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Texas A&M System regents OK ground leases for private developers

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Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013 12:00 am

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents have approved ground leases to allow private developers access to university land.

The regents approved two agenda items at a special meeting Saturday morning. Regent Judy Morgan was absent. The items were approved unanimously without comment or discussion by the regents.

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18 comments:

  • jer2 posted at 11:36 am on Tue, Sep 10, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    We won't miss you.

     
  • jer2 posted at 11:35 am on Tue, Sep 10, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    If only you could prove that the Rebublicans are benifitting from this through graft then that would be a "logical explanation but you once again cannot, only throw out baseless accusations.

     
  • jer2 posted at 11:33 am on Tue, Sep 10, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Wrong, you flagged it because it was pro TAMU which you have made it pretty obvious, you are not.

     
  • obasfirst posted at 2:33 pm on Mon, Sep 9, 2013.

    obasfirst Posts: 632

    That's another logical fallacy to add to the list. Two wrongs don't make a right.


    Seems you are saying republicans are reaping the benefits but you are ok with it.

     
  • elf posted at 2:30 pm on Mon, Sep 9, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1568

    Jer2: I flagged your comment because 1) it is a personal attack and 2) it has nothing to do with the discussion.

     
  • elf posted at 12:55 pm on Mon, Sep 9, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1568

    Texas lands must not be used to provide tax free land for developers, Republican or Democrats Representative Raney specifically arranged this for Republicans to use to bolster their campaign chests. I, for one will remind him and the public of this in 2014. I will also remind Aggies who the governor was who signed into law the bill that allows this graft. Shame on the Republicans who are destroying the infrastructure of Texas schools. I will miss Howdy Farms.

     
  • jer2 posted at 11:55 am on Mon, Sep 9, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    All the while the state run university can and usually does select the lowest bidder to a company that is often times politically connected which may hire it's own illegal immigrants. Your point is?

     
  • jer2 posted at 11:51 am on Mon, Sep 9, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    So if your democratic friends were the ones to reap the benifit of this, would you be on here with your daily complaining and whining? I think not. You're too partisan for your own good. Other universities will gladly take you and your ilk. TAMU will be just fine.

     
  • elf posted at 1:34 pm on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1568

    I don't think people have actually figured this one out. This is a way to make land (owned by the people of Texas) profitable to special individuals. What's special about these individuals? Simple, they give 6 figure "donations" to Perry, the TPPF or other Republican cronies of Perry to their political campaigns.

    It's as simple as that: TEXAS FOR SALE. That's no change from earlier Republican politics. Only this time, Aggies, they are selling YOUR school and all its traditions, starting with the "Howdy Farm".

     
  • techag posted at 12:59 pm on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    techag Posts: 200

    Great decision

     
  • techag posted at 12:22 pm on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    techag Posts: 200

    This was actually done before at CENTEQ building in Research Park. The university ended up buying the building because it didn't work out.

     
  • techag posted at 12:12 pm on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    techag Posts: 200

    So let me get this straight: They are considering a project that will have a private company build office space ON TEXAS A&M LAND and then LEASE THAT OFFICE SPACE TO TEXAS A&M. Sound like its a round about way to give someone's friend government money.

     
  • Bjorkbat posted at 10:32 am on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    Bjorkbat Posts: 1

    Every time I get even remotely close to wondering what would happen had I not dropped out of A&M I somehow receive some sort of bad news regarding my old school that reminds me how lucky I was to have made my decision when I did. What makes this especially painful was that I was a horticulture major when I attended, and in a sense, was around to see the birth of the Howdy Farm, from idea to early realization.

    And in case you're curious about what life after dropping out is like, it's quite fantastic. I eventually wound up at New Mexico State, became a Computer Science major after discovering that I'm unusually good at programming, am currently working on a browser-based circuit sim to teach people electronics, get to run two student organizations, met one of the co-founders of Pixar (because he was an alumni) and occassionally go hiking in the mountains literally right outside of town, which happen to also be good for stargazing.

     
  • kabloink posted at 9:22 am on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    kabloink Posts: 21

    In a decade A&M will probably only be a shell run by corporations feeding off government money and students fees. Any tradition that isn't profitable will be killed off.

     
  • nn posted at 8:48 am on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    nn Posts: 194

    Private developer and construction companies have an immense advantage over the university: they can hire illegal immigrants to do the jobs, and can therefore build much cheaper.

     
  • ftw posted at 8:11 am on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    ftw Posts: 1244

    Why couldn't they do that for the new football stadium? Perhaps it says something about what is important to them, and priorities.

     
  • the real slim shady posted at 7:59 am on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    the real slim shady Posts: 387

    University for sale--yes, it's official. The Board of Rejects have crowned John Sharp as the head pimp amongst all pimps.

     
  • obasfirst posted at 1:42 am on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    obasfirst Posts: 632

    Why they couldn't do that for the new football stadium?

    funny how the BOR, who is all about transparency and accountability, meets behind "closed doors" .

    This decision was already made way before this so called "emergency" meeting.

     

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