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Bar none? Not after $1M gift for Texas campus pub

   SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Wealthy alumni usually finance new football stadiums or libraries at their old colleges. Tom and Leti Contreras are donating nearly $1 million to build a bar.

   The couple met at St. Mary's University in the 1980s at an on-campus spot known as The Pub. It closed shortly thereafter and has left the small San Antonio liberal arts college without a watering hole ever since.

   Tom Contreras told the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1l3e442 ) that he wants St. Mary's to "go another level" and attract quality students. He says the college needs to bring back a community atmosphere.

   Construction is set to begin this fall. Preliminary plans call for a 1,200-square-foot bar with TVs and a stage for live music.

   The new pub is scheduled to open next year.

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