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Judge requests permission to demolish historic county courthouse

Posted: 2:03 PM, Sep 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-06 18:48:29-04

County Judge Loyd Neal has sent a request to the Texas Historical Commission asking permission to have the Old Nueces County Courthouse demolished.

In his letter, Neal cites many attempts by the county to save the historic building.

Neal says that every possible avenue for restoring the building have been explored, but now the community must accept the fact that respiration is impossible.

“As public officials, we owe this to our community, South Texas, and all of Texas, to do what is right and to finally put an end to this dangerous and unsightly embarrassment at the gateway to our community,” Neal said.