The Dumas City Commission will be receiving an update about the event center project from David Tapp on Tuesday. The meeting is set to begin at 11:30am on November 5th at the Dumas Commission Chambers located at 124 E. 7th Street.


The Journal previously covered the event center story back in January 2016. At that time, Tom Lavin of Amarillo-based Lavin Architects said the cost of a 300,000-square foot event center in Dumas would be $89.8 million.

The committee organized by the Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce decided in 2016 that the next step would be to discuss forming a group to develop a feasibility study. It would project who would use the center and how much revenue would be generated by hosting their events.

Other items to be discussed at the meeting include: Appointments for Moore County Appraisal District, DEDC, Candy Cane Lane, several city purchases, and Dumas City Manager employment contract.

Read the Journals previous articles to catch up on the story.

January 2016 – Architect estimates Dumas event center would cost $89.8 million

October 2015 – Architects show committee renderings for 300,000-square foot event center

July 2015 – Chamber begins $18K convention center study