Last Friday in Alpine, Texas State University System officials agreed to have SHSU attempt to obtain the Military Reserve Building property on Sam Houston by way of negotiation and purchase.
TSU officials have decided not to consider obtaining the property from its purchaser, Maalouf Properties, through eminent domain–an issue orignally arising out of not being a part of the bidding process. Maalouf Properties filed a bid with the City on time, while the university did not. The university contends they were not notified properly regarding the bidding. University officials decided against eminent domain action because a proper survey had not been done prior to their decision regarding the separation of the property from Huntsville Fire Station #2 next door.