jobs? I'm busy enough as it is.

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This is one of the most asked-about topics that we hear at IRC Estimates. And the answer is simple - to get paid what you should be getting paid on roofing insurance claims jobs. What that means is you get paid the actual cost to do the job that you accepted correctly, such as:

  • Quantity of Materials
  • Installation Best Practices
  • Adhering to Building Code Mandates
  • More

The truth is that insurance companies aren't the enemy, but they sure do make mistakes. It's up to you, as the roofing contractor, to discover and remediate those mistakes - not just for you but for your roofing client. The fact is that your clients hire you because they believe you're an expert at filing and managing roof insurance claims. By supplementing those claims, you're both demonstrating your expertise while providing excellent service and results. If you don't have the time to do so, it's wise to search for professional help with your roofing insurance supplements.

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Is there a set number of roofing jobs that I should supplement?

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The quick answer is that you should review all of your roofing jobs to see if they need to be supplemented. Remember that consistency is key here. By having a clear and standardized process for thorough inspections, it will be easier to determine if your roofing project requires a supplement and easier to file one too.

The best way to achieve this is by giving your sales reps clear guidelines on how all roof inspections should be conducted. Top contractors use inspection checklists and photo checklists to ensure that all damage and necessary materials are properly documented for the job. While this may add an additional 15-30 minutes to the sales reps' current process, it will benefit your roofing business in many ways.

If you're just starting out and need some help on how to optimize this process, contact IRC Estimates today to speak with one of our consultants.

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When is the right time to think about roofing insurance supplements in Corpus Christi, TX?

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When it comes to roofing supplements, there are two opportune times to submit them: Pre-Production (before installation) and Post-Production (after installation, but before depreciation is released). The most effective method is to file both Pre-Production and Post-Production supplements for insurance roofing jobs.

For Pre-Production supplements, it's best to write or send them to a supplementing company as soon as the adjuster has provided the full scope of loss. This is because it can take the adjuster and carrier several days to settle these claims, and it's important to avoid scheduling an installation if there are expensive Xactimate line items that haven't been approved yet. Often, when a Pre-Production supplement is approved, the carrier will send an extra ACV check to the homeowner for the additional line items on the revised estimate.

Contractors with effective roof inspection processes tend to have faster turnaround times on Pre-Production supplements and encounter fewer scheduling issues. When they don't have those processes in place, they often use a trusted partner like IRC Estimates, with years of experience managing Xactimate software and roofing issues covered by insurance.

Your Trusted Choice for Roofing Insurance Supplements in Corpus Christi, TX

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IRC Estimates offers a comprehensive range of roofing insurance supplement services for roofing contractors, including Xactimate claim writing and management, claims administration, estimates, and consulting services. Our dedication to roofing contractors enables them to streamline their operations and reduce costs by either outsourcing their claims administration entirely or learning how to manage it themselves.

Whatever your goals may be, IRC Estimates is here to help you expedite your services and grow your roofing business, one roofing insurance claim at a time. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you maximize every roof claim that comes across your desk by using supplements.

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Game changing sports complex breaks ground, a new home to Corpus Christi FC

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi’s resident pre-professional soccer team, Corpus Christi FC Sharks, hasn’t had a home since their inception, but that's all about change.

Near the intersection of Old Brownsville Road and Cliff Maus Drive will be a state-of-the-art Multi-Sport Complex. On Wednesday, Next Sports Company and the City of Corpus Christi broke ground on the $28.3 million complex.

It will sit on a plot of land that Corpus Christi Councilman Roland Barrera said sat vacant for decades.

“Many, many children play sports, but what that does is bring the community together,” said Paulette Guajardo, Corpus Christi Mayor

Included in the complex will be a 5,000-seat soccer stadium and eight illuminated multi-purpose soccer fields. Along with that, Guajardo announced a standard-length go-kart track would be included and the beginning of the Go-Kart Racing Program.

Here is a video of what the complex should look like.

This complex will be home to Next Sports Athletic Programs, as well Corpus Christi FC and their academy teams.

"This is a first step that I think has been long overdue, so I'm just over the moon about it," Manuel Iwabuchi said, Head coach of the Sharks.

Iwabuchi said this shows soccer will no longer be in the background of Corpus Christi.

“Having to kind of jump from field to field, to find fields to train on, to play on it’s been a bit stressful," he said. "But overall, I think this is a step that we’re taking to show the community support in the team and for us it’s obviously amazing in that aspect.”

The team currently plays in the United Soccer League (USL) 2, but hope this complex is a launch point to move up the ranks of the United States soccer system.

“With the motivation this gives us, the motivation from the support from the community and everyone just being on board and behind us, I think we’re more motivated than ever to finally start taking those steps,” Iwabuchi said.

Dr. Kingsley Okonkwo is the brains behind this and owner of Next Sports Company and Corpus Christi FC, the two organizations funding the project. For years he's envisioned bringing a facility like to Corpus Christi.

Soccer growth was the initial goal, but this complex will be used for so much more.

“This is going to be huge for Corpus Christi," Brett Oetting said, CEO of Visit corpus Christi. "Not just from a soccer standpoint, but we’ve already been talking with Dr. Kingsley about bringing other types of events here, as well. A facility like this can attract large tournaments, and those tournaments bring lots of family with them, and they spend lost of money in the community.”

Visit Corpus Christi created the Sports Commission about a year and a half ago. One of the first things the commission done was get a survey assessment on what is needed to bring in more sport business. A facility like this, was put on their radar.

"This was his (Dr. Okonkwo) idea, started over five years ago. And, he went through a pandemic, he went through a hurricane and he kept the faith and he kept pushing forward and brought good people in. The community needs people like Dr. Kingsley that have a passion and have a belief to do big, bold things," Oetting said.

It will provide a big economic impact for the city because the eight youth fields can be used for soccer, baseball, softball and flag football. There will be opportunities to rent the space out for events and maybe bring in concerts.

“We extend an open invitation to local sports clubs and leagues to make the most of these state of the art facilities,” Guajardo said.

The city is contributing $1.85 million from Type B Funds for infrastructure improvements. The city will be reimbursed when the project is done.

The stadium won’t be ready until 2025. However, the youth fields will be ready for play in Fall of 2024. Planning for tournaments is already underway.

Naming rights for the complex are being explored with hopes to have a partner by Fall 2024.

Corpus Christi FC is holding tryoutson December 9 at a different location for their USL 2 team.

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Men's Basketball Wins Showdown in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros men's basketball team beat the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 76-74 as part of the South Texas Showdown, presented by Rally Credit Union, on Wednesday at the American Bank Center.The Vaqueros (3-7) now lead the Islanders (3-5) 14.5 to 10.5 in the showdown standings. The next event of the South Texas Showdown, presented by Rally Credit Union, is women's basketball on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.In this gam...

CORPUS CHRISTI – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros men's basketball team beat the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 76-74 as part of the South Texas Showdown, presented by Rally Credit Union, on Wednesday at the American Bank Center.

The Vaqueros (3-7) now lead the Islanders (3-5) 14.5 to 10.5 in the showdown standings. The next event of the South Texas Showdown, presented by Rally Credit Union, is women's basketball on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.

In this game, senior Ahren Freeman led the Vaqueros with 23 points, seven rebounds and a season-high three assists. Freshman J.J. Howard scored a career-high tying 16 points. Freshman C.J. Booker scored a career-high 15 points with a career-high tying three assists and a career-high three steals. Junior Elijah Elliott scored 14 points with five rebounds and five assists.

Dian Wright-Forde led the Islanders with 21 points and four rebounds. Lance-Amir Paul scored 20 points and four rebounds. Tedrick Washington finished with 10 points.

The Vaqueros hit five of their first seven shots, including three layups and two free throws by Freeman and a layup and a 3-pointer by Booker to take a 13-2 lead over the first five minutes.

The Vaqueros extended their lead to 19-6 on 3-pointer by junior Sherman Brashear at the 11:17 mark before the Islanders went on a 9-2 run to pull within 21-15.

The Vaqueros pushed their lead back out to nine on an Elliott 3-pointer that made the score 28-19. That's when the Islanders went on a 14-4 run to take their first lead at 33-32. Booker answered with a layup in the closing seconds to give the Vaqueros a 34-33 halftime lead.

The Islanders scored four of the first five points in the second half to take the lead before the Vaqueros went on a 9-0 run, capped by a Freeman layup, to go up 44-37.

The Vaqueros extended their lead to eight at 48-40 on another Freeman layup. The Islanders followed with an 10-0 run to take the lead. Senior Daylen Williams answered with a game-tying layup and then Howard buried a 3 to put the Vaqueros up 53-50.

The Islanders regained the lead at 58-56. That's when Booker hit a pair of 3-pointers to power a 13-4 run to put the Vaqueros up 68-60 with 2:36 remaining.

The Islanders got as close as one at 75-74 with eight seconds remaining, but after a Howard free throw, the Vaqueros closed the game with a successful defensive stand.

UTRGV faces Texas A&M-Corpus Christi again as part of the South Texas Showdown, presented by Rally Credit Union, on Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the UTRGV Fieldhouse. The first 400 fans in attendance will receive #BeatCorpus t-shirts. Fall 2023 UTRGV graduates can get free tickets for family members. There will be a special photo backdrop set up for graduates.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at GoUTRGV.com/Tickets. Current UTRGV students receive free general admission with their student ID. All fans need to follow the clear bag policy, details of which can be found at GoUTRGV.com/ClearBag. The party starts in Schlotzsky's Vaquero Village at 5 p.m.

Fans unable to attend in person can watch domestically on ESPN+ or internationally via WAC International.

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South American Bird Makes Rare Appearance in Texas, Thousands of Miles From Home

A small South American bird has made its way to Texas—and bird watchers are flocking to the Lone Star State for a chance to glimpse the out-of-place creature.The yellow-bellied bird, called a cattle tyrant (Machetornis rixosa), is thousands of miles from its typical home. Its presence in Corpus Christi marks the first time the species has been spotted in the United States. And according to ...

A small South American bird has made its way to Texas—and bird watchers are flocking to the Lone Star State for a chance to glimpse the out-of-place creature.

The yellow-bellied bird, called a cattle tyrant (Machetornis rixosa), is thousands of miles from its typical home. Its presence in Corpus Christi marks the first time the species has been spotted in the United States. And according to Texas Monthly’s Christopher Collins, it’s also the first record of the bird anywhere on the continent, north of Panama.

Cattle tyrants are medium-sized flycatchers with light yellow belly feathers, olive-brown back feathers and grayish crown feathers. They usually hang out in pairs or small flocks in farmland and marshes, where they trail behind grazing animals to snap up insects.

It’s not clear how or why this cattle tyrant ended up in Texas, but birders have a few theories: Perhaps the creature hitched a ride on a boat or was blown northward by a storm. Another possible explanation is that something disrupted the Earth’s magnetic field, which birds may use to navigate.

Whatever the reason, it seems fitting that the cattle tyrant landed in Corpus Christi, which has been nicknamed the “Birdiest City in America.” Situated in southeast Texas along the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi hosts more than 200 species of birds. It’s a popular stopping point for various songbirds, shorebirds and other avians during the spring and fall migration seasons.

The cattle tyrant first caught the attention of David Essian, a biologist at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, in mid-November. When Essian first spotted the bird, he was about 20 feet away and could only see its back, which seemed unusual at first glance. When the creature turned around and Essian saw its bright yellow belly, he still had no idea what he was looking at, he tells Raul Alonzo of Texas Public Radio (TPR).

Since the bird didn’t resemble any of the North American species he knew, Essian began to think about all the birds he’d seen or researched from Latin America. That’s when he finally realized he was observing a cattle tyrant far from home.

“Some people were also confused or like, ‘You mean you saw a cattle egret, right?’” he tells TPR, referring to the common, white, wetland-dwelling bird. “And I’m like, ‘No, I saw a cattle tyrant.’”

He shared his sighting with a local birding group for rare finds, which prompted other birders to begin making their way to downtown Corpus Christi. Ever since, bird watchers have been posting photos and sightings of the cattle tyrant on eBird, a popular citizen science platform.

Well, we went down for the Corpus Christi Cattle Tyrant. First record north of Panama. Most likely ship assisted, but a darn cool bird. pic.twitter.com/CCoJwsRptl

— Cin-Ty Lee (@CinTyLeeEarth) November 20, 2023

The bird was later seen near La Retama Park and along the city’s Chaparral Street. It briefly hopped onto an apartment patio, then spent time catching bugs that were buzzing around some garbage.

Mike Williams, a birder from Sugar Land, Texas, hopped in his car and made the roughly three-hour drive southwest to see the cattle tyrant.

“It’s a very obliging bird hanging around a dumpster on the side of the road for flies,” he told Chron.com’s Ariana Garcia. “Not the most photogenic location, but I guess a great source of food.”

Chased a rare bird this morning in Corpus Christi - the Cattle Tyrant. First time this bird has been recorded north of Panama and let us take lots of pics. pic.twitter.com/PoLiEWIb8c

— Marline McGuire (@mcguire_marline) December 2, 2023

Another bird watcher, Liam Wolff, drove more than seven hours from Alpine in western Texas to see the cattle tyrant. Like Essian, Wolff is also a scientist at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.

“I had just proposed to my girlfriend and we were coming back,” he told KIII-TV’s Bill Churchwell. “I got the news; we had to see the bird.”

Out-of-place birds, like the cattle tyrant in Corpus Christi, are known as “vagrants.” This year, many different vagrants have been spotted in the U.S., creating what can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for bird watchers to see them. Over the summer, a roseate spoonbill landed near Green Bay, Wisconsin, which was the first time anyone had seen the species alive in the state. A few months later, flamingos were also spotted in Wisconsin, as well as at least ten other states.

Settlement Reached on Troubled Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas

A $400-million settlement was reached between the Texas Dept. of Transportation and general contractor Flatiron/Dragados over Corpus Christi’s Harbor Bridge in mid-October. The accord ends all disagreements and damage claims concerning the cable-stayed bridge, a project halted multiple times.The six-lane span has been plagued with issues since construction started in 2016, and cost overruns have pushed the price from $806 million to $1.2 billion. If completed within the new time frame, the bridge will still be five years behind ...

A $400-million settlement was reached between the Texas Dept. of Transportation and general contractor Flatiron/Dragados over Corpus Christi’s Harbor Bridge in mid-October. The accord ends all disagreements and damage claims concerning the cable-stayed bridge, a project halted multiple times.

The six-lane span has been plagued with issues since construction started in 2016, and cost overruns have pushed the price from $806 million to $1.2 billion. If completed within the new time frame, the bridge will still be five years behind schedule.

Under the settlement, TxDOT will close out claims related to disagreements on permit costs, right-of-way acquisition, COVID-19-related issues and the replacement of the engineer-of-record, FIGG Bridge Engineers, said Robert Peckar, Flatiron/Dragados' attorney, during the negotiations. In July 2022, Arup and Carlos Fernandez Casado SL were named as engineers.

The settlement also removes the previously issued Notice of Default that TxDOT slapped against the joint venture in August 2022, over five design issues. Peckar explained the default notice shut down the project for more than a year.

A TxDOT press release states the settlement covers claimed damages, but not those associated to unrelated design concerns.

In the release, TxDOT said the settlement will avert additional delays to a project already years behind schedule. “Legal contract disputes for a complex project of this magnitude can be costly and drawn out. This settlement eliminates years of litigation and clears the path for work to continue to progress safely and uninterrupted on the new bridge,” said TxDOT Corpus Christi District Engineer Valente Olivarez Jr. in the release.

Peckar and TxDOT said settlement payment will be made in monthly installments, which includes performance-based milestone payments. One major milestone is the planned spring 2025 opening.

In 2019, construction was halted when TxDOT questioned its design after the 2018 collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University. Both that bridge and the Harbor Bridge were designed by FIGG.

In August 2022, the Notice of Default shuttered the project indefinitely. This shutdown came after TxDOT outlined five safety concerns on the project: foundations, foundation caps, delta frame design, uplift and crane placement.

The report stated “the bridge would collapse under certain load conditions” if completed using the then-current design. As of March 2023, all five of the concerns were addressed to TxDOT's satisfaction.

The current Harbor Bridge is expected to be demolished by the spring of 2026. Opened in 1959, it was designed for a 50-year life span.

This article was updated Oct. 26 to correct some editing errors.

Tuloso-Midway ISD introduces free admission to home games for student athletes

The district introduced a new student athletic pass this week. Almost 400 passes have been given out so far.CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Tuloso-Midway Independent School District student athletes now have some extra motivation to go support their fellow Warriors and Cherokees.T-M ISD has introduced a new student athletic pass. It gets them, cheer and drill team members into home games for free. District officials said they want more kids coming to their games, like how it is on Friday nights during football season.They ...

The district introduced a new student athletic pass this week. Almost 400 passes have been given out so far.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Tuloso-Midway Independent School District student athletes now have some extra motivation to go support their fellow Warriors and Cherokees.

T-M ISD has introduced a new student athletic pass. It gets them, cheer and drill team members into home games for free. District officials said they want more kids coming to their games, like how it is on Friday nights during football season.

They said it can also encourage students to get involved in extracurricular activities, which could help at-risk kids stay productive.

"The opportunity to have kids come to a positive environment—one of our games—support the Warriors or Cherokees, is really a win-win situation," said T-M ISD Superintendent Steve VanMatre.

Coaches across T-M ISD started handing out student athletic passes to students on their teams this week. VanMatre said almost 400 passes were given so far. He said it is generating lots of excitement across campus and at games.

"They feel pride. Building school pride is very important to emotional, social well-being as well as student performance," VanMatre said.

The passes were introduced this week just in time for a basketball tournament hosted at T-M ISD. Boys Basketball Head Coach Tres Garcia said the passes create an opportunity for people to join athletics and have friends support them. He said they can also help pack the stands with fans and prepare teams for a playoff atmosphere.

"It usually makes them play harder and, and maybe do something a little extra that maybe when they're tired, give a little extra for the fans and, and knowing that they got their back," Garcia said.

T-M ISD Athletic Director Kris O'Neal said the passes speak to the district's goal of developing students all the way through graduation. He said every student has an opportunity to be in athletics, and this might incentivize them to take part.

"That might be the thing that has one kid try something. Hey, I, I wasn't going to try before, but this, it's just enough incentive to make me work a little bit harder and to be part of a group and bond," O'Neal said.

Student athletes will also be able to use a new weight room. A private donor provided more than $50,000 to make it a reality. He said it is an investment in the future of T-M's athletic programs and the students that play in them.

"We want every student in our district to have access to elite facilities so they can grow into a full person, and this is part of that process," O'Neal said.

VanMatre also mentioned new improvements to their athletic facilities. There is a complete renovation of the natatorium, new turf for the baseball and softball fields, and resurfacing of the tennis courts. It comes after the new renovations to Warrior Stadium before last season.

They also plan to give out the athletic passes in the future, VanMatre said.

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