I just received some fantastic news relating to Texas Route 66! Larry Clonts of Shamrock, Texas and an officer with Texas Old Route 66 Association has been working for over a year & a half to get a historic designation for Route 66 across Texas. The bill, HB 978 was introduced by Four Price and Larry goes to Austin on Tuesday (March 10th 2015) to testify!
Here is some of the information or you can go to http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/
and type the bill number in and see all the history of it.
By: Price H.B.No.978
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the designation of the Route 66 Historic Corridor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION1.Subchapter A, Chapter 442, Government Code, is
amended by adding Section 442.030 to read as follows:
ROUTE 66 HISTORIC CORRIDOR. (a) The
commission shall identify relevant segments of former U.S. Highway
66 located in this state that are still in use and designate those
segments as a historic corridor.
(b)The historic corridor designated by the commission
shall be known as the Route 66 Historic Corridor.
SECTION2.This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
This is such a giant step forward for Texas Route 66!