More purple and white: Tarleton lands 80 acres near CrowleyMore purple and white: Tarleton lands 80 acres near Crowleyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=20552015-01-08T06:46:00Z2015-01-08T00:00:00Z

CROWLEY, TARRANT COUNTY - Tarleton State University has announced that it will build a branch one mile north of FM 1187 along the Chisholm Trail Pkwy.

Tarleton, which is part of the Texas A&M System, accepted a “transformational gift” of 80 acres from the Walton Group of Companies.

In Fort Worth, Texas A&M/Tarleton currently leases space in the Hickman Building on Camp Bowie Blvd. and the Schaffer Building on Enderly Place.

Tarleton State University President F. Dominic Dottavio said he was glad the Fort Worth has “room in its heart for another purple and white university.”

"This is a terrific opportunity. We've got TCC (Tarrant County College) in our yard and now we've got Tarleton State University. What that means for the children and adults of Crowley is that they can stay home and go all the way through an undergraduate institution for around $10,000, which is fantastic," said CISD Superintendent Dr. Dan Powell.

Texas A&M will ask the state legislature for $55 million this spring to construct a 125,000-sf building on the site for classrooms, student services and administration. The first of many buildings, it will serve up to 1,500 students.

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