Stephenville officials confirmed this week that the city has sold the old fire station to Tarleton State University and the Texas A&M University System.

In December 2013, the city officially opened the new Fire Station No. 2 at the corner of Wolfe Nursery Road and the Northwest Loop. 

"It has always been part of the city's plan to sell the old station to the university once we were out of it," City Administrator Mark Kaiser said. "When school officials first heard we were considering moving, they approached us about purchasing the property. So we planned it that way."

Once the city was completely out of the building in January, they began negotiations with Texas A&M University System officials on the purchase of the old fire station. Kaiser said they agreed to $175,000 for the 15,000 square foot building and the property it sits on. Paperwork was finalized in late January.

"The fire station is located at an important corner of Tarleton’s campus," said Janice Horak, assistant vice president - external relations at Tarleton. "The purchase is viewed as a positive development for the city and the university, and Tarleton is currently considering various options on how to best use the site."