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City Closes on Ford Ranch Purchase

The City of San Angelo yesterday closed its purchase of the Ford Ranch. The City Council in November approved the 44 million dollar purchase of the nearly 33 thousand acre ranch, from which the City pumps water from the Hickory Aquifer. Once the ranch was for sale, the Council determined that buying the property was the surest way to protect the city's stake in the Hickory, along with the 1 hundred 20 million dollar investment made developing the aquifer as a source of drinking water. The City will now proceed to shore up its legal rights to Hickory water before it considers marketing the property for resale.