Commissioners set to vote on removing confederate statue from Gregg County Courthouse

Commissioners set to vote on removing confederate statue from Gregg County Courthouse

GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Gregg County Commissioners’ Court will soon discuss the possibility of removing a confederate statue from the county’s courthouse grounds.

Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt announced next Monday to be the time for the Commissioner’s to decide saying, “on the 17th it’ll be an agenda item. Commissioner Brown will be bringing it to the court to be voted on as to whether to leave the monument as is or to take it off the Gregg County premises.”

Stoudt confirmed the agenda item Monday after commissioners heard more public comment concerning a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers located on the lawn outside of the Gregg County Courthouse.

Although several different perspectives were brought by the public, everyone who spoke in today’s court session was in favor of keeping the statue where it stands.

A petition to remove the statue from courthouse grounds was presented to Stoudt during the commissioners’ court meeting in late June.

The meeting schedule can be found by visiting Gregg County’s website.

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