Celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Drive planned June 14


A celebration will be held to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, formerly Airport Drive, on June 14. Details were discussed at the May 27 city council meeting.
District 3 council member Brad Hedrick and mayor Sara Post Meyer were re-elected in the May 10 election. In addition, Terry Glover was elected as district 2 council member. The three were sworn into office at the meeting by city attorney James K. Crain III.
Cuero PD chief Jay Lewis introduced Reginald Bedford as a new police officer and Buddy Harwell as the new full-time fire marshal. Harwell replaces a city employee who worked part-time as fire marshall.
The Rev. A.L. Taylor of Little Zion Baptist Church spoke to the council during the public comments forum in regards to the renaming of Airport Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The street was renamed in December.
“I want to say thank you for your help, it made a lot of citizens happy,” Taylor said. He said a celebration was planned June 14. After a ribbon cutting ceremony, citizens will march from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Leonard Roy Harmon Drive to the Cuero Municipal Park basketball pavilion, where gospel singers will perform.
“This is the best example of citizens coming to the government body and the government body responding,” Meyer said. “We greatly appreciate the example shown to the community that  the council does listen.”
Taylor first approached council about having a street in town be named after King in January 2013.
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