Street signs changed in Belton, renamed for MLK

POSTED: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:06pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:42pm

A Central Texas town renamed one of it's streets in Martin Luther King Jr.'s honor, just in time for Black History Month.

Thursday, signs on 9th Street were replaced to now say MLK Avenue in Belton. It's a project that we're told has been in the works for more than two years. The African American Churches United, AACU, has worked with the city, First Baptist Church of Belton, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to make this project a reality.

The AACU says Belton is one of the last cities in Central Texas to get an MLK street. For them, the renaming says a lot about Belton.

"It brings about togetherness. What Martin stood for was pulling together all people to work together. And, here in Belton, proves again that a team can come together and work together," said Dr. William M. Hill, chairperson of AACU in Belton.

The Belton City Council approved the name change on November 12. An official sign unveiling ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 18, at 3 p.m. at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.


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