BANGS Bangs City Council members approved the $15,000 purchase Tuesday night of a quarter-acre tract of land next to the city's baseball field and will allow the city to enlarge the field.

The purchase is contingent upon the city closing on another adjacent three-acre tract of land that is under contract with the city for $32,000, City Administrator Leo Smith said.

Acquiring the two pieces of property will accomplish a couple of things, Smith said expanding the ball field and creating the option to locate the water park and swimming pool there.

In other business, the council selected the Jacob and Martin engineering firm of Abilene to be the city's engineer on Master Plan grant.