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Buc-ee's is not coming to Texarkana after all.

In a recent email to management at the Texarkana KOA, the Texas-based chain of travel stops announced that it has decided not to purchase the property to build one of its establishments.

Buc'ees entered an "option to purchase" last year and had nine months to exercise that option.

"This is month seven," said Jerry Bergman, general manager of KOA Texarkana and Northgate Mobile Homes. "This month, they made it known they were declining to purchase.

"Buc-ee's now has a new CEO, and the word is the company is electing to go in another direction," he said.

Attempts to contact Buc-ee's for comment Wednesday were unsuccessful.

Bergman said while some KOA tenants were relieved by the news, others felt differently.

"Some of the tenants here had gone ahead and sold their homes," he said. "They are understandably upset about the situation.

"But we are still in business, and we will be so for the foreseeable future."

Buc-ee's also announced last year plans to build in Royse City just off Interstate 30 by 2020, according to media reports.

KOA Texarkana is at 500 St. Michael Drive, just north of I-30.

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