Monday, June 24, 2013

This is the only hope for humiliating UT.    I know there are people in Brownsville who can write the check and not even know they wrote it.  The question is, are the people with real money willing to do the right thing?
If someone has a copy of the TSC UT Partnership agreement I need it.  I was told something to look for.  I want to read the agreement myself before I go public with what I was told.  As is always the case with the BV -  documents are everything.
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As to the back rent issue.
"Trouble surfaced in 2009, when UT-Brownsville and TSC asked the Legislature for $10 million to help UT-Brownsville make its rent payments to TSC. The Legislature kicked the problem back, asking the UT System and the TSC Board of Trustees to figure out how to pay for the rent. But the rent money was just the latest in a series of clashes between the two institutions. In November 2010, the UT Regents voted to dissolve the partnership, saying the alliance had become “untenable.” UT-Brownsville President Garcia says that the joint governance of two schools under one roof contributed to the strain."
Because of the original terms in the partnership agreement, TSC may have no way of ever recovering the money owed by the state short of humiliating UT in a public forum.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was my understanding that the way UT has been able to weasel out of paying the back rent owed to TSC has to do with the language of the contract. If you can watch the TSC Board of Trustee meetings from Feb. 17, 2011 and the one after that, you would learn a lot.