educationTexas A&M University is Texas’ first public institution of higher learning, opening in 1876. It is one of a select few academic institutions in the nation to hold federal triple designation as a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant and Space-Grant university. Many Texas children aspire to attend A&M, as did the child of one wireless tower lease holder. A $30,000 cash prepayment from Md7 was used to provide a major portion of the college costs.