AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An appeals court has declined to block the $1.6 million sale of the former Texas Highway Patrol Museum in downtown San Antonio to developers.
The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/10EZnyP ) reports the 3rd Court of Appeals dismissed sales process challenges from the state and neighboring restaurant owner Lisa Wong who offered nearly $1.7 million.
Attorney General Greg Abbott in 2011 sued the museum, alleged financial mismanagement and the property was seized. The museum wasn't connected to the Department of Public Safety but proceeds from the sale will benefit troopers and their families.
Father and son Paul and Kevin Covey offered $1.6 million to buy the property "as is" within 30 days.
Wong, who had a nearly 90-day purchase timeline, didn't immediately comment Monday. The attorney general's office could appeal Friday's ruling.