KETR Local
7:43 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Council to name portion of I-30 after MLK Jr.

Greenville – The Greenville City Council may again act to name a major thoroughfare in honor of a slain civil rights leader. More than 13 years ago, the Council agreed to name the stretch of Interstate 30 which passes through the City in memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But as of today, only a historical-marker type sign sits by itself at the western city limits. The Texas Department of Transportation requires state legislation sponsored by a lawmaker in order to officially recognize a highway as a memorial highway. State Senator Bob Deuell, of Greenville, has said the Council needs to pass a more recent resolution in support of the measure, prior to the upcoming Texas legislative session. The Council intends to pass the resolution Tuesday.

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