The XIT Headquarters will stay in Channing

After a lot of debate the City of Channing will be keeping the century old XIT Headquarters building. Last spring the owner was going to move the historical general office to the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. The citizens of Channing didn't want it moved.

After months of meetings and negotiations, the city will be purchasing the building with help from the Texas Historical Society and private donors.

The Hartley County Historical Committee will still need to come up with a 2 million dollar endowment, just not within 60 days. The city and county are hoping this will help Channing's Tourism.