Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) filed Senate Bill 112 to protect Texas’ heritage and history. The legislation prevents any historical monument or structure that has existed on public grounds for more than 40 years from being removed, altered or renamed. “These statutes and monuments are important to Texans,” said Senator Creighton. “Texas should not erase our history — we should learn from it.”
Creighton explained that he believe this legislation is necessary as shown by recent attempts across the state to remove valuable pieces of history from the public. A rally occurred in Hermann Park in Houston earlier this year regarding the removal of the Sam Houston statue. Sam Houston is the namesake of the City of Houston and one of Texas’ most important founding fathers. Yesterday, San Antonio City Councilmen filed a memo proposing to move a confederate statue in Travis Park.
“I believe Texas monuments should be a way to learn about the history of the Lone Star State,” concluded Senator Creighton. “We should not delete evidence of our past to comply with current political correctness. These monuments are a great way to learn and teach future generations as parents see fit.”