Tarleton to consider additional parking area options

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 19, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—A much higher than expected price tag is prompting Tarleton State University to consider parking area alternatives to the pecan grove off Washington Street near the Cecil Ballow Baseball Complex.

The cost to fix the extensive pecan grove drainage issues has delayed the project as options are considered, including a different design or different location, said Dr. Tye Minckler, vice president for finance and administration.

“Our number one priority is our students, and ensuring that we provide appropriate services, including parking, but we also must be good stewards of available resources,” Minckler said.  “We are investigating other options and putting the bidding for the grove project on hold.”

Minckler appreciated expressions of community concern about cutting down some of the pecan trees.

The university will look at extending current parking lots and other options.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.