TAMUT gets farm; Texarkana college gets Robison campusTAMUT gets farm; Texarkana college gets Robison campushttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=81962013-02-26T08:33:00Z2013-02-19T00:00:00Z

TEXARKANA - Texas A&M University-Texarkana (A&M) and Texarkana College (TC) announced a building and land swap.

With the swap, the university will convey all of its property on Robison Rd. to Texarkana College including the Aikin Building, the academic building, 3.25 acres near College Bowl and the Moss Library. In exchange, the university will receive the college’s farm and $340,000.

The college will lease the academic building until July 31, 2016, then pay $340,000 to finalize the deal.

It make sense for the university to make this arrangement before planning on future construction at the University Drive campus, according to A&M System Chancellor John Sharp.

In the 1970s, A&M and TC shared the Robison Rd. location. A&M, then East Texas State University, served upperclassman, and TC served those seeking an associate degree or certificate.

With the state’s approval of A&M accepting freshman and sophomore students, the university began construction of a new campus at Bringle Lake. The university moved most of its business to the University Dr. in July 2010, after it first building was completed. The buildings have sat empty since.

The college’s farm is near Redwater. The college has owned the property since the 1970s, and for years it served as a place for students to study farm animals and plants. However, in the last decade, it has not been used as it once was.

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