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2012-12-27

Courthouse renamed for former presidents

Special to the Courier

The United States Senate recently passed a bill renaming the Federal building and US Courthouse in Midland after former Presidents George HW Bush and George W. Bush.
On Tuesday, Dec. 18, US Senator John Cornyn noted, "It's my distinct honor to help preserve the legacy of two great leaders and Texans as they continue to leave their mark on this nation, and I cannot think of a better way to do that than by memorializing them in Midland." said Cornyn, a sponsor of the bill.
Sponsored by US Texas District 11 Representative Mike Conaway, the bill was passed by the House of Representatives in 2011. It will redesignate the Federal building and US located at 200 East Wall Street in Midland as the "George HW Bush and George W. Bush United States Courthouse and George Mahon Federal Building."
Conaway said, "In their 20 years of service in the White House, Presidents George HW Bush and George W. Bush distinguished themselves as exemplary American leaders. Renaming this courthouse in Midland is a meaningful tribute to these two great Texans."